[SDL] how to draw an image mirrored?

Alex Barry alex.barry at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 10:35:25 PDT 2010

Well, if you're using SDL for the purpose of making games, yes, it's good to
assume that your audience is people who have some sort of hardware
Most computers are capable of hardware acceleration in terms of operating
system and software ability, but the next deciding factor is if all systems
have hardware to do it.  Most built in cards have very minimum capability,
and that's just for basic functionality.

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Mason Wheeler <masonwheeler at yahoo.com>wrote:

> >From: Alex Barry <alex.barry at gmail.com>
> >Subject: Re: [SDL] how to draw an image mirrored?
> >
> >Mason, you seem to be ignoring one fact - that's all new devices.  The
> average
> >joe usually doesn't have the most up-to-date system, and may or may not
> have a
> >hardware accelerated system available to them.  I would say it's a safe
> bet that
> >
> >if they don't have a computer that's hardware accelerated, they likely
> don't
> >have a hand-held device that is either.
> I'm not ignoring that.  I'm taking it into account.  Like I said, all
> computers
> that
> were new since before the turn of the century have 3D acceleration.  Sure,
> not
> everyone has a brand new system, but how many people are still using
> systems
> from the 90s.  And how many of those who are actually expect to be able to
> play
> games created today on them?  If the answer's not "zero" it's close enough
> as to
> make no difference.
> Bottom line, in 2010 "the average joe" is running Windows XP, and has
> Direct3D
> and OpenGL both installed out of the box whether he knows it or not.
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