Way to Run DX10 on Laptop w/ Old Integrated Graphics Chipset?

Looking for a work around with playonlinux

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Mystic Rose Sunday 28 May 2017 at 21:09
Mystic Rose

I'm a new Linux user using the Zorin distribution on an old gateway laptop (3GB RAM 2GHZ processor) with a mobile intel 4 series integrated graphics chipset. I'm trying to find a way to play Star Trek Online with Playonlinux; however, this game now requires DirectX 10 or above. The support on my chipset has ended and when I try to play the game I get notified of this.

Is there any workaround for this where I can use my existing system to play something requiring DirectX 10 or higher? I know its time for a new system (this was a Vista machine), but budget is tight and that is the only gaming I do. 

Thank you for any assistance.  

ImperatorS79 Monday 29 May 2017 at 10:23

Normaly intel hd graphics 4000 support Directx10~OpenGL 3.x

For STO, you can modify this key : "HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Wine Direct3D MaxVersionGL"  to 30002

It worked for some people ! -> https://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-2491-Star_Trek_Online.html

Edit : You can check your OpenGL version with

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

Or, for more info

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL"


Edited by ImperatorS79

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Mystic Rose Sunday 4 June 2017 at 19:29
Mystic Rose

Thank you very much.  I did a forum search but did not come across that thread. So far its not working, but I'll keep trying. I'm running GL version 2.0 (really old).

ImperatorS79 Monday 5 June 2017 at 20:38

Normally an intel HD graphics 4000 should have OpenGL 4, maybe you should update your mesa version.

Type in a terminal :

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL"

If you don't have mesa 17, you should maybe install a ppa (this one is only for Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.04) :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paulo-miguel-dias/pkppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

You can retype the glxinfo command to see what have changed. If nothing, you can use the program ppa purge to revert the modification from ppa : https://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/ppa
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