[ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No Direct Input Test (Win9x & NT/2000)

Harold Hunt Harold@compasstechnologies.com
Thu Oct 26 13:30:00 GMT 2000

Hasn't anybody tried the test release yet?

-----Original Message-----
From: Harold Hunt [ mailto:Harold@compasstechnologies.com ]
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 1:57 PM
To: Cygx (E-mail)
Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No Direct Input Test (Win9x &

You can download a test replacement for XWin.exe and xf_dx.dll from one of
the following:

I would download from MSU, as it's nice and fast; plus, my tuition should be
good for something, eh?  :)

Before you extract, be sure to backup your original XWin.exe and xf_dx.dll

Extract the test archive like so:
cp OverlayAndNoDITest.tar.bz2 /usr/X11R6/bin
cd /usr/X11R6/bin
mv XWin.exe XWin.orig.exe
mv xf_dx.dll xf_dx.orig.dll
bunzip2 OverlayAndNoDITest.tar.bz2
tar -xf OverlayAndNoDITest.tar

Edit your /usr/X11R6/bin/startxwin.bat file to contain the following line,
where %WIDTH% is the desired window width, %HEIGHT% is the desired window
height, and %DEPTH% is your current display depth, in bits (not the number
of colors, e.g. 16 bits instead of 65536 colors or 8 bits instead of 256
start XWin -screen 0 %WIDTH%x%HEIGHT%x%DEPTH%

An example configuration would be like follows:
start XWin -screen 0 640x480x16

Unfortunately, overlays must be allocated in video memory in addition to the
video memory required for your current display resolution and depth.  Your
window size should require no more video memory than you currently have
free, so be sure to start off with small window sizes to ensure success.
Try decreasing your current display depth if you cannot get XWin to start
(don't forget to keep the depth in your startxwin.bat file in synch with
your current display depth).

Please post to the list if the test works for you (include your OS,
Please post to the list if the test does not work for you (include your OS,
video card info, and language).
Please post your suggestions to the list.
Please try not to be overly critical, as this is just a test :)



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