Summer of code idea: make tiny game demos to expose problems in Wine

Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes alex at
Tue Feb 23 08:37:18 CST 2010

 Tirsdag 23 februar 2010 14:51:09 skrev Roderick Colenbrander :
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Francois Gouget <fgouget at> wrote:
> > On Sun, 21 Feb 2010, Dan Kegel wrote:
> >> I've just added
> >>
> >>76b1f5c64 Current text:
> >> "Big games are hard to debug.
> >> Small demo games show interesting problems in Wine (see e.g.
> >> )
> >> There are lots of tools (see ) that
> >> make developing tiny games easy
> >> Let's try making the smallest possible demo games that show problems
> >> in Wine, and file bugs for what we find (along with the source for the
> >> games/demos)."
> >
> > This does not seem related to Wine to me, except in a very round-about
> > way. IMHO a better way would be to improve the conformance tests as
> > running them is already automated and they are even clearer about what
> > is being tested.
> I'm also not convinced about this project. Something better (although
> I'm not sure if that would really belong in Wine either) is some sort
> of performance measuring framework. In case of 3d stuff, Nvidia (and
> others as well) has a tool called nvperfhud. It can provide detailed
> information on how busy certain stages of the gpu are. Perhaps it is
> useful to integrate something like that into Wine. Or perhaps create
> something more generic e.g. some 'wrapper' around windows dlls which
> we can use to profile Windows apps and Wine apps, so that we can
> compare performance.
> Roderick

Maybe someone can work on implementing dxdiag.exe in Wine? We could add some 
extra tests compared to the Windows versions, and the small games could be a 
part of that.

Alexander N. Sørnes

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