Alternatives to Microsoft DirectX for all platforms with any license

  • OpenGL

    OpenGL is the premier environment for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications. Since its introduction in 1992, OpenGL has become the...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD Haiku

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  • Vulkan

    Vulkan is a new generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Android Chrome OS ... Tizen OS SteamOS

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  • 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...

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

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Web

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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

    GDI++.dll is a replacement for the Windows default font rasterizer, which gives you a better font-smoothing capability, just like Mac OS X. Note: It runs as a...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Abandoned since 2006... : http://drwatson.nobody.jp/gdi /download-en.html
  • SlimDX

    SlimDX enables developers to easily build DirectX applications using .NET technologies such as C#, VB.NET, and IronPython. It is an efficient, simple, and lean wrapper...

    Free Open Source Windows

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