can I run godot without graphic card ? Is their any light version of godot that I can use ?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Leon0001

I have dell latitude E6410 and no graphic card can I run godot ?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: xCode Soul

No, Godot is game engine to build games will need graphics card, so sure godot need’s graphics card

Best regards

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: jgodfrey

Short answer - yes (I think)… :slight_smile:

Looking, I think that system has a NVIDIA NVS 3100M GPU. If that’s the case, this page shows that it supports OpenGL 3.3, which is the minimum requirement for Godot 4.

Though, for Godot 4, you’ll have to provide and additional command line argument to specify that you want to use opengl instead of vulkan rendering. That can be done like:

c:\path\to\godot.exe --rendering-driver opengl3

For Godot 3.x, I think the minimum requirements are opengl 2.1, so there should be no issue there. And, you shouldn’t even need any special command line args.

Thanks for your reply !!!

I want to understand one thing I have to open godot directly with dos command that you give me above right.

If their are any steps further please tell me about them .

Leon0001 | 2023-03-04 06:16

You never mentioned which Godot version you’re trying to run. For Godot 3.x, you should be able to run it without doing anything special. For Godot 4 (assuming the data I found about your hardware is correct), you’ll need to add the command line switch I mentioned above to get it to run. You can do that in a number of ways, including:

  • Running from a CMD terminal, including the correct command line switch
  • Creating a shortcut that includes the correct command line switch
  • Creating a batch file that includes the correct command line switch

Any of those should work. The important thing is that you need to call the Godot executable as outlined in my earlier response.

jgodfrey | 2023-03-04 16:05

I usually want to run the latest version 4 but if my hardware is not compatible with it I can use any balance version. I am fully open for suggestion.

Thanks for your Time !!!

Leon0001 | 2023-03-05 04:22