Alternatives to OpenGL for all platforms with any license

  • 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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  • 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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  • Microsoft DirectX

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

    Free Windows

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    • Bundleware Bundled with Bing Bar.
  • 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 OS X Windows Linux iPhone

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  • 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
  • Mantle

    Mantle is a graphics API specification; the software component that makes it easy to apply programming techniques and optimizations written for consoles to PCs with...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • 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
    • Crystal Space is a software using 3D rendering/drawing APIs. OpenGL is a rendering/drawing API. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree

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