[ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No DirectInput Test 4
Tue Oct 31 11:44:00 GMT 2000
Yes, it is very bizzarre... I'm sitting here looking at a cheery X Server on
my machines, but it doesn't seem to work on almost anyone else's machines.
The one tester that reports success has two machines, one with a Matrox G400
16MB and the other with a C&T65550 2MB. He's running Windows 98 on both
machines. That's the only success I have seen to far, other than my own.
I might have to take a look at the Nvidia site and see what they say about
From: Suhaib Siddiqi [ mailto:email@example.com ]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 2:36 PM
To: 'Harold Hunt'; Cygx (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Overlay and No DirectInput Test 4
> 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.
Interesting! xf_dx.dll (your version) works on your cards.
I noticed from other users post that none of nVidia video card
users had any luck. TNT, TNT2 and GeForce series cards use the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suhaib Siddiqi [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ]
> 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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