How to Fix “OpenGL Error 1282 (Invalid Operation)”

The “OpenGL Error 1282 (Invalid operation)” issue is one of the common issues occurring in Minecraft. When this error occurs, you may experience lag issues or error message pop-ups. It’s annoying. But not to worry. You can fix the error with the following methods.

There are seven methods available for you to fix the issue. You can try them one by one until you find the one that works for you.

Method 1: Manually add the opengl32.dll file
Method 2: Update graphics card drivers
Method 3: Disable shaders
Method 4: Update OptiFine
Method 5: Update Java
Method 6: Try a different game version
Method 7: Turn off Show GL Errors

Method 1: Manually add the opengl32.dll file

The error can be caused by missing the opengl32.dll file in the Minecraft folder. To fix the error , you can try manually adding the opengle32.dll file to the folder. Many Minecraft players have reported they fixed the same error with this fix. You can give it a try.

You can follow these steps to manually add the opengl32.dll file.

Firstly, download the opengl32.dll file.

1) Open this link and download the “OpenGL fix.7z” file to your computer.

2) Extract the file.

3) In the extracted folder, you’ll see the subfolder 32 bit and 64 bit. Select one of them according to your Windows version (How to check what Windows version you have?). For example, I have Windows 10 64-bit version, then I need to open the 64 bit folder.

4) Copy the opengl32.dll file.

Secondly, add the opengl32.dll file to the Minecraft folder.

1) Right-click on the Minecraft shortcut and select Open file location.

2) Navigate to the following location

Minecraft\Runtime*JRE Version*\bin

Note: The JRE Version is simply a placeholder. It is different according to your game version. It could be Jre-x64, or something like that.

3) Paste the opengl32.dll file to the bin folder.

4) Re-launch Minecraft and see if the error persists.

Method 2: Update graphics card drivers

A faulty or missing graphics card driver can cause the Minecraft OpenGL 1282 error. You can try updating your graphics card driver and see if it helps.

You can go to the PC manufacturer’s website to download the latest graphics card driver. Before getting started, you need to find out what Windows version you have and what graphics card you have.

Manually updating drivers can take time, and can cause errors if incorrect drivers are installed. So if you don’t have much driver knowledge, you can use a driver update utility to help you.

Many driver update utilities allow you to update drivers with a few clicks. You just need to find a trustworthy one.

If you’re not sure which driver update utility is good to use, you can use Driver Easy. Download and install the latest version of the program, and update the graphics card driver now.

Method 3: Disable shaders

Shaders in Minecraft allows you to set different terrains and settings so you can have a better game experience. But in the meantime, they can take up a lot of system resources, and cause the OpenGL 1282 error. So you can try disabling shaders in Minecraft and see if the error is resolved. To do so:

1) Launch Minecraft.

2) On your keyboard, press the Esc key to pull up the Menu screen.

3) Go to Options -> Shaders.

4) Select OFF and click Done.

disable shaders in minecraft

After you’re done with it, re-launch Minecraft and see if you’re still facing the OpenGL 1282 error.

Method 4: Update OptiFine

The OpenGL Error 1282 can be an OptiFine issue. If you’re using OptiFine for Minecraft , updating OptiFine to the latest version may help remove the error. If not, skip this method and continue to the next method.

Go to the OptiFine download page and download the latest version of OptiFine, then install it on your computer. Once done, check to see if the error persists.

Method 5: Update Jav

Minecraft relies on Java very much. If you have a low version Java or the Java files are corrupted, the OpenGL Error 1282 can cause. To fix the problem, you can try updating Java to the latest version.

Open this link and download the latest version of Java to your computer, then follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

Once installed, re-launch Minecraft and check to see if the OpenGL Error 1282 resolves.

Method 6: Try a different game version

The error can occur in a specific version of Minecraft. So you could try to switch to a different game version, for example a lower version, and see if the error continues.

Method 7: Turn off Show GL Errors

In some cases, the OpenGL Error 1282 is not a real error but just a bunch of pop-ups. If your game performance is not influenced due to this error, it’s nothing to worry about. But to get rid of these annoying notifications, you can just turn off the Show GL Errors option in Minecraft. After that, you won’t receive any error notifications.

Here’s how to turn off the Show GL Errors option in Minecraft.

1) Launch Minecraft.

2) Go to Options > Video Settings > Others…

3) Click Show GL Errors and turn it off.

turn off show gl errors option in minecraft

4) Save the changes and re-launch Minecraft, then you won’t see the annoying OpenGL Error 1282 message.

Hopefully you can fix OpenGL Error 1282 (Invalid operation) with the steps above. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

5 thoughts on “How to Fix “OpenGL Error 1282 (Invalid Operation)””

  1. When i download OpenGL fix.7z it isnt as a file. its just a white paper. and the opengl32.dll doesnt have the subfolder 32 bit and 64 bit. help.

  2. I tried everything and it did not work. I dont want to disable the message because my game lags every time it happens. Very frustrating

    Version 1.17.1. It’s bugged


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