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08 August 2004, 02:34 PM
I've been working in the demo, and noticed a warning message in the command line of the Foundation demo when I start it up. It says:

"Warn: Missing OpenGL extension (ARB_shadow) - realtime shadow maps will not be available."

My system specs are as follows:

Dell Precission 530 workstation
Dual 1.4 GHZ Xeon's
512MB memory
ATI FireGL2 video (I installed the latest drivers from ATI for this card already, but I'm wondering if I can use any other drivers since these are pretty old)

Any ideas where I can get this "missing extension, and how to install it?

Thanks for any help!


08 August 2004, 03:43 PM
it means your videocard has no support for the library necessary to use realtime shadows in viewports.
not much you can do about it I guess.

08 August 2004, 05:48 PM

That's what I suspect as well. Not really something to lose any sleep over, but I was curious. I can always get one of the "approved" cards later on.


08 August 2004, 07:45 PM
GeForce - even the FX5200 does this just fine, haven't seen a problem yet, running 1600x1200x32 res.

ATI has a nice feature-list, but GeForce has the upper hand in compatibility.

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