[ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No DirectInput Test 4

Harold Hunt Harold@compasstechnologies.com
Tue Oct 31 11:34:00 GMT 2000

On my Windows 2000 machine I've got a Diamond Stealth III S540 PCI 32MB.
The chip on the card is a Savage4 PRO+

On my Windows 98 machine I've got a Rage IIC AGP with, I think 4MB.


-----Original Message-----
From: Suhaib Siddiqi [ mailto:ssiddiqi@inspirepharm.com ]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 2:30 PM
To: 'Harold Hunt'; Cygx (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No DirectInput Test 4


With Test 4, still same errors, as with Test 3.

Which video card are you using?  I am using GeForce2 GTS, with
the latest drivers (DirectX 7.a compatible).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold Hunt [ mailto:Harold@compasstechnologies.com ]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 10:35 AM
> To: Cygx (E-mail)
> Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No DirectInput Test 4
> My computers won't reproduce the problems that people are 
> reporting, so the
> problems must be the result of different video cards allowing certain
> parameters to be missing (mine seems to allow all parameters 
> to be missing),
> while other video cards need nearly all of the parameters 
> when creating an
> overlay.  I appreciate the patience of the people that are 
> testing for me.
> Execute permissions on the xf_dx.dll file were fixed in this 
> test release.
> I fixed a few silly mistakes that worked fine with my video 
> cards and OS,
> but that probably would cause problems with some video cards and OS
> combinations.
> Updates in this test release were constrained to xf_dx.dll, so, if you
> already have the Test 3 full package 
> (OverlayAndNoDITest.tar.bz2) installed,
> you can just download the xf_dx.dll package; otherwise, 
> download the full
> Test 4 package.
> Full Test 4 Package: 
> http://www.msu.edu/~huntharo/OverlayAndNoDITest.tar.bz2
> (1.7 MB)
> Test 4 xf_dx.dll Package: 
> http://www.msu.edu/~huntharo/xf_dx.dll.tar.bz2 (43
> kB)
> You can download the xf_dx.dll source if you have Visual C++ 
> 6 and you feel
> like poking around:
> http://www.msu.edu/~huntharo/xf_dx-src.zip (14 kB)
> Any overlay initialization problems would be isolated to the 
> xf_dx.dll file,
> specifically the winDXAllocateFramebufferMemory function, 
> and, less likely,
> the AdjustVideoMode function.  I'd appreciate it if someone with more
> DirectDraw overlay experience would take a look at those two 
> functions.
> Good luck, enjoy, and thanks for testing,
> Harold

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