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Thread: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

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    How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    I could probably find out if I took the time, but I figured it'll be better to ask here so others know and I save myself the trouble.

    Title is the question, here's a little info relating to this.

    64MB Nvidia GeForce4 MX420
    ForceWare 56.72
    Windows XP Home SP2 v.2096
    DirectX 9.0b

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    You can access this info after you create a render context:

    const char* vendor = (const char*)glGetString( GL_VENDOR );

    const char* renderer = (const char*)glGetString( GL_RENDERER );

    const char* version = (const char*)glGetString( GL_VERSION );

    const char* extensions = (const char*)glGetString( GL_EXTENSIONS );

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    I'm no programmer or anything, all I want to find out is the version of OpenGL I have so I know if I need to update. Yes I could just update anyway, but I'm curious.

    Isn't there any simpler way such as a program that'll tell me the version? If not, I guess I'll need a 'Render Contexts for Dummies' book, or more realistically a site with a beginners guide.

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    Pilot_51,

    It's a always a good idea to update your video divers, if that's what you mean. You don't need to know the gl version, per se, unless you are simply curious. You can find this stuff in the display properties dialog -> [advanced] button.

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    So you're saying OpenGL comes with or built into the video drivers unlike DirectX?
    Yes I'm simply curious and no I can't find the OpenGL info anywhere in Display Properties > Settings > Advanced, it seems they've hidden the OpenGL settings in the recent drivers.

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    Yes, OpenGL comes with XP. What kind of video card do you have?

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    Did you not see the info at the bottom of my first post? 64MB Nvidia GeForce4 MX420.

    I already know OpenGL comes with XP, my question was if it comes with video drivers (Nvidia ForceWare in this case).

    BTW, I see where I went wrong, I'm in the developers section, I should be in the one and only forum in 'USERS - Gamers, Professional 3D Users, Consumers'.

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    Sorry pal, it's been a long day. As far as I know, 56.72 is the latest driver release. You can always check www.nvidia.com for the latest.
    All the nvidia cards I've ever had display the driver info in the advanced settings area. Do you have the nvTweak icon in you tray, you can always get that info through that. Alas, if all else fails, you could try a reinstall of your drivers, but I can't imagine why you would need to do that.

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    I check for new drivers about twice a week, I'm really enjoying the ForceWare series cause nearly the entire Detonator series caused me the worst problems with DirectX games rendering them unplayable and sometime freezing, I had to use drivers down around 42.xx for about 2 years until ForceWare came out.

    If nvTweak is the official Nvidia system tray icon then yes I have it, otherwise no if it's a driver tweak program, might needa give it a try if so. I can get the info of the video driver but not OpenGL, and I'm sure a reinstall wouldn't fix it.

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    Re: How do I find my OpenGL version in XP?

    That's really strange, are you absolutely sure that in the display porperties -> settings -> advanced there is no Geforce tab somewhere among the others (monitor, adapter, ... ) ?

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