What OpenGL version is supported in Parallels Desktop?

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Question

A program I use in Windows virtual machine requires OpenGL 3.0 or higher support. What should I do?

Answer


Starting with Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac the support for OpenGL 3.3 compatibility profile for Windows virtual machines has been added. With this release we added support for the following applications:

Starting with Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac the following applications are supported in addition to the applications below:

Starting with Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac, the following applications are supported:


The Parallels Desktop Engineering team is doing its best to improve OpenGL support in Windows virtual machines. As of now, only OpenGL compatibility profile (version 3.3) is supported in Windows VMs. Click Get updates above to subscribe to this article and receive updates.

Troubleshooting

OpenGL functionality in Windows VMs provided by Parallels Tools. Reinstall Parallels Tools as described in the KB 4841 if you still get the error message.

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