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Problem GE ''could not create OpenGL viewport"

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Created27.10.2016 22:41

Cyprien Lucas (Unknown) 27.10.2016 22:45
Hello, when I start Giants Editor, I have this message who appear ''could not create openGL viewpost". I have the version 7.0.2, what is the problem ??

Can you help me please, thank you.

Brian Myers (oldskool) 28.10.2016 03:45
im having problems as well

Stanley Goscinski (Unknown) 28.10.2016 04:40
I was told its has something to do with the graphics card. Because I have that problem to.

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 28.10.2016 08:44

the game can run in OpenGL or DirectX.
But the editor requires OpenGL.

So, if your GPU is not able to support the required version of OpenGL you can't use the Editor.
Maybe it's time to get a new PC ;)


Robert L (Spartan086) 28.10.2016 12:17
Got an old laptop with the same problem, but since my desktop has a proper graphic card I can still use the editor on that.

Jarred Buckley (Unknown) 28.01.2017 03:23
this is strange .. i just downloaded goldcrest map for modding .. prior to me downloading it i opened up GE and imported sample mod which was a jeep of sought.. that opened up fine...
i proceeded to download goldcrest mod map ready to be edited ... opened up GE fine went to file import clicked the map01 file ..then crash goes me screen ....
then when everything resumed i got a nvidia has crashed pop up in the corner. i haven't had this error since i was playing eve online in 2015...

no wi get this infamous could not create opengl viewport...
note i have onboard graphics and a nvidia tx 750m .. i also i have a hdmi going to a monitor screen ..which in turn uses the nvidia

Ten Marks (Unknown) 04.04.2017 02:45
Im havn' the same problem im on win 10 and on an on an Dell inspiron 660 8 gig ram

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 04.04.2017 06:45

please see my last post.
It's very likely that your GPU does not support the required version of OpenGL.

If you have two GPUs (one onboard and one dedicated) just nake sure that the dedicated card is used when the GIANTS Editor is opened.


Henryk Ossowski (Magnat28) 09.04.2017 13:05
Hello Henryk hire couple year ago i was creating maps and mods and now i would like to come back with my new mashine but i can't start Giants Editor 7.0.0 and i own Steam wersion game.

I leave hire information from DXDIAG

System Information
Time of this report: 4/9/2017, 11:27:21
Machine name: DESKTOP-AUH4NPT
Machine Id: {5983B711-3B30-4B5B-AA06-B3B4011AD66B}
Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release_inmarket.170303-1614)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To be filled by O.E.M.
System Model: To be filled by O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/23/15 10:32:28 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-9590 Eight-Core Processor (8 CPUs), ~4.7GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16282MB RAM
Page File: 4014MB used, 14698MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.14393.0000 64bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX TITAN X
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_17C2&SUBSYS_85391043&REV_A1
Device Problem Code: No Problem
Driver Problem Code: Unknown
Display Memory: 20385 MB
Dedicated Memory: 12244 MB
Shared Memory: 8140 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: HP 2010 Series Wide LCD Monitor
Monitor Model: HP 2010
Monitor Id: HWP2888
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.000Hz)

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 12.04.2017 06:52

please test our newest version 7.1.0


Dick Timmerman (johnpartickryan) 20.06.2017 22:49
Hi, Have a Quadro FX1400 with OpenGL enabled (The power of the Quadro's) but have the same issue, "could not create OpenGL viewport"
Which OpenGL driver is needed?

Chris Van Der Spank (Unknown) 16.03.2018 14:54
i have teh same problem with my pc and is not an old one drivers are updated evry thing ok
i have photo shop c6 and it run perfect
varios oter programds work fine games al work ok
teh only thing giants edditor dont workn
blender works too
ets2 studio no problem

please fix for this

Alberic Etzel (Unknown) 15.08.2018 16:15
I'm having same problem with GE version 7.1.0. It doesn't matter GPU old or new. My work station built for 3d architecture modeling, but still gives me this "Could not create OpenGL viewport" error.

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