Rules of Survival game for PC uses OpenGL which is a rendering library used to render the details of the game. It is installed with graphics drivers for dedicated and integrated graphics cards, such as NVIDIA or Intel HD Graphics for example.
Before you start downloading the RoS PC client, you should first check if your computer supports OpenGL 4.1 or better.
If your computer doesn’t support the minimum requirement, you’ll see the Netease logo get stuck and then this message:
Which reads as:
This application requires OpenGL 4.1 or later and current OpenGL version of this device is (version number)
Make sure your graphics adapter and its drivers support OpenGL 4.1
Afterward, you’ll see another error message:
These error messages like “Failed to init Render module!” usually occurs with laptops running integrated graphics of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 family or older. If you haven’t downloaded Rules of Survival yet, you should check to make sure your graphics render can run the game correctly.
How to Check OpenGL Version for Your Computer
Method 1: GPU Caps Viewer
GPU Caps Viewer is a lightweight program to view Your graphics card specifications. You can start using it in a few simple steps.
- Download GPU Caps Viewer.
- Unzip GPU_Caps_Viewer_184.108.40.206.zip.
- Open the GPU Caps Viewer folder and start the executable.
The highlighted area in the image above shows the OpenGL version of this machine is 4.0.
Method 2: OpenGL Extensions Viewer
Another application for checking GPU specs is OpenGL Extensions Viewer.
- Download OpenGL Extensions Viewer.
- Install the viewer through the setup wizard.
- Launch the program.
This shows all the details of your video card and system information.
Use either program mentioned above, you don’t need both of them. If you see your computer compatible with OpenGL 4.0 or higher (even though the error message says 4.1), then this means you can probably run Rules of Survival. If it’s lower than 4.0, then your PC’s GPU is not supported. However, the solution outlined below may solve the problem.
How to Solve Rules of Survival OpenGL 4.1 Error for PC Version
Be advised that this solution is not a permanent fix and has various results to work depending on your hardware.
openGL32.dll is a file used for troubleshooting issues concerning graphics. It can be used to disable GPU hardware acceleration and switch to using the CPU instead. This is ideal for laptops running Intel HD Graphics cards and can be used to run RoS PC and bypass OpenGL requirements.
However, please be aware that open32.dll is meant for debugging purposes and is not a suitable replacement for a compatible graphics card. Rules of Survival may lag severely or experience low FPS depending on your hardware. Generally, the older your computer hardware, the more performance will decrease.
How to download and use opengl32.dll to fix RoS
- Download opengl32.dll.
- Unzip the file. Select either the 32-bit or 64-bit for your Windows version. If you don’t know which one to download, then choose 32-bit.
- Drag and drop the opengl32.dll file you downloaded into the same directory you have Rules of Survival installed. Usually it’s C:\ros.
- Start the game.
With this method, you should be able to bypass the Netease logo and see rules of Survival download updates.
In the screenshot above, this was taken from an old Core 2 Quad desktop running GL 1.1 with integrated GPU. RoS did run with reduced with graphical issues as expected, but it did launch and downloaded the updates successfully. The game would likely perform better by enabling “High FPS Mode” in the settings. Ideally, computers with modern processors such as i5 or i7 cores will have smoother gameplay.
Reminder: Game performance will vary or may still be unplayable. Please keep that in mind if you try this.
Hopefully, the fix above will enable you to play RoS PC version and bypass the OpenGL error message without needing to upgrade your graphics card. if not, check your video card for any new driver updates.