[SDL] OpenGl and Surface window parallel

Brian Barrett brian.ripoff at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 15:00:02 PDT 2005

SDL can only have 1 window / video surface.
the video surface is the only one that is shown on the screen or in  a window

i assume your putPixel code is correct ( i use the version found in
the SDL documentation )

if you write to the SDL_Surface that is not the latest one you create
with SDL_SetVideoMode(...)
you will probably get a segfault.
it is undocumented but i assume thats because resetting the video mode
loses the original surface.

with a variable name like offscreen (i love sensible variable names)
it sounds like this surface is not used as the display:

may i suggest using SDL_CreateSurface( args... ).
and writing to / reading from it

or am i wrong in what you are attempting?

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