[Wine] Which native dlls can make change to program graphics?

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sun May 3 17:59:38 CDT 2009

On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 5:22 PM, James Huk <huk256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/5/3 Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com>
>> On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Thunderbird <wineforum-user at winehq.org>
>> wrote:
>> > He wants to know which dlls can be overriden. You can't use much native
>> dlls in this area only gdiplus, riched32 but dlls like user32, comdlg32,
>> comctl32 and so on can't be overridden.
>> That was a bit unclear, thanks Thunderbird.
>> User32/gdi can't be overridden.
>> gdiplus/riched20/riched30 can be overridden
>> comdlg32/comctl32 can be overridden, but may cause weird problems
>> (e.g., comctl32 will render some stuff black, etc.)
>> He e-mailed me privately, asking about DX7:
>> "Well I would like to test the following(for now):
>> -Giants Citizen Kabuto (demo:
>> http://download.cnet.com/Giants-Citizen-Kabuto-Meccaryn-demo/3000-7562_4-10054874.html
>> – however I didn't test it for this error – but they are there
>> probably)
>> -Operation Flashpoint (demo:
>> http://operationflashpoint.filefront.com/file/Operation_Flashpoint_Resistance_Single_Player_Demo%3B13457#Download
>> – same as above)
>> Both games use DX7, and both suffer from disappearing shadow problem
>> (probably exactly the same bug). It would seam that this is related to
>> HW T&L – in Flashpoint, disabling HW T&L fixes shadows bug (but this
>> slows game down DRAMATICALLY – especially on modern Video Cards),
>> Giants are not playable without HW T&L (if I disable it graphics slows
>> down to 0 FPS and all textures disappear). I wanted to try native dlls
>> to see if this problem can be fixed that way.
>> PS
>> Tested with NVIDIA hardware."
>> If you can set the game to run in opengl mode, that may help.
>> --
>> -Austin
> I must say I'm surprised, I thought dx*.dlls will be only ones related to
> D3D rendering, I guess I have to test more. Unfortunately neither of this
> games supports OpenGL (well there is a way for Flashpoint – I would have to
> use zeckensack's Glide wrapper – it works with this game (with glitches).
> zeckensack's Glide wrapper translates Glide to OpenGL. But is there a point
> in trying something like that?)
> “He e-mailed me privately”
> I am sorry, I must have messed up something – that message was meant as
> normal wine mailing list message, not as private message, thanks for posting
> it. Guess I better start using forum layout instead of gmail ;]

Np. Just make sure to use reply to all rather than reply.

> Anyway thanks for answers – one more thing, should I use Windows 9x or NT
> based dlls? Probably those from XP but I had to ask...


> Best regards
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