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"Open GL not supported" means that it is not available in your video driver software. Getting it may be a problem.
Dear Leo, I purchased an HP laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. The machine runs well with no problems until earlier today, I installed Angry Birds and tried to run it when a box came up. "Open GL 2.0 renderer not supported because Open GL 1.4 not supported because Open GL 1.3 not supported." And the game wouldn't run. I have no idea what Open GL and the renderer represent or mean. Could you please let me know what this is all about and what to do about it?
In this excerpt from Answercast #72, I look at a computer with errors from Angry Birds about the current video drivers.
Open GL is basically 3D-rendering software. In other words, it's a way to draw 3D objects (and more, actually) on a computer screen. It's basically software that makes that easier for programs.
It's a standard interface that programs can write to - that (if it's supported) can make writing objects, video objects, display objects on the screen much easier.
You'll find it's used very heavily in computer gaming.
Now, I'm surprised actually that Angry Birds requires it - but I guess I shouldn't be too surprised because it is a fairly graphics intensive game.
So the question is: you don't have it, where do you get it? Well, that's a bit of a problem. Most of the time, Open GL (along with its more or less equivalent, Direct X) is installed as part of your video card's drivers. It actually usually comes with the video card itself.
So, the only thing that I can suggest you do is identify the video hardware that's on your system and see if there are updated drivers for that video card that include Open GL support. If they don't, then I'm actually not aware of a way to make this work for you.
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