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#1 wizzard   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 11 August 1999 - 09:36 PM

How do you detect the amount of video ram in the program?? I ask this because I want my program to "know" if it needs to use video or system memory. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 11 August 1999 - 05:52 PM

Are you using your own routines or an API like Directx(direct3d).

If you are using Direct3D you can query the device caps and find out how much RAM a vid card has. Actually...you grab the device caps anyway to find out what render modes are available for the client.

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#3 FlyFire   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 11 August 1999 - 09:36 PM

Also you can query amount of video ram from info structure returned by VBE (VESA Bios Extensions). you can find it's specification at http://www.vesa.org


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