Failed to create Direct3D device

By Jeera97
Dec 27, 2010
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  1. When i try to open this program called Novelty it says "Failed to create Direct3D device"
    and "No image handler for type 17 defined".
    And then it opens a note and the one written says:
    Novelty version: 0.8.9
    Starting Scalari graphics engine
    Fullscreen: No
    Loading Direct3D
    Detecting DirectX capabilities
    Graphic adapter: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
    Driver: ialmrnt5.dll (
    Display: 1280x800 [FMT=0x000017]
    Hardware acceleration test [ADPFMT=0x000017, BBFMT=0x000017]: Success!
    Depth stencil format: 0x00004B
    Hardware vertex processing: No
    Pure device: No
    Presentation interval: 0x000001
    Pow2 restriction: Yes
    Backbuffer size: 2048x1024
    Maximum backbuffer size: 2048x2048
    Supports dynamic textures: No
    Supports masks: Yes
    [Error] Critical features not supported by the hardware
    [Error] Failed to create Direct3D device

    What should i do? Please Help.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    It sounds like the onboard graphics is insufficient to run the application. You could try installing the latest graphics driver available but it might not help.

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