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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:33 pm 
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Good Evening!

Problem:

I successfully installed FreeOrion. When I run it, music plays, the programm window opens, but nothing is displayed. If you drag another window over FreeOrion, it leaves stains. I hear, I can click on menu options, if guess where they are.
A graphic driver issue? But:

All drivers updated. All windows updates installed. Restarted the PC after installing FreeOrion. No change.

What can I do?
I tried to update OpenGL, but I could not find anything. I cant even find an entry in my system - as far as I am concerned, it might as well no be installed (which is unlikely with win7).


My Setup:

T61 Laptop
Windows 7 Professional SP1, 64 bit
Intel 2 Duo T7100 (1,80 GHz)
2GB Ram
Graphics card: Intel 965 Express Chipset Family. Driver Version 8.15.10.1867 (from 2009)

FreeOrion Version recommend 0.4.7.1, Win32 Installer from the FreeOrion wiki


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:09 am 
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Captain Tofu wrote:
Graphics card: Intel 965 Express Chipset Family. Driver Version 8.15.10.1867 (from 2009)

All drivers updated. All windows updates installed. Restarted the PC after installing FreeOrion. No change.

What can I do?
I tried to update OpenGL, but I could not find anything. I cant even find an entry in my system - as far as I am concerned, it might as well no be installed (which is unlikely with win7).
well, you are certainly on the right track for things to check. The openGL Kronos website indicates that Windows 7 always provides at least OpenGL 1.1, and your graphics card driver can provide better than that. And better is needed-- I recommend you try updating directly from the intel website: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

For full performance, FreeOrion 0.4.7 requires OpenGL 2.1. Some google searching indicates that with fully updated drivers your card may be able to support some of OpenGL2.0 (and I saw some reference to a beta driver for OpenGL 2.1), but probably not all of the 2.1 features due to hardware limitations in your card. Still, I'm not sure just which OpenGL2.1 features FO really needs, perhaps a fully updated driver will get you reasonable performance. If not, you could try one of our previous releases.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:37 am 
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Could you post freeorion.log from after attempting to run the game? It's located in the directory discussed here, which should be C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\FreeOrion for Win7.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:22 am 
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1) downloadcenter.intel.com
Yeah, I have been there, they only have 1 OpenGL Download, and that one is for Linux.
I cannot find anything relevant regarding OpenGL update/installation for Windows 7. The only thing I found was a instruction on youtube:

install devc++ 5.4.1
download glutming.zip
copy glut.h to C:\Program Files (x86)\Dev-Cpp\MinGW32\include\GL
copy libglut32.a to C:\Program Files (x86)\Dev-Cpp\MinGW32\lib
copy glut32.dll to C:\Windows\SysWOW64

That scares me.


2) config.xml
Found it! See attachment


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:40 am 
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Captain Tofu wrote:
1) downloadcenter.intel.com
Yeah, I have been there, they only have 1 OpenGL Download, and that one is for Linux.
I cannot find anything relevant regarding OpenGL update/installation for Windows 7. The only thing I found was a instruction on youtube:

Generally, one does not download OpenGL on Windows. Instead, OpenGL comes with video card drivers.

Looking at downloads for your model:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/produc ... set-Family

There is indeed only a version from 2009. You could try installing the INF from 2011 available from this page, but I\m not sure if it'll help.

You could also try driver from Lenovo:
https://support.lenovo.com/gr/en/downlo ... 888D66AEAB

It is stated to support T61 model. It has a never release date but smaller version number, so I dunno.

EDIT: In the latter's changelog there's:
Quote:
Version 6.14.10.5043

(Fix) Fixed an issue where some OpenGL drawing functions did not work.


So... there's hope, I guess?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:33 am 
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1) downloadcenter.intel.com
Apparently I was looking for the wrong keyword? Amazing you found this!
result: no effect

2) Lenovo Support
Installation failed, because my laptop does not fullfil the minimum requirements.

3) New Version
There is little hope since it will still depend on OpenGL V2.0.
Thank you for the support so far!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Captain Tofu wrote:
2) config.xml
Found it! See attachment

Please try again:
Geoff the Medio wrote:
Could you post freeorion.log ...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:31 pm 
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Oh sorry, I have read config.xml somewhere. Maybe in the wiki link. Anyway here are the logs:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:36 pm 
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From the log, your OpenGL version is 2.0. That may be insufficient to run FreeOrion, depending which requirements listing you consult.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:16 pm 
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So a T61 is too weak for FreeOrion. Too bad : l
Thank you for your time!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:16 pm 
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Captain Tofu wrote:
So a T61 is too weak for FreeOrion. Too bad : l

No, many T61's will have better graphics. But even for yours, it looks like you do have another path if you are willing to dual boot with Linux.

This thread indicates that while the Windows drivers for that intel graphics chip will only support up to OpenGL 2.0, the Linux drivers for it will support OpenGL 2.1.

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