I was able to put my hands on a mini PC based on an Atom mainboard.vicmarcal wrote:I changed to 20 stars, and still nothing. This graphic card must be a full shit :)It looks quite nice in the small preview window.
Acer, I hate your laptops :3
This thing includes an Intel HD Graphics 3150.
Installed OS was Windows XP with all latest drivers installed.
And yes, you are right, it's very slow and it really seems to be related to the absence of an accelerated OpenGL driver.
In the order, I tried the following drivers:
Unfortunately it does not run: GLDirect asks to Direct3D if it supports vertex shaders 2.0 but it replies "NO". Perhaps an older version from SciTech may be more helpful.
It is able to run the screensaver with some bugs: unfortunately for some reasons that I cannot really understand, it does not seem to support directional lights (all stars are always white, from the far plane to the near plane) and it refuses to apply blending.
Unfortunately, this is not a problem that I can solve easily, I mean the absence of a decent OpenGL driver.
BTW, that's true that this screensaver requires a (minimal IMHO) support from hardware to work smoothly, and currently it does not work very fast on ReactOS too for the same reason, although ReactOS has also some known issues.
If the PC will use a screensaver or another one, this depends to the user's choices, because there are some things that your hardware can do and others that cannot do.