Ticket #10041 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 21 months 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 (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Using a plugins-based PlayStation emulator such as PCSX and ePSXe, "Pete's OpenGL2 PSX GPU" ( 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 6 years ago by twipley

As can be read from, the pbuffer extension is getting more and more deprecated. A switch to the FBO extension is recommended.

Consider this a low-priority bug ticket -- if not a closed one.

Version 1, edited 6 years ago by twipley (previous) (next) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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