If you play a lot of computer games, you would have definitely heard of Vulkan Run Time Libraries. Let us see what exactly are Vulkan Runtime Libraries:
- They are a set of APIs.
- They are OpenGL- Open Graphics Library.
If all this seems Greek to you – basically these are a set of instructions on which a graphics card runs. What’s more, these instructions are installed on your computer/laptop when you install your graphics card drivers.
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Games Supported By VulkanRT
The following games support Vulkan:
- Dota 2
- The latest Doom game
- Star Citizen
- The Talos Principle
- Vulkan is also supported by game emulators such as the Dolphin Emulator
- By game engines such as
- Valve Corporation’s Source 2 engine
- Unreal Engine
- ID Tech
Where To Look For Vulkan Runtime Libraries?
Follow these steps:
- Go to Control Panel
- Select “uninstall a program”.
- You will be presented with a list of applications installed on your computer in alphabetical order.
- Look for “Vulkan Run time Libraries”.
Should you remove Vulkan Run Time Libraries?
Since you have not seen Vulkan Run Time Libraries before, you must be thinking that it could be something malicious and may harm your computer in some way or the other. But that is far from the truth. This is a very useful API and many games use it. Hence removing it will make a lot of games dysfunctional.
What if I already uninstalled VulkanRT?
If you can’t find VulkanRT on your computer, chances are that you have got rid of it.
Since these OpenGLs do not come in a .exe file format, you need to follow the sequence:
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So, the only way to get these OpenGLs is through your graphic card.
What are Vulkan Runtime Libraries features?
Some of the main features are:
- Cross-platform availability: It is available for all platforms
- Better multi-core support compared to Direct3D or OpenGL
- Reduced load on the processor
- Better control over the graphics processing unit