Implementing dxdiag as student project?

Erich Hoover ehoover at
Sun Dec 28 10:02:38 CST 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 8:43 AM, Roderick Colenbrander <
thunderbird2k at> wrote:

> Native dxdiag is checking the name of the display driver which in our case
> winex11.drv and I guess this is just the identifier of Winex11.drv. Inside
> winex11.drv we don't really have the knowledge about the 3d hardware we are
> emulating. In the end we might need to duplicate some card detection code
> inside winex11.drv and show a real driver name like the Nvidia or ATI ones.
> It would be a lot of work and only be worth if apps really need it.

I'm not sure if this is exactly the same string you're looking at, but
Fallout 3 currently requires a hack for the display driver information or it
will just crash when you try to start a game (

Erich Hoover
ehoover at
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