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Created12.10.2020 18:59

Ashley L Quackenbush (xLadyDragon86x) 12.10.2020 18:59
completely new to this, wanted to try out and make a few maps that myself and my husband can play on. i downloaded the latest version of the editor, when i try to open it goes into starting mode and just closes itself.

Ashley L Quackenbush (xLadyDragon86x) 13.10.2020 06:15
nevermind i figured out the issue, its not compatible with windows 10. wish i would have known that ahead of time wouldn't have even bothered.

Ashley L Quackenbush (xLadyDragon86x) 13.10.2020 06:27
nevermind i figured out the issue, its not compatible with windows 10. wish i would have known that ahead of time wouldn't have even bothered.

Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 13.10.2020 18:32
No - the GE runs very well under Win10.
Your specific system properties and settings cause the problems.
Very often inappropriate installation, cloud storage, some anti-malware programs, insufficient user rights, ... inhibit the GE.
Learn more by googling or visiting Windows user forums.

Ashley L Quackenbush (xLadyDragon86x) 13.10.2020 19:39
When I ran a comparability scan on it after an hour of it trying to open and just shutting down said it wasn't compatible with my computer.

Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 13.10.2020 19:45
You need to learn such Windows crap.
What it says is "not compatible with your current configuration/settings".
For all users the GE runs very fine under Win10. Preconditioned suitable hardware and software configuration.

First at all check the GE logfile {USER}\AppData\Local\GIANTS Editor ...\editor_log.txt
Very probably you'll get further infos about failures.

Ashley L Quackenbush (xLadyDragon86x) 22.10.2020 20:21

Ashley L Quackenbush (xLadyDragon86x) 22.10.2020 20:31
I have Win10 Professional, i went in to update the driver for my graphics and it is telling me that the most up to date drive is already installed on my PC. so i have no clue what to do from there.

GIANTS Engine Runtime 8.0.0 (19543) 64bit (Build Date: Jul 3 2019)
Copyright (c) 2008-2019, GIANTS Software GmbH (, All Rights Reserved.
Copyright (c) 2003-2019, Christian Ammann and Stefan Geiger, All Rights Reserved.
Application: GIANTS Editor 64bit 8.2.0
Main System
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Memory: 8110 MB
OS: Windows NT 6.0 64-bit
Physics System
Version: 5.9.5
Thread(s): 2
Audio System
Driver: SoftMixer WASAPI Stereo
Version: 2018.11
Frequency: 48000
Max. active sources: 256
Render System
Driver: OpenGL
Card Vendor: Intel
Renderer: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Version: 3.3.0 - Build
Shader Version: 3.30 - Build
Error: GLSL version 4.50 or better is required. Your version is 3.30 - Build

Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 22.10.2020 23:09
It's just what the error message says:
The Intel HD Graphics 4600 doesn't support the required OpenGL 4.5.
For more infos google "intel hd 4600 opengl".

Ashley L Quackenbush (xLadyDragon86x) 22.10.2020 23:26
Gonna have to get a new graphics card. From what I seen it's open gl will only go up to 4.3

Lukáš Pazderka (lukaspazderka15) 26.02.2021 22:42
Ahoj chci se zeptat jestli nikdo neví co s tim mám giants editor a zapl jsem ho a najednou se mi to nechce otevřít hlavní okno a furt to píše neodpovídá tak se ptám jestli někdo s tim něco neví. Zkusil jsem to i smazat a znova stáhnout a nefunguje to.

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