[SDL] diablo2 possible with sdl, without opengl
david at olofson.net
Thu Feb 16 10:46:28 PST 2006
On Thursday 16 February 2006 19:38, kla wrote:
> But what about hardware accelerated blits? This is really a wild
> guess, but aren't hw to hw surface blits, the ones with the highest
> probability of being actually hw accelerated?
Yes, but there are virtually no SDL backends that implement
accelerated alpha blending at this point - and the primary reason is
probably that many of the underlying APIs don't support it. Many
support opaque blits though, and I think most of those also support
> It's frustrating
> to know that there is harware acceleration available, but you
> can't reach down and use it -- in a portable manner.
Well, there is OpenGL, but unfortunately, that's not the Holy Grail
either for various (rather "stupid") reasons. (See the SDL 1.3
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