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OpenGL fix for Intel HD Graphics 3000 on Windows 10

Fix for Open GL on Intel HD Graphics 3000 - Windows 10

The drivers for Intel HD Graphics 3000 in Windows 10 does not expose all Open GL capabilities of the GPU. So software relying on Open GL features not present in Open GL 1.1 will not work. Using older versions of Windows or Linux might work since the chip have more features than the driver exposes.

The fix is to add a compatibility shim using the Windows ADK software.

1. Download and install Windows ADK

Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install

Make sure to download the version that fits your Windows version, so if you have Windows 10 1803 choose the 1803 version and so on.

We only need the Application Compatibility Tools module, so choose this in the installer:

adk-compatibility-tools

2. Use the Compatibility Administrator to create the fix

Make sure to start the relevant 32 or 64 bit version of the program, based on which type of software you want to create the compatibility fix for. So if the software you want to fix is 64 bit, use the 64 bit version of the tool.

Right click the New Database menu entry, and choose Create New -> Application Fix...

new-application-fix

Give the fix a name, and browse for the executable file you want to add the fix for. In this example I am adding the fix for Python 3 64 bit programs, so I locate python.exe in C:\Program Files\Python37.

new-application-fix-2

Then click Next. We do not choose anything on this Compatibility Modes page, so just click Next again.

compatibility-mode

On the Compatibility Fixes page, scroll down and check the Win81RTMVersionLie option. Then click the Parameters button.

compatibility-fix

In the Parameters dialog box, Module name: field, type: ig4icd64.dll then click Add and then OK.

compatibility-fix-2

Click Next to the Matching Information page. Here, deselect all except the company name and product name options, then click Finish.

compatibility-fix-3

We have now created the fix needed, next is to save and install it.

compatibility-fix-4

Click the Save icon, and choose a name for the database. You will also need to choose a place to save the file and give the file a name, I just saved to the Documents folder.

save-database

When the database is saved, you can right click the database you just saved, and choose Install.

That should be it!

Credits to user nonkonform1st on YouTube and this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqe5cgthZH4

@zeplissken
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zeplissken commented Sep 27, 2021

a simpler solution is to go to your Nvidia control panel / 3D parameters and add Ableton or your DAW in the software list then select integrated graphics. This solve the problem for me after 2 years of searching...

@rowend36
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You are a life saver. Thank you very much.

@Sonosus
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Sonosus commented Nov 14, 2021

Thank you so much for this! Now I don't need a new laptop to run KiCad!

@AztecUK
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AztecUK commented Dec 31, 2021

Worked for Prison Architect 64bit! wow! Thanks so much, how useful is this?

@wkernkamp
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Thanks, brilliant: you are a credit to humanity!

@Mambiber
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Wonderful!! Solves OpenGL problem for VCV Rack 2 running on a Intel DH55TC. Thank you!!

@ketxxx
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ketxxx commented Mar 11, 2022

Workaround doesn't work for W10 21H1 even with the compatibility kit for W10 build 2004 onward. Back to the drawing board...

@Sonosus
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Sonosus commented Apr 8, 2022

Can confirm workaround is broken on 21H1. @rb-dahlb do you have a fix?

@hamidrajabi
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Fixed the Kicad v.6 3d viewer unsupported open gl error.

@ketxxx
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ketxxx commented May 31, 2022

A few of us in the community got together and just fixed intels and Microsofts shitty efforts. You can get the totally fixed drivers and patched DLL files from here; https://winraid.level1techs.com/t/get-your-intel-hd3000-sandy-bridge-windows-10-64bit-drivers-here/40044

@Vincentim38
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Thanks, works for me to run VCV Rack2 !

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DenisOreshko commented Jul 8, 2022

Thanks!
SketchUp 2019 Pro did not start. Gave an error when running on Windows 10. Error text: Hardware acceleration is not supported or is disabled in your graphics card. SketchUp requires you to use a hardware accelerated graphics card.

Made magic from this instruction and it all worked! OK!)

@andcesarino
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Thanks!
My Kicad run perfect! :)

@Oeschi100
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Many thanks. I could not use my 3D plugin for Adobe Illustrator 2022 with Intel HD Graphics 3000. Now it works.

