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Resolving monitor name in Windows (w/D3D)

category: code [glöplog]
Thing probably created an OGL context across the entire desktop space?
added on the 2011-07-28 15:44:55 by superplek superplek
Gargaj: I don't know what you mean by "my latter two points"; I disregarded all points in your previous post as FUD. So only the imaginary problems are left the way I see them, and I'm not going to inconvenience myself due to things that aren't real problems.

let's flip it around then - why is dualscreen more convenient than cloning? :)
added on the 2011-07-28 15:55:58 by Gargaj Gargaj
Democompos - an exact science where there isn't another way to do it!
added on the 2011-07-28 17:06:26 by kb_ kb_
On a complete sidetrack but since "you're here" anyways, kb_, did you run Revision's 32k executable music compo on the compo-machine or was a less powerfull PC used? Not that it matters all that much now, but i've been curious ever since ;-)
added on the 2011-07-28 17:31:23 by Punqtured Punqtured
I can't even remember whether we played the songs live or used pre-rendered WAVs like in the other music compos... sorry. And all HDs in concern have been wiped and/or archived someplace far, so no way to reconstruct it exactly.

(didn't I apologize already for screwing up your song? :)
added on the 2011-07-28 18:18:05 by kb_ kb_
No need to apologize even if the problem was on compoteams part. I had a blast anyways. The problem wouldn't exist if we hadn't had the usual time-to-deadline/size issue. You did in fact apologize for playing the entry/showing the wrong slide as soon as you found out ;-)

Aaaand back on topic (sorry for the detour)
added on the 2011-07-28 19:04:38 by Punqtured Punqtured
plek: yeah, i've a strong feeling it was opengl, and it was one of the early accelerated demos so I guess people weren't expecting things like dual screen setups :) Actually it was pretty cool to watch like that, but it'd really fuck up if one screen was a projector.
added on the 2011-07-29 11:58:08 by psonice psonice
Gargaj: As I already stated, I find it convenient to be able to "hide the mess" (folders of contributions, clown porn etc) on a secondary monitor. But kb kind of hit the nail on the head; it's not that one way is superior to the other. It's that you disregard multi-monitor setups as useful for compo organizers, which I think is oversimplifying the problem.

As for the original topic, I'm not sure if I'm going to bother spending more time on identifying monitors more closely than I do now; it seems to work fine the way it is. Perhaps if my OCD kicks in, though...
added on the 2011-07-29 12:59:50 by kusma kusma
hehe yeah it is a little nutty i'll give you that :)
added on the 2011-07-29 13:36:30 by superplek superplek
I refined the code quite a bit (it's on StackOverflow too) but I'll repost it as soon as it's had some testing. Most importantly I made it all UTF16 (since marshalling 16-bit ID strings from and to Win functions == the way for said platform), and then some.

added on the 2011-07-30 21:41:45 by superplek superplek


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