I am using Ogre3D, and have been using it for a while. Also lately, I have been using the Opengl Rendering system that is included in Ogre, only because Directx will not compile correctly(Will post errors on request through comment).

But as of now the main problem is when i render my model(it is a plane with simple, unblended pixelated texture), it looks like this on my Laptop(Left Image), but when I render on the desktop(Right Image), it looks the way its supposed to be.

Im pretty sure this problem might not be relevant to this site, but im not sure on where else to post this(if it needs to be moved then so be it), but i felt it would fit here just a bit, since its a game-dev type question.

Anyways, My compiler is MinGW that uses the IDE Code::Blocks. also the operating system that im using on both computers are windows Vista 32 bit.

Now if anyone would know why this would happen then please do tell(but my guess is that maybe the graphics card is not compatible)

Here are the images:

Left:Laptopenter image description here

Right:Desktopenter image description here

there both about the same image, and if you notice on the desktop screenshot: it looks more clearer and you can see the "mountains" better, where on the laptop picture, you cant see any pattern at all...Also, you can notice an odd stopping of light(or maybe called something else), but that has me confused also.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Could it be about the texture filters? link Many laptop chipsets don't support features such as good filtering, some of them don't even have vertex shaders in hardware. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 3, 2011 at 1:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ alright, so it may be a graphical issue.. maybe if i edit my post about my directx errors then maybe i can get directx working. \$\endgroup\$
    – Molmasepic
    Sep 3, 2011 at 1:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hey. I just got some help on their forums, and it solved the Directx problem, making this question unneeded, but the information was good. So would you mind making your comment an answer, then ill accept it :D \$\endgroup\$
    – Molmasepic
    Sep 3, 2011 at 2:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ To be sure, you could compare the most relevant d3d9 capabilities from both computers and check if there is a difference that could affect texture filtering. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 3, 2011 at 2:46

1 Answer 1


Could it be about the texture filters? Anisotropic Filtering (wikipedia)

Many laptop chipsets don't support features such as good filtering, some of them don't even have vertex shaders in hardware. I know DirectX emulate some things in software when the hardware feature is not available, but I didn't work with OpenGL so I wouldn't know. With direct3d 9 you can check the caps of the device, I still don't know in DX10 how it works. Anisotropic Texture Filtering (Direct3D 9)


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