[Wine] How does wine "detect" graphicscard-hardware

MacNean Tyrrell dardack at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 12:37:21 CDT 2011

If your talking about sunshafts/Liquid Detail/Shadow Quality or um
forget the other one,they may not be supported under dx9/OpenGL.  And
wine doesn't support DX11 at this time.  And if they aren't, even tho
you think your tricking wine, I bet it just defaults to what it
believes is supported.  Wine has always detected my card fine for dx
games, in ME2 under system scan, says NVDIA 260 GTX, lists the DX
version (9c).  Anything I can't set is usually related to OpenGL or
DX9 not supporting it.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 6:26 AM, PatricF <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> Thanks! I've already tried that and set it to 1024 which is my video RAM but it doesn't change anything. Is there someway to check how much memory Wine recognizes?
> I have an Nvidia GTX 560 and running the latest propitiatory drivers from Nvidia and I checked lspci what it said about it and I get this:
> Code:
> 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1201 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
>        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83b4
>        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
>        Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
>        Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
>        Memory at ec000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
>        I/O ports at df00 [size=128]
>        [virtual] Expansion ROM at e8000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
>        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
>        Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
>        Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
>        Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
>        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
>        Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
>        Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
>        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
> Is says something about 32MB, 128MB and 64MB. I don't know what that means, if it doesn't recognize all the memory or if it's just something else.
> If I check nvidia-settings it says that I have 1024MB video memory so..
> Is there some kind of information on what graphicscard you have when running wine? Maybe thats how WoW checks if you can use the settings!?


MacNean C. Tyrrell

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