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3D Game Development with Microsoft Silverlight 3 Beginner's Guide by Gastón C. Hillar

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Time for action—enabling hardware acceleration

A good game must run offering smooth animation and good-looking graphics on the screen. Let's assume you have some doubts about the performance offered by Silverlight 3. Therefore, you decide to make some changes to the application developed in the previous chapter in order to test hardware acceleration. Hence, you will be able to develop games exploiting some of the features offered by modern GPUs in Silverlight.

Now, we are going to show more ghosts moving on the screen, but this time doing some transformations and using some hardware acceleration:

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We need a computer with a GPU or accelerated graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c installed in order to achieve significant results for the next ...

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