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Old 08 August 2004   #1
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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!

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- Arthur C. Clarke
Old 08 August 2004   #2
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.
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Old 08 August 2004   #3

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.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Old 08 August 2004   #4
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.
-per aspera ad astra
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