[Wine] Testing basic direct x capability

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 13:02:57 CDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:58 PM, qwertymn <wineforum-user at winehq.org>

> >I would also like to see a good way to test DirectX. The problem with
> dxdiag >is that it does not seem to work without installing MS DirectX and
> then >setting a whole bunch of dll overrides. Of course, there are those who
> ask, >"Why would you do something as stupid as installing DirectX?" The
> obvious >is answer is "Duh. To get a diagnostic program to run." If there
> were a >diagnostic that didn't crash without MS DirectX it would help a lot.
> I guess wine just needs a builtin dxdiag.exe.
>  Reason 1: to test simple DirectX capability
>  Reason 2: Some windows applications, like GameZone test explixitely for
> the presence of dxdiag.exe in c:\windows\system32\, and fail miserabily to
> run, if it's not found.
> Actually my plan is to look into this, if i have some free time, and see if
> i can make patch that adds a simple dxdiag.exe to wine. Shouldn't be to
> difficult. To be continued.

Can you see if it tries to run it or just checks for the file?

$ touch ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/dxdiag.exe
Fix gamezone?
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