How to fix/turn on your browser's hardware acceleration

Foundry requires Hardware Acceleration to be enabled in the browser. Without it, images and other media will not display properly within Foundry, you won’t be able to un-pause your game, and you may get other random and/or crippling bugs.

Step 1) Restart your browser

If hardware acceleration is enabled but it does not work, then it’s possible that you have Hardware Acceleration enabled in your browser, but the browser lost access to the Graphics Card. This can often happen after a GPU driver update.

The first step we recommend is to update and close your browser entirely- sometimes this is all that is needed to fix the problem. We also recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge for Foundry Virtual Tabletop.

Step 2) Enable Hardware Acceleration

If doing this did not fix your issue, then Hardware Acceleration may be disabled in the browser, and you will need to enable the option. Sometimes, a browser update will disable Hardware Acceleration, which can account for issues that users may experience.

Please click on the appropriate link for your preferred browser:
Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Firefox

We do not recommend using other browsers, as Foundry Virtual Tabletop may not support them.

Step 3) Toggle Override software rendering list in Chrome

Paste chrome://flags/#ignore-gpu-blocklist into your Chrome Browser, and toggle it.


Enable Acceleration in Chrome

Paste ```chrome://settings/?search=hardware``` into your browser's address bar.

Press the three dots in the top right of the browser.

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Select Settings.

Scroll to the bottom and open up the “advanced” section.

Navigate to system, and ensure Hardware acceleration is on.


Enable Acceleration in Firefox

Navigate to the top right of your browser, to the three-stripes icon.

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Select Options.
Navigate to the General section.

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And then navigate to Performance.
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Deselect “Use recommended user settings” and ensure that Hardware acceleration is on.

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If it isn’t on, enable it.


Enable Acceleration in Microsoft Edge

Select the three dots in the top right corner, and select "Settings".

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Then select “System”.

Once there, see if Hardware Acceleration is turned on. If it is not, select and enable it.


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For clarity, does “toggle it” mean “set it to Enabled”?

re> Paste chrome://flags/#ignore-gpu-blocklist into your Chrome Browser, and toggle it.

It does indeed ^^
I’ll see if I can edit that for a better understanding.

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