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Old 07-17-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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Diablo II, Direct Rendering, nvidia binary driver

Hi folks. I've got a problem with getting Diablo II to work with direct rendering.

Some information:

tycho@mittens:~$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes

tycho@mittens:~$ wine --version

tycho@mittens:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder26)  Mon Feb 26 23:38:28 PST 2007

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"
    RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Samsung SyncMaster"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 85.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 6800 GT"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: 1600x1200 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 1400x1050 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 1280x1024 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 1280x960 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 1152x864 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 1024x768 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 832x624 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 800x600 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 720x400 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 640x480 +1600+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth      16
        Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth      8
        Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

tycho@mittens:~$ xrandr
 SZ:    Pixels          Physical       Refresh
*0   3200 x 1200   (1083mm x 406mm )  *50
 1   3000 x 1200   (1016mm x 406mm )   51
 2   2880 x 1200   ( 975mm x 406mm )   52   53
 3   2752 x 1200   ( 932mm x 406mm )   54
 4   2624 x 1200   ( 888mm x 406mm )   55
 5   2432 x 1200   ( 823mm x 406mm )   56
 6   2400 x 1200   ( 812mm x 406mm )   57
 7   2320 x 1200   ( 785mm x 406mm )   58
 8   2240 x 1200   ( 758mm x 406mm )   59
Current rotation - normal
Current reflection - none
Rotations possible - normal
Reflections possible - none
For those of you who are aware, Diablo II has a d2vidtest.exe, which is supposed to detect video modes. For whatever reason, it says that it couldn't find any video modes.

A possible solution to this problem is listed here:

However I'm running a twinview setup, so I'm not sure how that fits into the picture. Any hints?

Old 07-20-2007, 08:38 PM   #2
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yea im having problems with it too...i installed it usuing crossover, and now when i put the play disc in, it tells me it needs to be installed all over again. even tho the first time i made a desktop shortcut, when i click on it, the program does not load. what do i do?? also, im a nub at linux...

ps im usuing xandros


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