How can I run WebGL?

Posted on 2011-05-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have Windows Vista 32bits Home Premium.
Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 11.0.696.65
Neither runs WebGL properly (althought at least one of those used to run WebGL a few weeks ago - cant remember which one).

How can I reactivate it?
Question by:atipico
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Expert Comment

ID: 35743326
WebGL is implemented in Chrome, and Firefox 4. If you're running Chrome beta, new version is 12.0.742.30 so I'd update to that and see if things have improved. If not, you might switch to the stable release if you're on beta, or vice versa. On Firefox, Try going to 4 if you're a Mozilla fan, although it's supposedly different and somewhat problematic on upgrading at times.

Also, the development editions of Safari and Opera both include WebGL implementation, so you have those options to consider as well. Both are available for Windows, of course ;)

Author Comment

ID: 35747488
Is this page WebGL based? http://chrome.angrybirds.com/ (it has webgl keywords in the source code)

I can run the Angry Birds game but not the WebGL Aquarium http://webglsamples.googlecode.com/hg/aquarium/aquarium.html

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BlueThunda earned 2000 total points
ID: 35748722
Yeah the Angry Birds is rendered with WebGL, the aquarium runs ok for me. After v10 of Chrome, new display adapters were added to the blacklist, making 3D acceleration with WebGL not work, since AB is a 2D game it might not pose a problem.

Try running this from the Start menu's run command> chrome.exe --ignore-gpu-blacklist

If that works then bingo, your gpu was blacklisted and you'll just need to add --ignore-gpu-blacklist to your Chrome shortcut to run it by clicking from now on ;)

Author Comment

ID: 35748819
That did the trick for me.

From what I've read online, other chrome users might need to use --no-sandbox and/or --enable-webgl (although by disabling the sandbox it might pose a huge security risk!)

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