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OpenGL How to interrogate 3D card driver via OpenGL ?

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I''m looking for a way to interrogate my 3D card driver about its hardware functionalities, like T&L or mipmap for example. I don''t want to ask for the API functionalities but for the hardware implemented ones. functions like : gluCheckExtension(GL_EXTENSION_I_WANT) doesn''t suit me because it ask the API wether or not GL_EXTENSION_I_WANT is supported. It could be sofware supported. So, doesn''t anybody know a way to do such a thing ? I know that directX is able to interrogate the drivers so I hope OpenGL can ! Regards

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glGet(EXTENSION) and DirectX DeviceCaps are the same thing in the end, the driver provides the information and some drivers might misinform you.

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"I''m looking for a way to _interrogate_ my 3D card driver"

I suggest a ''Good Cop''/''Bad Cop'' approach.

It''s stupid. I know.

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I''ve tried yet... ;P
But the bad one won and i smashed my 3D card on my closed window... ;P

No problem, i know now that there is no way to be sure about why is hardware supported and what is not. It depends on the driver :
well built or not.

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