New wined3d configuration window
dcatz at nc.rr.com
Fri Feb 3 17:23:40 CST 2006
Ok, after working on the winecfg program for a bit, this is what I have :
I removed the paragraphs from the window as they took up a considerable
amount of space. Perhaps it would be best to document the functions as
stated earlier through either the users guide or some kind of built-in
The pixel shader option has been changed from a check box to a
drop-down. This allows selecting a version of pixel shaders to use.
This is helpful if there is a bug in say a function that's only in PS
1.3 so the game in question does not try to use it.
Graphics card memory allows the user to specify how much graphics card
memory the wined3d module should report to programs. Right now, as of
the latest cvs version of Wine, it's hardcoded to 64 megabytes plus your
available AGP memory. This is a fairly good default as most vid cards
today have at least that much but a slight theoretical performance boost
can be gained on texture memory intensive games by allowing full use of
a graphics cards memory. Ideally, Wine should auto-detect this but the
implementation varies by GPU maker. Also, in the case of cards that
share graphics card memory with system ram, you may not want a game to
use all available texture memory.
I've given the options a default setting as well. Right now, the
default settings are hard-linked to specific settings however in the
future, it would be nice to have default try to automagically detect
what settings are best.
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