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03-29-2006, 05:59 AM
Hi all, I'm new with opengl and I'm trying to set up a small app with SDL in windows. I create everything and everything works well, but is software rendered. If I call glGetString(GL_RENDERER) i get "GDI Genericversion: 3".
Can someone help me please?

ZbuffeR
03-29-2006, 06:08 AM
You need to install/upgrade video drivers (http://www.opengl.org/wiki/index.php/Getting_started) .
Check what is your video card first, and do NOT rely on automatic driver upgrade from Microsoft.

Silkut
03-29-2006, 06:13 AM
Because Microsoft is not supporting OpenGL anymore (since 95 heh)

MZIskandar
03-29-2006, 02:43 PM
used to have the same problem, try to use glew or glaux.. mine accelerated (ati 9600xt).

correct me if im wrong..

Ehsan Kamrani
03-29-2006, 04:52 PM
used to have the same problem, try to use glew or glaux.. mine accelerated (ati 9600xt).
correct me if im wrong.. If you don't install your graphics card, the initialization of GLEW fails. In this case if the initialization of GLAUX or GLUT doesn't fail, your graphcis card doesn't accelerate OpenGL, since you haven't installed your graphics card.
-Ehsan-

Ther
03-31-2006, 12:37 AM
if you are using Linux maybe try YOU, that will find the correct and newest driver