[vbox-dev] OSE win32 guest additions 3.0.0 - .inf files for D3D?

Alexey Eremenko al4321 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 06:50:42 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 2:48 PM, S. Brandt<sbrandt at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi, everybody,
> I'm trying to create the 3.0.0 version of the guest additions
> installer/package for win32.
> http://code.google.com/p/virtual-box-windows-guest-additions-installer/wiki/MainPage
> Quite a bunch of files have been added, to support D3D 8 and 9, using wine,
> it seems. Yet, the .inf files have not really been updated, only the driver
> versions have been bumped.
> Is there any information what needs to be done to correctly install the D3D
> drivers in a guest system?

*.inf files are only needed for drivers. VirtualBox simply rewrites
Direct3D DLLs, so it doesn't need to have any INF files.

VirtualBox uses WineD3D which forwards all Direct3D calls via OpenGL.

In fact you can install WineD3D on your host platform, so all Direct3D
code runs via OpenGL on host.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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