[ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No DirectInput Test 2

Harold Hunt Harold@compasstechnologies.com
Mon Oct 30 08:36:00 GMT 2000

I've rolled up a new tarball for you lucky testers... you can get the
tarball at:

I couldn't figure out, in certain terms, why the previous test failed on
almost all but one tester's machine; so, I added the following
1)  Check for hardware overlay support
2)  Read the current display bit depth,
     use this value instead of the value passed on the command line
3)  Check the available video memory and trim the overlay to fit
4)  Get the size of the work area on the primary monitor and trim the
overlay to fit
5)  Failure messages for almost every function (should help pinpoint the

Install per the previous test release instructions, repeated here for
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

Start with smaller display sizes (e.g. -screen 0 400x300x16).  Don't fret
about the bit depth command line parameter; you need to have a value on the
command line as a place holder, but the value is ignored, as the actual bit
depth is queried at run time.

Good luck, happy testing, and please post your results to the list.  Thanks
in advance,


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