Current Directory Strangely Affects Behaviour of Applications

Alan Chandler alan at
Sun Feb 11 10:06:28 CST 2001

On Sat, 10 Feb 2001 20:26:17 -0500, you wrote:

>You can try turning off the OWN_WINDOW #define in dlls/ddraw/dsurface/user.c  
>- doing that will cause the DDraw cooperative window to be used directly
>for full-screen access, as opposed to the window DDraw creates itself.
>This is known to cause issues with some apps, and looks bad with XVidMode
>since you see the window manager border around the top left of the screen
>and the bottom-right is chopped off somewhat.
>DDraw doesn't deal well with 8-bit mode and palettes right now, so that
>could be one explanation for the negative colors.  As for the keyboard
>input, there are some subtle issues with the OWN_WINDOW stuff now that
>may be causing you problems.  Again, try turning it off in the 
>dsurface/user.c code.

I've tried that, but no joy, I don't get anything get any windows.


alan at

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