SDL and DD7

We’re about to begin a small game project, we’re thinking about using SDL to handle our graphics, the game has to be 2D, musn’t need 3d accelerator support and it has to be very simple and widely supported by most old configurations.

Does SDL use DirectDraw7 to handle 2D graphics in Windows in a memory and performance wise way?

Thanks in advance!

Mat?as Peque?o
NGD Studios - Programmer
http://www.ngdstudios.com.ar

We’re about to begin a small game project, we’re thinking about using SDL to handle our graphics, the game has to be 2D, musn’t need 3d accelerator support and it has to be very simple and widely supported by most old configurations.

Does SDL use DirectDraw7 to handle 2D graphics in Windows in a memory and performance wise way?

Yes. The SDL surfaces map directly to DDraw surfaces.

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-Sam Lantinga, Software Engineer, Blizzard Entertainment