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Dying Light requires OpenGL 3.3 found 3.0 | Please upgrade OpenGL
SkaMan 22 Nov, 2017

Fair warning, I'm a gaming on Linux noob.

So, as the title suggests, when I try to launch Dying Light through Steam, I get a warning about my OpenGL version. The game then launches, but all I get is a black screen and some sound. I tried finding some articles about upgrading OpenGL on Ubuntu, though most of them were for 14 LTS or earlier.

System:
Xubuntu 17.10
AMD R9 270

I installed Mesa running:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade


OpenGL version (short)
:~$ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4


OpenGL version (long)
:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-17-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 17.2.4
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.4
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.1 Mesa 17.2.4
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.10
OpenGL ES profile extensions:


Is there anything I can do? Is it worth trying to uninstall the Mesa drivers by removing the mesa ppa and do another dist-upgrade? Can I upgrade OpenGL desperately from Mesa?

Thanks in advance for any help :D

crt0mega 23 Nov, 2017

Dying Light has some issues with Mesa, especially for detecting the right Open GL Version which is 4.5 with GLSL 4.50 in your case:

Quoting: SkaManOpenGL core profile version string: 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 17.2.4
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50
According to the wiki Dying Light might run with some version overrides:

Quoting: wikiWith OpenGL core profile 4.5 and OpenGL version string 3.0, game opens a pop up saying OpenGL has to be 3.3 at least and it detects 3.0. Launching with MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=4.5 MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=450 fixes it. I tried with override 3.3 and 330 but it didn't work.
To get Dying Light running you just need to put this to Dying Light's launch options in steam:
MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=4.5 MESA_GLSL_VERSION_OVERRIDE=450 %command%

Quoting: SkaManIs there anything I can do? Is it worth trying to uninstall the Mesa drivers by removing the mesa ppa and do another dist-upgrade? Can I upgrade OpenGL desperately from Mesa?
There are some PPAs with newer and/or development versions of Mesa. 17.2.4 is just slightly outdated, current stable Version is 17.2.5.

Quoting: SkaManFair warning, I'm a gaming on Linux noob.
We've all been Linux gaming noobs in the past :D Don't worry. It may take some time, but you'll get used to it. It's not as hard as it has been a decade ago.

pete910 23 Nov, 2017

Unfortunate it only works on *buntu/Mint on AMD :'(

No clue why it refuses on other distros even with same mesa version ect :><:

crt0mega 23 Nov, 2017

Quoting: pete910Unfortunate it only works on *buntu/Mint on AMD :'(

No clue why it refuses on other distros even with same mesa version ect :><:
Hmmm, that's weird O.o These environment variables should be distro-agnostic ...

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