Re: [AD] Android & Blending Bug

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On 24 Sep 2014, at 5:26 , Trent Gamblin <trent@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have come across an issue on Android which is very common but it's a
> bug with the OpenGL implementation on some devices. Many Androids don't
> support glBlendFuncSeparate, even though they claim to be OpenGL ES 2.0
> compliant -- in practice this leads to solid black pixels in place of
> alpha in sprites. It can't be ignored as there are a lot of very popular
> phones that exhibit the problem. I've heard from at least 5 people who
> had the problem out of maybe 20 or 25. So to fix it, I simply use the ES
> 1.0 path in ogl_draw.c. I don't know about anyone else but I rarely ever
> have used separate blending and never in a finished game. Not sure what
> to do though -- change Allegro or just leave it. Opinions?

Change Allegro, since the point is for it to be useful to as many people as possible, and we don't want everyone using it to have to do the same work-around.

The question is how. I don't know what platforms OpenGL ES is used one (I guess Android and iOS?), but I'f force to change only on Android. If possible, I'd even prefer detecting whether the work-around is necessary, but I don't know how easy that would be.


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