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Please help!- Could not load OpenGL subsystem

By Dinky
Jan 5, 2005
  1. Hi Folks,

    Just wondering if someone can provide some insight into this particular problem. I'm trying to run 2 different games on my Win XP Pro System (Wolfenstein & Unreal Tournament), but keep getting the message below. Before I decided to consult with the discussion forums, I tried a few things like, installing the most recent manufacturers drivers for my Voodoo card. I installed Direct X 9.0, and even tried installing Glide, but no dice. I did have this working before but for the life of me don't recall what was required. if anyone can provide any feedback into this it would be greatly appreciated.

    ET 2.55 win-x86 May 27 2003
    ----- FS_Startup -----
    Current search path:
    C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\pak0.pk3 (3725 files)
    C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\mp_bin.pk3 (4 files)
    C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1/etmain

    ----------------------
    3729 files in pk3 files
    execing default.cfg
    couldn't exec language.cfg
    couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
    Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
    ...detecting CPU, found AMD w/ 3DNow!
    Bypassing CD checks
    ----- Client Initialization -----
    ----- Initializing Renderer ----
    -------------------------------
    ----- Client Initialization Complete -----
    ----- R_Init -----
    Initializing OpenGL subsystem
    ...initializing QGL
    ...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
    ...setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
    ...using desktop display depth of 32
    ...calling CDS: ok
    ...registered window class
    ...created window@0,0 (800x600)
    Initializing OpenGL driver
    ...getting DC: succeeded
    ...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
    ...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 (4)
    ...setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
    ...using colorsbits of 16
    ...calling CDS: ok
    ...created window@0,0 (800x600)
    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
    ...assuming '3dfxvgl' is a standalone driver
    ...initializing QGL
    ...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\3dfxvgl.dll' ): failed
    ...shutting down QGL
    ----- CL_Shutdown -----
    RE_Shutdown( 1 )
    -----------------------
    GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem
     
  2. Ea$Y

    Ea$Y TS Rookie Posts: 73

    I think the voodoo cards are a lil older?
    Is it possible that the card cannot render the game - some games need a mininum of 4 pipes to run newer games. The older voodoo cards may not be D.x 9 compatible as well.

    Sorry i couldnt be of more help.

    Cheers
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,341   +280

    I'm not sure but didn't Voodoo cards need some sort of miniGL wrapper to properly run OpenGL games? I don't remember clearly as I used a TNT for OpenGL/D3D and a Voodoo II for Glide back in those days.
     
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