Can I run GODOT 3.0 in low PC

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Nautilus

i’m new at godot, i’m intersted in 2d games I am not planning to do any 3D development and i want to know if there is a way that i can run godot3.0 version in my pc

Is there a way to get it to run without the 3D rendering engine maybe? Or am I out of luck/ would have to resort to older Godot versions?

i have a hp-notebook-4520s running ubuntu 16.04 LTS
(Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz × 4 )
Intel HD Graphics integrated/OpenGL 2.1

bro, its completely free and weights around 30MB, just download it and try

rustyStriker | 2018-03-05 15:27

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: victordevtb

Yes, you can, Godot is really lightweight , your hardware should supports Godot 3 very well.

I was trying to answer the question. but I think it’s better to comment your answer.

The answer is yes and no.

The executable binary size is pretty small. and basically, Godot does not require high end hardware.
but, AFAIK, Godot 3.0 requires OpenGL 3.3 for PC and OpenGL ES 3.0 for mobile.
And for now, Godot 2.1.x needs lower graphics requirement.

Godot 3.1 or later, it will support OpenGL 2.1 and ES 2.0 again for lower devices.

volzhs | 2018-03-05 17:52

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Calinou

Godot 3.0 requires OpenGL 3.3 support on desktops/laptops, so your particular laptop won’t be able to run it. You can still run Godot 2.1 on old hardware, as it only requires OpenGL 2.1.

Godot 3.1 will re-add support for OpenGL 2.1, which means that old hardware will be able to run it again.

If you just want to try out Godot 3.0 regardless of the hardware you have, you can install a software OpenGL implementation such as mesa-dist-win (place the .dll files in the same directory as the Godot executable). Be warned, it will be very slow; frame rates will rarely exceed 10 FPS, even on fast CPUs.

Just found this thread because I was trying to figure-out why Godot 3.0.2 doesn’t work on my Linux Mint laptop with Intel graphics card.

Man the godot devs really dropped the ball on this didn’t they? Expecting people to have the latest graphic cards but actually shafting a large number of Linux users who can’t get updated Intel drivers.

SleepyTom | 2018-04-04 11:32