SOLVED! “FATAL ERROR: Gl_arb_clip_control Not Available. Please Update Your Video Driver.”

Regarding “FATAL ERROR: gl_arb_clip_control not available. Please update your video driver” of Doom (PC), you should listen to the suggestion and perform a driver update. Aside from that, it won’t hurt to uninstall then reinstall the driver and check the system requirement if the error persists. Continue reading to get to the bottom of the situation.  

An Overview Of The Error 

Generally speaking, “FATAL ERROR: gl_arb_clip_control not available. Please update your video driver” may show up as players launch Doom. The cause of the error is usually the graphic drivers of the computer not supporting the game. Additionally, if the computer specs do not meet the requirements, the error could appear as well. 

What Must Be Done

Update The Video Driver

It’s possible to update the video driver through Steam by clicking on “Check for Video Driver Updates”. If Steam notices that an update is available, it will let you know and you can install the update on the spot. 

Uninstall And Reinstall Driver

Your video driver is up-to-date but you still run into “FATAL ERROR: gl_arb_clip_control not available. Please update your video driver”? In that case, you should consider uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Device Manager and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: Expand Display adapters, right-click your graphics card and pick Uninstall device. 
  • Step 3: Check the checkbox next to Delete the driver software for this device and hit OK.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer 
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back, launch Doom and see how things turn out. 

Think About System Requirements

Overall, if your PC cannot handle Doom but you still download and install it, expect errors during launch. Hence once it comes to “FATAL ERROR: gl_arb_clip_control not available. Please update your video driver”, you must give system requirements some thought. 

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Intel Core i5-2400 or better / AMD FX-8320 or better.
  • 8 GB RAM.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better.
  • 55GB free HDD space.

FAQs

Which one is superior, Doom 2016 or Doom Eternal? 

Doom 2016 is made with quality in mind so it is well-polished. Also, its gameplay is what sets Doom 2016 apart from other titles in the franchise. However, Doom Eternal is a solid game as well so it all comes down to individual liking. 

How long will it take to complete Doom 2016? 

The campaign of Doom has 13 levels and each of them takes at least 1 hour to complete. That means it will take a minimum of 13 hours to complete the game. However, if the players choose the “Ultra-Nightmare” difficulty, it might take longer because permadeath is applied. 

Which is the hardest boss in the Doom series? 

If a leaderboard exists, the Icon Of Sin will surely take the top spot. Following it, Mother Demon likely makes players suffer and might require tons of retries. Other bosses that could give everyone a hard time include Spider Mastermind, Khan Maykr, Sabaoth, Doom Hunters, Maledict and Cyberdemon. 

How many bosses are there in Doom 2016? 

There are 3 primary bosses appearing in the game and they all have separate attacking patterns, and strategies. 

Which is the best level in Doom 2016? 

The answer is Kadingir Sanctum where the players can see hell for the first time. 

Are all Doom games connected with each other? 

In a nutshell, yes. All games in the franchise are somehow related to each other. Even if the story is not directly linked, connections might be part of parallel timelines and alternate universes. 

Which is the best game to start if I’m new to the Doom franchise? 

It is recommended that newcomers should start with Doom 2016 first. That being said, it is alright to skip the rest of the series because you will not miss out on too many things. 

Does Doom Slayer have a family? 

Surprisingly, yes. Doom Slayer has a family. He married an unnamed woman and they even had a son. However, both his wife and son were killed during the First Demonic War on Earth. 

Is Doom Slayer immortal? 

Doom Slayer has ended the lives of many demons and titans. Moreover, the praetor suit is said to be able to keep the character safe from physical damage. Nonetheless, Doom Slayer can still be shot to death in the game. In fact, he was even ripped off by a demon in the trailer of Doom 2016.

What sword does Doom Slayer carry? 

Doom Slayer’s sword is called the Crucible Blade, a legendary weapon. He got it after being empowered by the Seraphim during the event on Taras Nabad. 

Does humanity still exist in Doom? 

Humans are still around but the majority of humanity has been killed in the first month of the Hell invasion. Additionally, the demons also consumed 60% of the planet Earth. 

Tips And Tricks

  • Chainsaw is often your best friend on the battlefield because it can instantly kill an enemy in one hit. Therefore, it is wise to keep the chainsaw fueled and switch to it when the ammo is running low. 
  • In Doom, attacking is the best defence even if your health is in danger. The reason is that Glory Kill grants you additional health dropped from the enemies. 
  • During combat, you must constantly move to get kills, pick up health and gather power-ups. Don’t waste time getting into cover outside of emergencies. 
  • Doom does not let you regenerate health and the ammo is limited as well. That is why it is essential to look for health throughout the levels. Usually, health and ammo appear in corners of rooms and platforms. 
  • Doom is filled with secret paths that can provide tons of advantages over enemies so you should keep an eye out for suspicious spots. Moreover, hatches, alcoves, and ledges that allow you to leap are also able to give some benefits.
  • In the first levels in the game, health and armour are what you should upgrade. However, you should keep things balanced to improve your odds of survival. 

 

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