This is not good news for gamers who still use 32-bit operating systems. Valve revealed that many improvements to the popular moba game Dota 2 are on the road.
Starting with the 32-bit operating system, which Dota 2 will no longer support, you will need to convert your computer to 64-bit if you are still running 32-bit. The same is true for DirectX 9, which is presently the game’s default, but it will now be DirectX 11.
Dota 2 will no longer support:
- Removing Dota support on 32-bit systems. You will need to have a 64-bit machine and operating system to run Dota.
- Removing support for macOS versions below 10.14.
- Removing support for DirectX 9. Customers using DirectX 9 will switch to DirectX 11.
- Removing support for OpenGL. Customers using OpenGL will switch to Vulkan instead.
- Removing support for XAudio (-xaudio) and switching to using SDL Audio (-sdaudio).
Nothing will change, according to Valve, once these modifications are applied. Most devices already support any of the above new technologies. By removing these outdated technologies, Valve will be able to simplify development while still utilizing the most recent capabilities of these APIs to create an even better experience for Dota gamers.