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WebGL and Windows XP

Developing on a Windows XP machine requires a extra bit of work to get things going due to hardware acceleration in Chrome being blacklisted on XP because of hanging and system crashes. But it can be ignored, (at your peril) like this:

From the taskbar or start menu, right click on the launch Chrome icon and select properties. From the dialog box, add –ignore-gpu-blacklist to the end of the target string.

Not all graphics cards support WebGL but you can test your browser at the link below:
http://doesmybrowsersupportwebgl.com

Here’s a run down of the spec required to run WebGL:
http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=1220892

Additionally, here’s a handy list of those Chrome flags:
http://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/

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One response to “WebGL and Windows XP

  1. Chloe November 26, 2012 at 3:29 am

    I think you meant two dashes.

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