Why can't I play Jedi Knight II?

By Jarkai
Aug 6, 2009
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  1. I recently bought Star Wars: Best of PC, and I installed Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. I tried to play and couldn't, although when I clicked on Analyze Your Computer, it said my PC was qualified to play the game. When the game fails, it says:
    JK2: v1.03 win-x86 May 3 2002
    Initialising zone memory .....
    ----- FS_Startup -----
    Current search path:
    C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\base\assets5.pk3 (4 files)
    C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\GameData\base\assets2.pk3 (289 files)
    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

    ----------------------
    14978 files in pk3 files
    execing default.cfg
    couldn't exec jk2config.cfg
    couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
    ...detecting CPU, found Intel Pentium IV

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

    What does this mean, and how do I fix it? Thank you.
  2. Jarkai

    Jarkai Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Never mind! I downloaded a new driver after reading cases similar to this one. I got one that supported OpenGL up to 2.0. It worked and was free!
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +64

    I know! cuz you only have open GL 1.5! :haha:, glad ya got it :)
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