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GDI Alternatives

GDI is described as '++.dll is a replacement for the Windows default font rasterizer, which gives you a better font-smoothing capability, just like Mac OS X' and is an app. There are eight alternatives to GDI for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is OpenGL, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GDI are WebGL, SDL, Microsoft DirectX and CrossBrowdy.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. OpenGL icon

    OpenGL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    OpenGL is the premier environment for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications.

    Project64 (Nintendo 64 emulator) with the Glide64 video plugin (which uses OpenGL) playing Super Mario 64.
  2. WebGL icon

    WebGL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    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.

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  3. SDL icon

    SDL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Haiku

    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.

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  4. Microsoft DirectX icon

    Microsoft DirectX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

    Bundleware

    Bundled with Bing Bar.

    Screenshot
  5. CrossBrowdy icon

    CrossBrowdy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.

    Screenshot


  6. PyOpenGL icon

    PyOpenGL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Python bindings for OpenGL API.

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  7. Crystal Space icon

    Crystal Space

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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).

    Discontinued

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

    Yo Frankie!
  8. Font Smoothing Adjuster icon

    Font Smoothing Adjuster

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Font Smoothing Adjuster is a tiny, native macOS app that lets you adjust your font smoothing preferences in a graphical user interface. Issues and pull requests welcome!

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