View Full Version : Help me! Can't open GL Renderer!
April 1st, 2010, 18:08
I need lots of help with opening up my games in Dolphin. I loaded up the game that I wanted to play with no problem at all. It was New Super Mario Brothers for Wii. Then when I clicked the play button to load the game, it said it needed a GL Renderer, check the logs for more info. Why is that for? I already have a pixel shader 2.0 installed in my computer. And I have Windows XP with 512 megabytes of Ram and an Intel Pentium 4 processor. So I don't know what to do here. Can you please let me know what I am doing wrong? Because I really want to play Wii and Gamecube games a lot on my Dolphin emulator. But I know my computer is fast enough to run almost everything though. So please get back to me and explain the easy and simple way on how to fix this problem so I do not keep getting this error. So thank you! :(
April 1st, 2010, 18:43
It's an april fool? Your pc isn't capable to run dolphin, and it is not "fast enough to run almost ANYthing", specialy game with less than 3 years.
April 1st, 2010, 20:34
Update your pc
April 1st, 2010, 21:19
Specs are nowhere near good enough to run Dolphin, give up or buy a new computer
April 1st, 2010, 23:41
Lol, how can you install pixel shaders? :lol:
Pixel shading is a hardware feature, specifically for video cards. It can't be downloaded, installed, or emulated on hardware that doesn't support the feature to begin with.
Judging the specifications you listed it's apparent that your PC far too inadequate and incapable of running dolphin, with that processor you might be able to get half speed with some games providing you have an ok video card that meets or exceeds Dolphin's requirements.
Your ram is on the low side, Dolphin needs at least 1 GB of ram to operate efficiently. I'm also going take a guess that your video is integrated Intel graphics.
Unless you bought a new video card since you bought that PC, you have no hope of running anything. The specifications alone give me an idea of the age of the system and I can tell you the integrated chip that came with it does not support Pixel/Vertex shading, let alone SM 2.0 which is the minimum required by Dolphin. When that PC was manufactured it probably came with an Intel 8485GV integrated video since the 945G chipset with Pixel/Vertex shading didn't exist when the PC was manufactured. The 8485GV chipset did not support any kind of Pixel shading technology (even more crummy than the Nvidia Geforce MX) thus is unable to run modern games and applications.
Even back in 2005, I was lucky to even find a game that I was actually able to run on that chipset and any games I was able to run were helluva slow.
Perhaps if you told us what video card or hardware your PC has we would be able to get an idea if you can run Dolphin at all, but given the information above you will more than likely not be able to run Dolphin.
The best case scenario is to upgrade or buy a PC with more recent/modern hardware that meets or exceeds the requirements to run Dolphin efficiently, far more expensive than going out and buying a Wii.
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