Determine Opengl Icd Compatibility

Test the compatibility of OpenGL ICD with the programs on your computer.

OpenGL, a graphics program sometimes designed to work with computer languages and applications that produce 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional graphics, is known as a cross-language, cross-platform program. Typically, it works with a wide range of graphics and programming applications. However, the ICD version of OpenGL is specially designed for Windows Vista and the Aero interface, and does not have the same compatibility as the regular version. Luckily, you can test the software to determine compatibility.


1. Install OpenGL ICD on your Windows computer. If you do not have a Windows computer, the software is not compatible. If your Windows computer is a version older than Windows XP, the software is not compatible. Versions of OpenGL other than ICD are functional with non-Windows computers.

2. Launch the software on your computer by double-clicking on its icon.

3. Attempt to open one of the files on your computer using the OpenGL ICD software. Press the “File” menu and scroll to “Open.” Browse through your computer to find a file that is clickable. Click on this file and press “Open.” If the file opens and loads correctly, that program is compatible with OpenGL ICD.

4. Open a coding application, such as Eclipse. Attempt to call OpenGL ICD in a program by entering the appropriate code. Render your program by pressing the “File” menu and scrolling to “Save.” Enter a name and press “OK,” then click “File” again and select “Render.”

5. Watch the program to determine if it calls OpenGL correctly. If it does, OpenGL ICD is compatible with that program and programming language. The software is supposed to be compatible with Java, C++, C, Python, Ada, Perl and Fortran.

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