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If you are visiting this page because a game or software uses the Open GL API, you need to install the appropriate graphic driver which enables usage of the functionality provided.
To program using the Open GL API, you need the driver and the development package (depends on platform and programming language).
How can I find out if my systems meet the requirements for the programs?
Answer: With new applications coming out all the time, the graphic card requirements must be up-to-speed to meet the needs of the applications.
Question: I have purchased the latest Esri software for both Arc GIS Desktop 10 and Server 10.
I do not know if my desktops or my servers have the Open GL versions that Esri requires.
View full description Open GL is as the name implies an open source graphics API (application programming interface).
Intel supplies generic versions of its graphics drivers for general purposes, but the computer manufacturer can change the features, incorporate customizations, or make other changes to the graphics driver software or software packaging.
To avoid any potential installation incompatibilities, Intel recommends that you first check with your computer manufacturer and use the driver software it provides.
Recommendation: If you are inexperienced with updating Direct3D device drivers manually, we highly recommend downloading the Direct3D Driver Utility.
This tool will download and update the correct Direct3D driver versions automatically, protecting you against installing the wrong Direct3D drivers.