WinG is the predecessor to DirectX
(or more precisely DirectDraw
) for Microsoft Windows
. The WinG API
provides means for blitting
graphics to the display card in a much faster way than what what previously available through normal GDI
WinG is available for 386 machines running Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95 and NT 4.
WinG can still be downloaded from MS's ftp server at
Be sure to take a look at the
"wing-pr.txt" file in that directory for a press release from 1994.