@rick-tremmel-vectorsolutions

Thank you so much for this!!! I had to temporarily use an old laptop with an HD3000. I was able to install and run Ultimaker Cura 5.2.1 (3D printer slicing software).

@martin43D
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ich bekomme es einfach nicht hin. X220 und möchte noch ein paar Tage Cura 5.x nutzen.
Ich habe die Version oben versucht und die .sdb version erzeugt und installiert aber auch die Unofficiellen HD3000 Treiber...
die Softare meldet immer das ich OpenGL 2.0 oder höher benötige.
Kann jemand helfen?

@Cris--
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Cris-- commented Nov 27, 2022

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martin43D commented Nov 27, 2022

Hallo, ich habe mein Fehler gefunden. Ich hab die falsche exe Datei genommen.

Den Treiber habe ich versucht ohne erfolg.

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Paul-bee78 commented Dec 13, 2022

Thanks to Rb-dahlb...

Anyone who is struggling with this.. watch the YouTube video below from start to finish..

Credits to user nonkonform1st on YouTube and this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqe5cgthZH4

IMPORTANT NOTE this might seem like a silly one, but make sure you close down the Software you are trying to fix.......
I had (in my case KiCad software) open in the background, and when I ran the fix, it did not acknowledge it.

Additional Steps Taken

  1. I closed down the application (KiCad)
    But if like myself, you might not have closed down the Compatibility Administrator application as yet, then you can skip straight to step ...

  2. Go back into the relevant Compatibility Administrator application 32/64bit,

  3. Click Open, to open the Database search,

  4. Select the file that you just saved to your computer a few moments ago (.sdb file)

Once you see the sdb file - right click and select "Install" again

Click 'OK'

Now it is time to reopen the Software that you are trying to apply the Fix to

Fingers crossed that should have solved the problem, which other people might be getting.

@BussyBakks
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ITS WORKS IN MINECRAFTTTTTTTTTT, YEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY:D

@xdanylee
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xdanylee commented Jun 7, 2023

ITS WORKS IN MINECRAFTTTTTTTTTT, YEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY:D

Can you please help me, just for minecraft I need it!

@rachimvdr
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how to bypass a d3d11-compatible GPU (Feature Level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0) is required to run the engine?

@jewelsonn
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how to bypass a d3d11-compatible GPU (Feature Level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0) is required to run the engine?

Use dgVoodoo 2 to get dx11, dx12

@thenoppy12
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ITS WORKS IN MINECRAFTTTTTTTTTT, YEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY:D

Can you please help me, just for minecraft I need it!

just follow steps:v

@mrc2rules
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https://www.reddit.com/r/lowendgaming/comments/1258usx/updated_win1011_drivers_for_intel_hd_3000/

I have instructions detailed here on how to install the patched graphics driver. Check it out

@ProgiDE
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ProgiDE commented Oct 26, 2023

This solution did not work for me, but i found another one that DID and want to share it here in case somone else might have the same issue.
I need OpenGL > 3.1 to run with my Intel HD Graphics 3000 for the newest Minecraft version.
After the fix shown above the error message changed to this:
Fehlermeldung danach

The Solution:
_Credits/Tutorial:

Source: _

1. I downloaded: "mesa3d-20.2.0-release-mingw.7z"
Download

2. I unzipped the file and executed "perappdeploy.cmd":
Unzipped

3. Follow the instructions (For me it was Java, because Java is running Minecraft and javaw.exe is the executable for that. I also had to install Java seperatly and add the new javaw.exe path to the Minecraft profile i was using, because i could not find the Java executable delivered with Minecraft):
FirstCmdAction
SecondCmdAction
ThirdCmdAction
FourthCmdAction
Fifth
sixth
seventh
Eighth

FINISHED

PS: I first tried the version 23.1.8, but that did not work for me. After that i tried version 20.2.0 and it worked perfectly.

Please respond if it worked for you :D

@rosenhauer
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rosenhauer commented Nov 15, 2023

Worked great to allow OpenSCAD to run on my 13 year old laptop. It's still plugging away after a SSD and RAM upgrade (now had 12GB even though the original specs say it maxes out at 8)

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