Update your video card drivers

How to update your video card drivers in Linux

Not using Linux? Select your operating system:

» How to update your video card drivers in Windows
» How to update your video card drivers in Mac OS X

If you are certain that you have the latest drivers installed and Tribal Trouble still doesn't run, try changing Tribal Trouble's settings file for better hardware compatibility.

Step 1: Find the manufacturer and type of your video card

Normally you can find this information in the manual of your computer (look for technical specifications) or by issuing the following command in a shell:

su -c "lspci | grep VGA"
		

After giving the root password, the command will return a line of the following format:

(some numbers) VGA compatible controller: (manufacturer) [(model)]
		

Step 2: Get the latest drivers for your video card

Depending on the manufacturer and model of your videocard, download and install the latest official Linux drivers:

NVIDIA cards

» NVIDIA driver download page
Select your type of video card, select Linux and press Search. Download and install the latest driver.

ATI cards

» ATI driver download page
Select the appropriate Linux platform and driver depending on your processor architecture and video card model. Download the latest driver and follow the installation instructions.

Intel cards

» Intel driver download page
Select your Intel video card chipset from the Graphics entry in the Download Center menu, select your version of Linux and download and install the latest driver according to the instructions.

VIA cards

» VIA Arena driver download page
Select your operating system and integrated graphics adapter and download and install the latest driver according to the instructions.
Please note that not all VIA video card drivers fully support OpenGL 1.2 which is a requirement for Tribal Trouble to run.

Other video cards

If your video card manufacturer is not on this list, you can email Oddlabs Support for assistance and we will try to help you out.

Step 3: Does it work?

If things still don't work after installing the latest drivers and rebooting, there are a few more tricks you can try: Have a look at our changing Tribal Trouble's settings file for better hardware compatibility guide.

How to change the settings for better compatibility

If you have updated your video card drivers and are still having problems getting Tribal Trouble to run, this guide will show you how to tweak a few parameters in its configuration in order to make it more compatible with older and/or troublesome hardware.

Not using Linux? Select your operating system:

» Windows
» Mac OS X

Step 1: Find the "settings" file

Tribal Trouble's configuration is stored in a file called "settings" which is placed in ~/.TribalTrouble.

Step 2: Edit the "settings" file

Use your favorite text editor to edit the "settings" file and add the following lines:

		use_vbo=false
		use_fbo=false
		use_pbuffer=false
		

Save the file when you are done, and try running Tribal Trouble again.

Step 3: Does it work?

If you have updated your video card drivers and followed the steps above and Tribal Trouble still doesn't run, or has weird graphics errors, your video card and/or its drivers probably don't support Tribal Trouble. This is a known problem with many SiS and Volari cards as their drivers are very badly written and do not deliver the required support of the OpenGL standard. In this case, there is not much we can do to help, but you are of course welcome to contact Oddlabs Support to hear if there is anything we can do.