The Problem: 2MGFX was producing the following error when I tried to build an HLSL shader I found on the net:
~/Projects/2mgfx-mg$ wine 2MGFX.exe water.fx water.mgfxo /Profile:OpenGL water.fx(20,32) : Unexpected token ',' found. Expected Identifier Failed to parse 'water.fx'!
Line 20 contained this:
sum = tex2D(samplerState, tex);
where samplerState was defined at the beginning of the .fx file as:
The Fix: After a little bit of playing around, it appears “samplerState” is a reserved word as far as 2MGFX is concerned. Changing the variable name (I used “s0”) allows the shader to compile without issue.