[SDL] Multiple SDL display windows

Peter Mulholland darkmatter at freeuk.com
Wed Sep 20 06:11:18 PDT 2006

Hello Tnarol,

Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 1:27:41 PM, you wrote:

> Hi,

> I'd like to know if it is possible to instanciate several SDL display windows
> from the same process. I tried to call several times "SDL_SetVideoMode" but it
> always gives the same pointer.

Under 1.2 no. This is part of 1.3 but that's in development at the

> I could check it is possible to have several display screens created by
> different processes, it seems to work OK. Are there any restrictions for using
> the SDL.dll in a multiprocessing environment ?

Should be no restriction on having more than one process open SDL.dll
but they won't share any data between them.

Best regards,
 Peter                            mailto:darkmatter at freeuk.com

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