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Windows 8

when are we going to have a viewer that is compatible with windows 8?

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Posts: 7,148
Registered: ‎05-21-2009
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We already do! You can download it right here:

Now as to your graphics System Drivers, that's a different thing.


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Yours, KarenMichelle Lane
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Registered: ‎10-05-2009

It's not so much the viewer as it is your own graphics card.  As Karen says, your card's drivers have to be updated.  Otherwise, your card, which was probably made before Win 8 was introduced, won't know what to do with it.  Unfortunately, however, some older Intel graphics chips will not support OpenGL (the graphics system that is the basis for Second Life) on Windows 8 at all.  Here's the word from Intel:

"Intel has no plans to release Windows 8 graphics drivers for the following Intel Graphics Controllers. However, updates for these graphics controllers may be available through Microsoft Windows Update*.
Desktop graphics

Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Laptop graphics

Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Netbook and Tablet Graphics

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (Intel® GMA 3150)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 600 (Intel® GMA 600)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500"

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