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Intel & Open GL

to start off I'm a noob so go easy. I recently bought a game for my PC called Amnesia: Dark Descent. It doesn't run on my integrated graphics. Apparently, there is an update that will eventually come from Intel that upgrades Open GL so this game can play. I was wondering if anyone new when Intel was upgrading anything.

Heres a quote from a developer of the game:

"At the moment Intel drivers for the Integrated graphics chips are not up to standards for modern OpenGL games it seems. It was the same thing with our old games in the Penumbra series, but after a year or so the drivers where updated to a point where they could run the game as intended. So there is hope for it to happen with Amnesia as well.

Requirements are to have NVIDIA/ATI graphics and if in doubt there is a demo to try.

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You would think this would be a logical question for Intel's forums but they're broken. They decided to do some weird ass setup for a forum and I can't get text to write when trying to make a new discussion.

If anyone knows how to work Intel's forums or if Intel will upgrade Open GL, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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  1. Games nowadays are written using Microsoft Direct3D, which OpenGL competes with. It is unlikely that Intel will spend time to create an OpenGL update. Your best bet is to purchase a discrete graphics card. The cards that meets minimum requirements will cost less than $50 US.
  2. electrontau said:
    Games nowadays are written using Microsoft Direct3D, which OpenGL competes with. It is unlikely that Intel will spend time to create an OpenGL update. Your best bet is to purchase a discrete graphics card. The cards that meets minimum requirements will cost less than $50 US.


    I play on a laptop. Would it work there?
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    electrontau said:
    Games nowadays are written using Microsoft Direct3D, which OpenGL competes with. It is unlikely that Intel will spend time to create an OpenGL update. Your best bet is to purchase a discrete graphics card. The cards that meets minimum requirements will cost less than $50 US.


    Except for all the business people with integrated Intel chipsets, where their apps typical use OpenGL instead of DirectX.

    And with ID about to launch its new engine, and Value going multi-platform, I fully expect to see a surge in OpenGL usage in the next few years.
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