I've experienced that on my 200M. Wine (or rather the games) detects it as a geforce3.
NOT! because thy do this only to bring you the max experience !
thats because some games only put the full features in the option menu if there is a nvidia graphic-card-.....
If you have a ati/amd graphic cart dx10 hd2xxx+ feature:VTF you can get directX9c+VTF but if you tell the game "i'm a ati card" you only get the non VTF render path !
R600+ this is a win...... R300-R500 this is a worst case.....
if you wana chance this you must chance the hole wine directX to openGL path
and only for r300-r500 only for outdatet grafic chips? ? ?
the crazy opensource devs starts support openGL3.2-extansions on R5xx!!!
in my point of view... these Guys totally crazy!
because they can never support 'VTF' they need to hack the hole wine only for R5xx ..........
what a waste of dev time but yes.. they do it......
and yes... you know? dit you know stay on openGL2+dri2+kms+exa+tearfree is a very nice place to stay :-)
fglrx lag on features.... in this point.
but we have the specs now! thats much more than Nvidia have!
thats a Positive part!
Sure, and then everyone says "gee the ATI drivers must have bugs" because the hardware is different. No thanks.
If this is true, it needs to change.
Maybe it helps with some games, I don't know. I don't play that much games.
Well this was their reasoning (from the wine source):Quote:
it's seems really odd wine wont detect the open source drivers as ati and fallback to nvidia. a little retarded, even.
I don't know if everybody agrees with that though, especially the first part :)Quote:
The choice for Nvidia was because the hardware and drivers they make are of good quality. This makes them a good generic choice
When they started out it was like that, in their view. I can see their resoning here; they needed a stable platform with which to work and at that time nvidia was the only clear and easy choice (a lot of early projects are using the same line of thought as well). However, things chance and so must they.
Wine does the right thing reporting the right hardware to the application when it can correctly detect it. Since MESA is no valid hardware vendor it falls back to some nvidia card with equivalent features. Nothing worg there. Sure they could use a better hardware detection mechanism, (especially for the OSS drivers) but right now this one is working +or- fine.
People should stop conjuring their conspiracy theorys in this forum and write all this shit in their own personal blog where only people interested in reading shit would see it.
Those AMD devs are waaay too nice. Don't know how they keep answering these guys.