ddraw assert prevents Ankh from starting

Stefan Dösinger stefandoesinger at gmx.at
Fri Jun 23 04:49:24 CDT 2006

Am Dienstag 20 Juni 2006 09:17 schrieb Christoph Frick:
> hiho
> on the end of this mail is a patch, that removes an assert(0) from the
> surface code in ddraw. but removing it let Ankh[1][2] start (it started
> before, but there where no loading screen visible). yet there are other
> problems with this game - but it now actually works better than before.
I tested the demo, the loading screen appears without the assert. I will send 
a more proper implementation of IDirectDrawSurface::SetSurfaceDesc when I 
have time(university tests :-( ).

The loading screen appears, but it seems to get stuck quite soon during 
loading. It seems to wait for something, the cpu is idle and the screen not 

This game seems to use the open source ogle library for rendering, and it also 
ships a Direct3D9 and OpenGL renderer. Maybe there's a way to make it use the 
ogl renderer, but I haven't found a way to do so.
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