Failed to create OpenGL context for format QSurfaceFormat 2.0

Eleyan wrote on 12/6/2023, 11:52 PM


I had to return a workstation I bought due to crashes, and this tower was supplied by a family member, it's software goes back to 2012, but it has Win10 64-bit loaded up successfully. No error messages were returned when first loading up magix mm, this happened a day later after an update of some kind. It was also stated my computer is too old for TPM, as well as the latest version of OpenGL. The Tower is Cooler Master Cavalier T03 V3 Platinum. I think the RAM is DDR3 CL-9 4GB.


Eleyan wrote on 12/6/2023, 11:55 PM

SP. wrote on 12/7/2023, 2:45 AM

@Eleyan It needs a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.0.

Depending on how old the Intel processors are, the internal graphic devices like Intel HD 2000 or HD 3000 don't support OpenGL 2.0.

gjonny wrote on 12/7/2023, 4:08 PM

>> needs a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.0. 

Music Maker System Requirements are listed on this page:
Unfortunately, the list is quite minimalist, ie: no mention of graphics, other than screen resolution.  

So, if someone wants to purchase/use an older computer, how would they know if the graphics card is adequate for newer versions of Music Maker (supports OpenGL 2.0)?  

I did a bit of searching and - answering my own question - found these pages for Intel products:
How to Identify Your Intel® Graphics in Windows® 10 and Windows 11
Supported APIs for Intel® Graphics
(I don't know much about AMD, so don't have anything for them)

Presumably, older versions of Music Maker didn't have this OpenGL 2.0 requirement. Would this have been before MM2021 (pre 64-bit)?

SP. wrote on 12/7/2023, 4:32 PM

@gjonny OpenGL 2.0 is from 2004, so it's basically ancient and supported by almost every graphics card released since then. Curiously the old chipsets like HD 2000 or 3000 do support OpenGL 3 or 4 (as can be seen in the table in your second link to Intels website) but not on modern Windows. If I remember it correctly, this has something to do with newer operating systems. There are no drivers for Windows 10 or 11.

gjonny wrote on 12/7/2023, 5:40 PM

>> OpenGL 2.0 is from 2004
Thanks for the info.  Relatively speaking, that's almost as ancient as me.  ;-)

Edit: I have purchased refurbished computers ( in the past, but nothing that old. I used to like towers, but these days I prefer mini PCs. Music Maker has behaved well on them.

Eleyan wrote on 12/7/2023, 10:20 PM

Thank you both for your feedback.