[ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No DirectInput Test 3

Harold Hunt Harold@compasstechnologies.com
Mon Oct 30 15:09:00 GMT 2000

There seems to be problems loading the xf_dx.dll library, even though the
file exists; I cannot see a relation between my modifications and the
failure of the library to load, so I added a few debugging messages around
the loading of the library to assist in debugging.

The new tarball is once again available from:

Once again, the installation instructions are:
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

Suhaib, John Fortin, and I removed recognized and removed several deprecated
files from the xf_dx.dll source package; these files were being compiled in
and removing them shaved 40 kB off the size of the compiled xf_dx.dll file.
Special thanks to them for getting me to finally look into removing some
useless files.  Alas, adding a few debugging messages caused the size to go
up 8kB, so the total shrink for this release of xf_dx.dll is 32 kB.

I'm starting to think that there might be a problem in the way that I am
tarballing the EXE and the DLL or in the instructions that I specify for
untarballing them; I may be causing a problem with the xf_dx.dll being
inaccessible to certain users, or, perhaps some versions of Windows need to
have the executable attribute set on the DLL.  Pipe up if you have any
pointers or solutions.

I test each release on a Windows 2000 machine and a Windows 98 machine
before I post them; I don't have an NT 4 SP6 machine available, so I'd
appreciate it if someone could give a quick works/doesn't work response for
that platform.



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