VirtualBox

Ticket #10041 (new defect)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

[3D acceleration] PlayStation-emulator graphics plugin will not initialize

Reported by: twipley Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

Using a plugins-based PlayStation emulator such as PCSX and ePSXe, "Pete's OpenGL2 PSX GPU" ( http://www.pbernert.com/html/gpu.htm#OGL2) will not initialize.

An ISO or a disc is needed in order for this to be testes. Three error messages are returned upon graphics-plugin initialization:

  • missing pbuffer extension;
  • missing render-texture extension;
  • no pixel format available;

EDIT: switching the rendering mode from "render to pbuffer" to "use framebuffer object" seems to fix the issue.

Just a quick question: is it thinkable that, someday in the future, the VirtualBox (Linux) drivers will handle the above-needed OpenGL extensions? Or, will they theoretically never will be handled? Just out of curiosity.

At least, the problem can be easily corrected following the rendering-mode switch outlined above.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by twipley

As can be read from  http://developer.amd.com/media/gpu_assets/FramebufferObjects.pdf, the pbuffer extension is getting more and more deprecated. A switch to the FBO extension is recommended.

EDIT: consider this a low-priority bug ticket -- if not a closed one.

Last edited 20 months ago by twipley (previous) (diff)
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