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    ThinBASIC offers the continuously developed TBGL library since year 2005. It is module focusing on providing way to draw graphics hardware accelerated way, but only with features which are widely adopted. That means, only "safe" functionality is added, so programmer can sleep peacefuly, because his scripts will run on any PC with properly installed GPU drivers.

    But in real world, there are situations, when you simply need to use even the cutting edge features or features not commonly implemented by all hardware vendors. One of such a features is offscreen rendering, and this article will tell you for what it can be useful, what are the basic principles and it finally gives you sample implementation and script examples.