Gaters, if you have a CPU with integrated graphics, make sure you force SE to use your Radeon graphics card, or disable integrated graphics in the BIOS. SE should do this automatically, but it's worth checking. Also, it would be helpful if you would upload your log file as described in the opening post.
Thank you for your reply. I have checked and SE is set to use the Radeon graphics card, but I still get the critical error.
Please see the attached log file.
Any advice gratefully received.
SpaceEngine Version 0.9.8.0 beta
[MT] Scanning data directories
[MT] Data directory "data"
[MT] Data directory "addons"
[MT] Loading script "config/main-def.cfg"
[MT] Loading script "config/main-user.cfg"
[MT] Loading image "data/textures/common/splash03.jpg"
[MT] 20 localizations found
[MT] Vendor: Microsoft Corporation
[MT] Renderer: GDI Generic
[MT] Driver version: 1.1.0
[MT] OpenGL version: 1.1.0
[MT] GLSL version: 0.0
[MT] Extensions: NONE
[MT] CRITICAL ERROR: Old OpenGL version (1.1.0). Aborting startup.
[MT] Destroying planets
[MT] Destroying stars
[MT] Destroying nebulae
[MT] Destroying clusters
[MT] Destroying galaxies