View Full Version : New extensions in NV 280.18 drivers

07-30-2011, 12:35 PM
New NV 280.18 (beta) drivers come with some new extensions. Can anyone give us a clue what the following extensions might do:
- GL_EXT_import_sync_object,
- WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear?

Something can be concluded from their names, but any further information would be welcome.

Other questions have nothing in common with the previous, but i don't want to start a new thread just for that.
- How can we induce a graphics reset in a controllable manner?
- What type of error (if any) debug output retrieves if a graphics reset occurs?
- GetGraphicsResetStatusARB() (as a part of GL_ARB_robustness extension) retrieves the current status of the graphics reset state, but where I should call it to ensure that the context states are valid?

07-31-2011, 08:57 AM
WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear is, I believe, the extension that John Carmack has been asking for for some time - sync at framerates > your refresh rate but tear at framerates below it. This is just a guess based on reading a few interviews and putting 2 and 2 together based on it's name, I'll admit, but it seems likely.

07-31-2011, 08:55 PM
along these lines, does anyone know what "GL_NV_complex_primitives" is? I have not found a spec for it at the GL registry or at developer.nvidia.com.

08-01-2011, 02:15 AM
GL_POLYGON & co? It must be a GL ES extension