[5/8] WineD3D: Add infrastructure for faking driver versions
stefan at codeweavers.com
Wed Feb 6 08:31:03 CST 2008
Am Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2008 14:23:02 schrieb Roderick Colenbrander:
> > Stefan Dösinger <stefan at codeweavers.com> writes:
> > > Am Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2008 12:47:37 schrieb Alexandre Julliard:
> > >> I don't see the point of going through all that trouble to return the
> > >> real driver version on some platforms but not others. Since we have
> > >> the infrastructure to fake it why not always use that? We'll have to
> > >> keep it up to date anyway.
> > >
> > > For example, users with matching driver versions will get a correct
> > warning
> > > from Steam if their driver is outdated.
> > And what are the consequences of an outdated driver? Isn't that
> > something that wined3d should be working around anyway? What happens on
> > platforms where version numbers don't match, do things silently break?
> > --
> > Alexandre Julliard
> > julliard at winehq.org
> Personally I don't think we should report the real driver version to the
> games as we aren't the same as the Windows Direct3D drivers. Second driver
> version parsing is a lot of work. Just on Linux nvidia already has two
> different versioning mechanisms, second on e.g. OSX the version string
> again has a different layout. Faking the driver numbers is the best thing
> to do in my opinion.
Ok, I'll change the patches then to always fake the driver version
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