How to Fix Minecraft OpenGL Error 1282. Easily!

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 easily 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 users have reported they fixed the same error with this fix. You can give it a try and see if it works for you too.

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 two subfolders: 32 bit and 64 bit. Select one of them according to your Windows version (How to check what Windows version you have?). In my case, I have Windows 10 64-bit version, then I need to open the 64 bit folder (see the screenshot below).

4) Copy the opengl32.dll file.

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

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

2) Navigate to the following location

Minecraft\Runtime*JRE Version*\bin

Note: The JRE Version is simply a placeholder. It depends on the game version you have, for example Jre-x64, or something like that.

3) Paste the opengl32.dll file to the bin folder mentioned in Step 2).

4) Re-launch Minecraft and see if the error persists. If the error persists, continue to try Method 2.

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. But if you don’t have the time or computer skills to do it manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy is a third-party driver update utility with more than 3 million users around the world. You can update the graphics card driver with just a few clicks:

1) Download and install Driver Easy Free on your computer.

2) Launch the application and click Scan Now to detect any problem drivers on your computer. The scan process may take several seconds. Once done, you’ll see a list of drivers that can be updated.

3) Click the Update button next to the graphics card driver, then the driver will be downloaded automatically to your computer. Once the download is done, you can install the driver easily with the step-by-step guide from Driver Easy.

If you upgrade to Driver Easy Pro, you can download and install the driver automatically. Click the Update button, then the graphics card driver will be installed automatically.

Method 3: Disable shaders

Shaders in Minecraft allow 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 may cause the OpenGL 1282 error. To fix the error, you can try disabling shaders in Minecraft. 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 still occurs.

Method 5: Update Java

Minecraft relies on Java very much. If you have a low version Java or the Java files are corrupted, the OpenGL Error 1282 can occur. To fix the error, 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 the installation completes, re-launch Minecraft and check to see if the OpenGL Error 1282 is fixed.

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. 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.

17 thoughts on “How to Fix Minecraft OpenGL Error 1282. Easily!”

  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.

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  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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  3. I don’t understand what to do when refering to “Right Click on the Shortcut of Minecraft” Which Minecraft is it? Do they mean the launcher? Or the game itself? I’m confused. Please help. Need a bit more explanation for this step.

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    • Usually, it means the shortcut of the launcher. If you don’t have the shortcut, go to the installation directory of the game and right-click on the installer and then select “Create shortcut”. Then you can create a shortcut for the game.

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  4. Hi
    I installed the launcher from microsoft store and it worked great with optifine and lunar client
    but now I have this error
    and it causes lag
    I tried all of the solutions except of the first one
    be cause there is no minecraft shortcut anywhere
    and when I go to the .minecraft folder in appdata there is not the address that you said above
    can you help me please?

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  5. Hello, this error occured to me today so I reached to you 🙂 I like the first method tbh (lazy to update things) so I downloaded the file, copied the 64bit something but I realised I don’t know how to go to the installer file. I don’t know where to find it (maybe I deleted the installer and now I only have the Launcher… oh)

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