Advanced Drawing Capabilities


In order to satisfy both a high-end and a low-end system, Turbo Play provides 4 different drawing modes, depending on your PC and Operating System. These are accessible through the options menu.

 
Speed
Appearance
Availability
GDI Mode
Fast (Hardware Acc.)
Poor without Alpha Blending
All Windows
GDI+ Low Mode
Fast (Software Acc.)
Poor with Alpha Blending
All Windows
GDI+ High Mode
Fast (Software Acc.)
Very fine
All Windows
Direct2D
Fastest (Hardware Acc.)
Best
Windows Vista SP2 / Win 7

GDI Mode is the oldest and poorest, but it is less memory-consuming. If you really want to save lots of memory, try it.

GDI+ Low mode provides alpha blending (transparent pixels) with better quality than plain GDI Mode - but it is slower.

GDI+ High mode provides alpha blending with excellent quality. This is the default for Windows XP.

Direct2D mode provides the best quality and speed, but it is only available in Windows 7+. Turbo Play automatically uses this if running under Windows 7.