Implementing dxdiag as student project?

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Sun Dec 28 10:01:37 CST 2008

> > > Also, isn't it annoying that native dxdiag always says
> > > the graphics card is X Windows?  Why is that, and
> > > should we change Wine so that the true card's info
> > > is reported by native dxdiag?
> > >
> > I don't know, but if I were to guess I'd say it probably doesn't get
> > that information from d3d, but from gdi32 or winex11.drv.
> I think it is a resource string in winex11.drv.
> Concerning this topic, there are some apps that try to load the nvidia/ati
> specific driver files, and have vendor specific strings. City of Heroes
> tried to find nvogl.dll(or similar, don't remember exactly). I don't know
> what it tried to do with it, but this could potentially be a bigger
> problem
> than just a string in dxdiag.

Most likely it attempted to load the OpenGL ICD driver directly and that way avoid using opengl32.dll / gdi32.dll.

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