Patch for WineD3D to set Driver an Description

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Wed Nov 12 07:19:06 CST 2008

Perhaps the patch should enter Wine. I will do the full restructuring later. One thing which you should do is to set the strings to NULL in the wined3d_settings structure at the start of the file (line 37). Also put the new options right after the video memory one or even before for clarity.


> Hi, but this patch shouldn't brake anything, because it will use wine 
> default driver name and description and if user want to change it then 
> he can in registry, same like amount of video memory.
> In the future we will not be able to exactly match driver name and 
> description in every situation, so I think this can be solution for some 
> bugs now, and later we can improve it with better driver detection, but 
> registry settings should be there even then.
> Mirek
> Roderick Colenbrander napsal(a):
> >> 2008/11/7 Mirek Slugeň <thunder.m at>:
> >>> Hi, Fallout 3 and maybe other games or D3D apps need such special
> >> settings,
> >>> this patch should be ok, it is well tested.
> >>>
> >>> This patch is not hack!
> >>>
> >>> New wine registry settings:
> >>> VideoDriver
> >>> VideoDescription
> >>>
> >>> Patch is for current (07.11.2008) git.
> >>>
> >>> PS: For Fallout 3 those registry settings should be (or similar):
> >>> "VideoDescription"="NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT"
> >>> "VideoDriver"="nv4_disp.dll"
> >>>
> >>> Mirek Slugen
> >>>
> >> I think you should integrate this with the card detection in
> >> IWineD3DImpl_FillGLCaps(), directx.c lines 1029-1330. Roderick might
> >> be able to give some help wrt driver and description strings for
> >> specific cards.
> >>
> > 
> > I would recommend you to hardcode values specific for your card at this
> point in your own wined3d version. Right now we estimate all info at Wine
> startup based on GL information. In case of cards which we don't know even
> from other vendors we also report Nvidia.
> > 
> > The physx/cuda libraries require proper nvidia information in wined3d
> but this can't be solved properly at this point. We also need the proper pci
> ids and amount of video memory among other things. I'm working on a
> solution but this needs some changes in wine's display driver to return this info
> from extensions like Nvidia's NV-CONTROL. In case of NV-CONTROL I have
> requested some additional functionality and once that is there I will fix this
> once and for all. Until then I would recommend using your private wined3d
> patch as it can do more bad than good for most users.
> > 
> > Roderick 

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