author Sam Lantinga <>
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 09:50:52 -0800
changeset 8268 3f8410f20405
parent 8149 681eb46b8ac4
child 9619 b94b6d0bff0f
permissions -rw-r--r--
Fixed bug 2423 - timeBeginPeriod & timeEndPeriod mismatch


In src\timer\windows\SDL_systimer.c there is an error with regards to timeBeginPeriod and timeEndPeriod. These functions typically get called when no high resolution timer is available, and GetTickCount is not used.

According to MSDN (link:, for every call to timeBeginPeriod a subsequent call to timeEndPeriod is required. While SDL is currently doing this, it fails to call timeEndPeriod when cleaning up/shutting down SDL. Please note that these functions affect things on a system level. Failing to call timeEndPeriod, disables applications for using WINMM-timers after usage&shutdown of SDL, as effectively they the mechanism is now broken.

Ensure this code gets called when shutting down the timer subsystem:

if (!hires_timer_available)
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    21 #include "../SDL_internal.h"
    23 /* Useful functions and variables from SDL_timer.c */
    24 #include "SDL_timer.h"
    26 #define ROUND_RESOLUTION(X) \
    29 extern void SDL_TicksInit(void);
    30 extern void SDL_TicksQuit(void);
    31 extern int SDL_TimerInit(void);
    32 extern void SDL_TimerQuit(void);
    34 /* vi: set ts=4 sw=4 expandtab: */