Goldsource Error: Can't Select 3D Window Last edited 8 years ago2011-09-25 19:58:22 UTC by The Mad Carrot The Mad Carrot

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This is likely to happen if you're running on an ATI Graphics Card. Thanks to them dropping OpenGL support in their latest drivers (anything above 7.11), you can't select anything in Hammer's 3D window.

Solution?
Download this file and place the atioglxx.dll file that is inside the zipfile in your Hammer root directory (IE: C:Program FilesValve Hammer Editor). This might not work on all graphics cards.
If it didn't work, try doing the same thing but with this opengl32.dll file instead.

You are now able to select objects in the 3D window using the latest ATI driver on Windows XP.

NOTE: This solution has not been tested on Windows Vista and 7.

Thanks to The Mighty Atom and raver for the info and the atioglxx.dll file.

13 Comments

Commented 11 years ago2008-08-12 15:29:19 UTC Comment #101180
Yeah sure and what if those drivers aren't working for a newer video card like mine ?
Commented 11 years ago2008-08-18 13:41:55 UTC Comment #101181
Done :>
Commented 11 years ago2008-09-21 01:32:16 UTC Comment #101182
works with ati mobility radeon too?
Commented 11 years ago2008-10-15 18:26:25 UTC Comment #101183
Better solution is now!
Commented 11 years ago2008-11-22 22:52:08 UTC Comment #101184
causes me to crash on map load :[
Commented 10 years ago2008-12-31 22:08:11 UTC Comment #101185
That's why Nvidia pwns ATI.

I liked my Radeon 9800 Pro while it lasted, but I am with Nvidia from now on.
Commented 10 years ago2009-02-06 00:13:46 UTC Comment #101186
to clarify, this doesn not work with vista 64 bit, not sure on 32 bit.
Commented 10 years ago2009-05-12 15:12:19 UTC Comment #101187
Try this if it doesn't work. Place opengl32.dll in your Hammer folder.
EDIT: I put the link in the article.
Commented 10 years ago2009-07-13 12:22:02 UTC Comment #101188
I've tried both, but they won't work; my OS is Vista 32-bit. atioglxx.dll makes Hammer crash whenever I try and load a map, and opengl32.dll just refuses to start the thing up.
Commented 10 years ago2009-07-27 22:44:06 UTC Comment #101189
Dawley, I am having the same exact problem as you are. I am running Vista Ultimate 32-bit, and I have the ATi Radeon HD 4890 installed. I can't select anything in the camera (3D) view, and this is quite annoying.

If anyone can offer any other suggestions for those running Vista (or at least Vista 32-bit), please let us know. Thank you.
Commented 8 years ago2011-04-04 06:02:53 UTC Comment #101190
This would have been helpfull before I took it back and got a geforce.
Commented 8 years ago2011-09-01 22:23:09 UTC Comment #101191
The opengl32.dll file fixed the selection problem for me, but it lags really bad when moving around in 3D view. Running on a Vista 32-bit.
For now I'm just happy I can select properly in 3D view, but if anyone knows how to get rid of the lag it would be much appreciated if you let me know.
Commented 8 years ago2011-09-18 23:30:24 UTC Comment #101192
Maybe you have to update drivers of Graphics card :)

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