software rendering

I have not used panda for a few months now, since my pc is slowly dying.
However, I got hold of an older pc, which has an old graphics card.
When I run my game, I get this error:

:08-31-2009 21:09:29 ShowBase(warning): Unable to open ‘onscreen’ window.
:display(error): The application requested harware acceleration, but your OpenGL
:display(error): driver, GDI Generic, only supports software rendering.
:display(error): You need to install a hardware-accelerated OpenGL driver, or,
:display(error): if you actually want to use a software renderer, then
:display(error): alter the hardware/software configuration in your Config.prc file.
:display(error): Window wouldn’t open; abandoning window.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 7, in
import direct.directbase.DirectStart
File “C:\Panda3D-1.5.2\direct\src\directbase\”, line 4, in
File “C:\Panda3D-1.5.2\direct\src\showbase\”, line 241, in init
self.openDefaultWindow(startDirect = False, props=props)
File “C:\Panda3D-1.5.2\direct\src\showbase\”, line 706, in openDefaultWindow
raise StandardError, ‘Could not open window.’
StandardError: Could not open window.

I don’t know what exactly I should add in the Config.prc file. Could someone tell me what I shoud put in the Config.prc file in order to use software rendering?

The best thing to put for software rendering is:

load-display tinydisplay

But you probably don’t really want that. The message just means that you don’t have a good graphics driver installed. Figure out what brand of video card you have (probably NVidia, ATI, or Intel), then go to,, or, and look for a driver to download.

Or, you can probably just run in DirectX with your current drivers:

load-display pandadx9