If you see the message “We’re sorry, but your browser configuration is not supported by Eterna - the following feature must be available in order to play”, there may be a few possible solutions depending on what feature it says is required. Feel free to leave a comment if you need further assistance!
In the case of WebAssembly being reported as not available, the issue is almost certainly your browser version. Please update your browser, then give it another shot. For information on what browser versions support WebAssembly, see https://caniuse.com/#feat=wasm
There are a number of possible issues causing WebGL to be unavailable.
- Your browser doesn’t support WebGL. This is unlikely if it supports WebAssembly (there would be an error message saying so instead of this one if it does not support WebAssembly).
- Hardware acceleration being disabled (this is the most likely culprit). This might be because you’ve explicitly disabled it, or your graphics card or driver version is on a blacklist set by the browser due to performance stability concerns (if you choose to override this blacklist, be aware that it’s possible you might encounter issues on other websites). How to verify/resolve this will depend on your browser:
- Chrome/Chromium: Go to
chrome://settingsusing your address bar, search
hardware acceleration, and then make sure
Use hardware acceleration when availableis enabled. If this still does not help, your GPU may be blacklisted. You can override the blacklist by going to
chrome://flags, search for
Override software rendering list, and then change it to enabled.
- Firefox: Go to
about:configusing your address bar. Search for
webgl.disabledand ensure it is set to false. If this still does not help, you can override the blacklist by searching for
webgl.force-enabledin this same screen and setting that to true.
- Safari: Open the
Safarimenu and select
Preferences. Select the
Advancedtab. Check the
Show Develop menu in menu barcheckbox at the bottom. You should then see a
Developmenu. In the
Enable WebGL. You can also go into the
Experimental Featuressubmenu and select
- Chrome/Chromium: Go to
- Your graphics card drivers are out of date. Updating your graphics drivers is a process heavily dependent on what your graphics card is, so you may need to search online (feel free to ask in this topic for help!)
- Your graphics card doesn’t support WebGL. Most relatively recent computers should not have this issue, though if for some reason you’re running a computer with hardware from 2005, you are likely out of luck.
Instructions for how to verify this are available for Chrome