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Could not load Open GL subsytem

By twinEvil
Apr 18, 2002
  1. Well after reading hundreds of posts and FAQ's around then net on how to fix this poroblem, I almost gave up. What I have discovered is that there sems to be about 4 or 5 general solutions which actually work for people. None however have worked for me. Then I came across this post today after venturing to the 6th page of results from a google search. What I read interested me. Someone mentioned that MS NetMeeting installs a messed vga driver when 'remote desktop' is running. Well I dont run remote dsktop but I do run netmeeting in the background. Imagine my suprise when I shut down netmeeting and the games ran successfully (namel Jedi Kinght 2, Quake 3, Return to Wolfenstein etc). I have formatted my drive and reinstalled windows many times, I have reinstalled drivers, vid card, games, direct x, and anything that could possibly have anything to do with the game video. I cannot believe it was netmeeting. Anyways Im going to go smoke a spliff and try and spread my soultion arounda few more boards in the hopes that I can save someone else from going through what I have gone through.
    Peace.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Thanks for bringing your solution to the forums.:)

    I'm gonna direct a few threads on the subject to this one.
     
  3. zaly

    zaly TS Rookie

    open gl subsystem

    i have a mac and im trying to play enemy territory on virtual pc and it says open gl subsytem and i have the highest video driver or watever and i dont have remote desktop or netmeeting or whatever he said. please help .
     
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    :wave: Hello and Welcom to TechSpot :wave:

    Nice to see you've used the search function, as we've got plenty of old helpful threads here :)

    It's not too many mac users here, but we might just be able to help you anway.
    But to do that we're going to need more information about your computer.

    What are the specs of your mac (graphics card, what OS are you using), and what drivers do you use (which version and are they original or made by an enthusiast)?

    Armed with this info we'll do our best to find a solution to your problem.
     
  5. zaly

    zaly TS Rookie

    mac

    im trying to do this on virtual pc but im using a g4 mac os x video driver s3 trio:grinthumb.
     
  6. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    I'm afraid that we've found the problem...

    The S3 trio graphics card is very old, and doesn't really have enough power to run any of todays games...

    Add to that that some of them didn't even support OpenGL in the hardware, chances are you can try to load the OpenGL subsystem until your face turn blue without any luck...

    But all is not lost... You could be able to upgrade that g4 mac of your with a new videocard, which should allow you to play ET and many other newer games...

    Check with a mac store to find out if it is possible to upgrade your graphics card, and ask them what they recommend...
    But if they advice you to buy the latest and greatest graphics card, I'd decline, since it's much more than you need, and costs x times more than a nice vid.card from around 2000-2001...


    Hope this helps :)
     
  7. tikiboy

    tikiboy TS Rookie

    jedi open gl could not be OPENED!

    ok ive been searching for days and days and days to find a solution to my open gl ''poop'' this is what came up on the console

    JK2: v1.02a win-x86 Mar 4 2002
    Initialising zone memory .....
    ----- FS_Startup -----
    Current search path:
    C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\base\assets1.pk3 (8011 files)
    C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\base\assets0.pk3 (6674 files)
    C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData/base

    ----------------------
    14685 files in pk3 files
    execing default.cfg
    couldn't exec jk2config.cfg
    couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
    ...detecting CPU, found AMD w/ 3DNow!

    ------- Input Initialization -------
    Skipping check for DirectInput
    Joystick is not active.
    ------------------------------------

    ------- Force Feedback Initialization -------
    ...inhibited, not initializing

    ----- Client Initialization -----
    ----- Initializing Renderer ----
    -------------------------------
    ----- Client Initialization Complete -----
    --- Common Initialization Complete ---
    Working directory: C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData
    ----- R_Init -----
    Initializing OpenGL subsystem
    ...initializing QGL
    ...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
    ...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
    ...using desktop display depth of 32
    ...calling CDS: ok
    ...registered window class
    ...created window@0,0 (640x480)
    Initializing OpenGL driver
    ...getting DC: succeeded
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 8 )
    ...23 PFDs found
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
    ...23 PFDs found
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
    ...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
    ...restoring display settings
    ...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
    ...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
    ...using colorsbits of 16
    ...calling CDS: ok
    ...created window@0,0 (640x480)
    Initializing OpenGL driver
    ...getting DC: succeeded
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
    ...23 PFDs found
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
    ...23 PFDs found
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
    ...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
    ...restoring display settings
    ...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
    ...shutting down QGL
    ...unloading OpenGL DLL
    ----- CL_Shutdown -----
    RE_Shutdown( 1 )
    -----------------------
    GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem


    dont have a clue what that means and ive installed the latest drivers for my nvidia ti440 and nothings getting better!
     
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,371   +289

    Absolutely not going to happen! You will not get that to run in Virtual PC. Your best bet is to run the mac version of whatever Quake 3 based game you want. Most of them have been ported over.
     
  9. DJ Mimic

    DJ Mimic TS Rookie

    JK2: v1.02a win-x86 Mar 4 2002
    Initialising zone memory .....
    ----- FS_Startup -----
    Current search path:
    F:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\base\assets1.pk3 (8011 files)
    F:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\base\assets0.pk3 (6674 files)
    F:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData/base

    ----------------------
    14685 files in pk3 files
    execing default.cfg
    couldn't exec jk2config.cfg
    couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
    ...detecting CPU, found AMD w/ 3DNow!

    ------- Input Initialization -------
    Skipping check for DirectInput
    Joystick is not active.
    ------------------------------------

    ------- Force Feedback Initialization -------
    ...inhibited, not initializing

    ----- Client Initialization -----
    ----- Initializing Renderer ----
    -------------------------------
    ----- Client Initialization Complete -----
    --- Common Initialization Complete ---
    Working directory: F:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData
    ----- R_Init -----
    Initializing OpenGL subsystem
    ...initializing QGL
    ...calling LoadLibrary( 'F:\WINDOWS\system32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
    ...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
    ...using desktop display depth of 32
    ...calling CDS: ok
    ...registered window class
    ...created window@0,0 (640x480)
    Initializing OpenGL driver
    ...getting DC: succeeded
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 8 )
    ...35 PFDs found
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
    ...35 PFDs found
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
    ...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
    ...restoring display settings
    ...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
    ...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
    ...using colorsbits of 16
    ...calling CDS: ok
    ...created window@0,0 (640x480)
    Initializing OpenGL driver
    ...getting DC: succeeded
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
    ...35 PFDs found
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
    ...35 PFDs found
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
    ...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
    ...restoring display settings
    ...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
    ...shutting down QGL
    ...unloading OpenGL DLL
    ----- CL_Shutdown -----
    RE_Shutdown( 1 )
    -----------------------
    GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

    can sumone help me open this thing ?? it cant find GL. how else can i make it work ??
     
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