Is there is a way to change certain video mode flags without having to quit
and restart the video subsystem?
For example (and this is what I specifically need), lets say you want an
initial screen (such as a splashscreen) to be displayed without a window
frame (using the SDL_NOFRAME flag with SDL_SetVideoMode). After this
screen, you want to have the main window of your application (which will
likely be a different size than the splashscreen) have frames.
If you call SDL_SetVideoMode again, you can change the size of the screen,
and add additional flags, but the SDL_NOFRAME flag will still be set.
I have tried to use various bitwise operators to wipe out the SDL_NOFRAME
setting, but these haven’t worked. The only thing which has worked has been
to quit the video subsystem, and then restart it (which seems like an awful
lot of work, and can even cause a short period where the new screen cannot be
Barring any complaints anyone has about me using a splashscreen (trust me,
for this app, this is the way I want to do it ;-)… is there a way to
re-enable frames without stopping/restarting the video subsystem?
(For those who want to look at code, the particular project this is for is
TuxReader: http://www.geekcomix.com/dm/tuxread/ , which requires SDL,
SDL_image, SDL_net, SDL_ttf, and optionally the Festival speech synthesis
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