Alternatives to Vulkan for all platforms with any license

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  • OpenGL icon

    OpenGL

    OpenGL is the premier environment for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications. Since its introduction in 1992, OpenGL has become the industry's most widely used and supported 2D and 3D graphics application...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Microsoft DirectX icon

    Microsoft DirectX

    Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

    Free Windows

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  • SDL icon

    SDL

    Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer. It is used by MPEG playback software...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile iPhone S60 ... BSD iPad Haiku

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  • WebGL icon

    WebGL

    WebGL is a cross-platform, royalty-free web standard for a low-level 3D graphics API based on OpenGL ES 2.0, exposed through the HTML5 Canvas element as Document Object Model interfaces. Developers familiar with OpenGL ES 2.0 will...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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  • Allegro icon

    Allegro

    Allegro 4 and Allegro 5 are cross-platform, libraries mainly aimed at video game and multimedia programming. They handle common, low-level tasks such as creating windows, accepting user input, loading data, drawing images, playing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone

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  • GLFW icon

    GLFW

    GLFW is an Open Source, multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES and Vulkan development on the desktop. It provides a simple API for creating windows, contexts and surfaces, receiving input and events.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Crystal Space icon

    Crystal Space

    Crystal Space is a mature, full-featured Software Development Kit (SDK) providing real-time 3D graphics for applications such as games and virtual reality. It is free (LGPL) and cross-platform (Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Discontinued since July 2012 : http://www.crystalspace3d.org/main/Download

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