[SDL] tearring graphics

David Olofson david at olofson.net
Wed Jan 29 11:01:01 PST 2003

On Wednesday 29 January 2003 19.19, Atrix Wolfe wrote:
> another idea would be something like when you hold down a button,
> your game enters some kinda "pause" mode where it doesnt update
> anything that would cause the graphics to change, allowing you to
> take a screen shot because even if tearing happens, you cant see it
> since its just the same frame over and over.  Pressing the button
> again would take it out of pause mode.

Or, if the problem is really the screenshots, just implement a 
screenshot feature in the game. As long as you don't deliberately 
break SDL's "single thread for graphics" requirement, it will Just 
Work(TM), since you can't preempt rendering if the screenshot code is 
in the same thread.

This obviously does nothing to reduce visible tearing when you're 
playing, of course.

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