Search Tools Links Login

DirectX/Direct3D Configuration Applet DLL

Posted: 2002-06-01
By: ArchiveBot
Viewed: 118

Filed Under:

VB6 Code Cache

Title Uploaded Size 9/3/2020 3:45:00 PM 25,568

In keeping up with DirectX, it may be hard to find some good utility code that allows you to present the user with a configuration GUI, similar to the config GUI in Freespace 2, Half-Life or any other big game which relies on DirectX. This is a small ActiveX DLL which uses DirectX 8 to enumerate all of the video cards on the computer, and also displays the acceptable resolutions for each one. It can then return the values selected by the user in a format which DirectX understands (adapter number, mode number, fullscreen, etc.). Modification of the DLL is as easy as changing the D3DConfig.res file using the Resource Editor. It took me a little while to not overcook this problem, but I actually found a simplistic but powerful solution. Hopefully, this will help all of you out there to understand UI isn't just in the game, but also in the setup. Also enclosed in the zip is a README and a sample program. Use the .VBG file if you don't want to compile everything. Have fun, and don't forget to vote or comment on this if you want.

Original Author: Devin Watson


Make sure you have DirectX 8.0 or higher installed on your computer before using.

Comments on this post

No comments have been added for this post.

You must be logged in to make a comment.