Brink uses OpenGL for its graphics rendering. Specifically, it requires hardware supporting OpenGL version 3.1 or higher.
If you are getting the following error it means your system does not currently meet theminimum system requirements for Brink.
FATAL ERROR: The current video card / driver combination does not support OpenGL 3.1
Common reasons why a system does not meet the OpenGL 3.1 requirement:
[li]Your graphics card does not support OpenGL 3.1[/li][li]Your graphics drivers are not up to date[/li][li]The official graphics drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer do not support OpenGL 3.1, even if the graphics card does[/li][li]Your laptop has a hybrid graphics setup and the required graphics card is not being enabled for Brink[/li][/ul]
Below are some more details on the aforementioned issues:
Your graphics card does not support OpenGL 3.1
If, after updating your graphics drivers and checking all other advice below, you still get the OpenGL error, Brink will not run on your current setup.
Your graphics drivers are not up to date
Please refer to this thread for the general driver download links. Please note that if you are playing on a laptop you should contact your laptop manufacturer for their latest official drivers. You may need to uninstall existing drivers before new versions can be applied, again the thread linked has the details.
The official graphics drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer do not support OpenGL 3.1, even if the graphics card does
Some laptop manufacturers may not be able to provide their versions of the latest graphics drivers. There are ways to manually update your graphics device to the latest drivers, but be advised that these are at your own risk and this may void the manufacturer’s warranty. For this reason, we’re not able to provide specific details regarding this process.
Your laptop has a hybrid graphics setup and the required graphics card is not being enabled for Brink
To make power savings some laptop manufacturers employ a dual graphics solution consisting of a basic on-board graphics device for general-purpose use and a more powerful graphics card for more intensive applications, such as games. Some laptops have a physical switch usually located on the side of the case to switch between dedicated and on-board graphics. For others, you’ll want to have a look in Control Panel or the first-party graphics application (e.g. Catalyst Control Center if it’s an AMD/ATI card). Look for an option where you can set the default graphics device (sometimes referred to as VGA).