Opengl on XP -> solution

Turns out it is not another MS cospiracy :slight_smile:

It seems that the drivers that come with XP are not updated. The driver
version for my ATI card that came with XP was very old. Fortunately, 2k
drivers work on xp without any problems so I could use the 2k driver update
from ATI’s website.
Interestingly, there was a problem only with OpenGL. That is, DirectX worked
fine with the old drivers yet OpenGL did not.

The same problem might happen with many other cards. A friend of mine has a
matrox card. Again - directX works fine, but OpenGL doesn’t. He is trying
updated drivers right now, and hopefully they’ll solve the problem.

Anyway, I guess I should have listened to my brother when he talled me not to
upgrade to a MS OS until they release Service Pack 2…

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: elikez at MailAndNews.com [mailto:elikez at MailAndNews.com]
Verzonden: donderdag 27 september 2001 23:24
Aan: sdl at libsdl.org
Onderwerp: [SDL] Opengl on XP -> solution

Turns out it is not another MS cospiracy :slight_smile:

What? Ghe, I was looking forward to this. Linux rulez and all. :slight_smile:

Interestingly, there was a problem only with OpenGL. That is,
DirectX worked
fine with the old drivers yet OpenGL did not.

Well, with my nvidia card I had the same problem but then reversed.
Direct3D didn’t run at all (mostly out-of-sync problems) but OpenGL
wasn’t a problem. Quake 3 was even running faster for about 5fps
more. Now with the latest detonator drivers both in D3D and OpenGL
is fast, stable (for what Windows can be :wink: and allows me to run
HL/CS, which is enough for me!

Anyway, I tried my SDL applications on WIN32 (not using OpenGL) and
it seems they ran at the same speed as on win2k. With the new drivers
I should get at least the same speed as I had in win2k. But I did
saw one thing, the WIN32 version seems to give a Dr. Watson error
at shutdown of the programm (doesn’t occure on the other windows).
I only use timers, screenoutput and keyboard/joystick handling for
SDL. But then again, it could be my Cygwin programming suite. But
I’ll still believe in some odd MS conspiricy :slight_smile:

Regards,

Niels Wagenaar