Implementation of WIndows Gaming APIs as GSoC project

Mariusz Pluciński vshader at
Wed Mar 31 01:53:25 CDT 2010

2010/3/30 Dan Kegel <dank at>

Sounds good to me -- and you could start right now by checking in stubs,
> if we don't have them already...
> The question is, though, how useful are these APIs (aside from
> needing them to play some games)?  Which games make use of them?

According to research made by Vincent Povirk (described at bugzilla:, some games already use it. In
my opinion, importance of this interface will be growing in the future. And
MS will probably extend it to add new features. So, it would be easier to
create these interfaces now, before moment they will become really big and
complicated, like others Microsoft's APIs.

Microsoft also solved problem with older games - they created some kind of
games database which allows some older games to be visible in Games Explorer
without using new APIs. Of couse, Wine project should not use Microsoft's
database, but there's already Wine's Application Database, which after some
extension may be used in similar way.
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