Alternatives to Microsoft DirectX for Mac 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...

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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 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 Windows Linux Windows Mobile iPhone ... S60 BSD iPad Haiku

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone

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  • Metal

    Metal provides near-direct access to the graphics processing unit (GPU), enabling you to maximize the graphics and compute potential of your apps on iOS, macOS, and...

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