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OpenGL on WindowsXP

By Darkilla ยท 11 replies
Mar 28, 2002
  1. Hey, brand new to the board, but i wanted to see if this would be the spot to find the answer to my question. I installed WindowsXP Professional about 24 hours ago, and i tryied loading up Jediknight2, an openGL game running on the Quake3 engine. Unfortunaly i get a nice little error when it tryied to load up.
    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
    and that's beginning to get on my nerves.
    Is it possible for someone to point me in the right direction by any chance?

    thanks in advance.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    please post your system specs. It is likely that you are using the stock driver for your video card that comes with windows xp, when in fact you will have to download a new driver from the manufacturer's website that supports windows xp.

    if you have an nvidia card try the latest detonator xp drivers.
  3. Darkilla

    Darkilla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wow, i compeltely forgot that
    i'll do my best with system specs...

    AMD Tb 1.2 - 512 Sd Ram - 40GIG Maxtor - WindowsXp - Voodoo3 2000 PCI stock - the rest is mostly just general plug and play stuff.
    being broke doesn't help with state of the art computers....

    as for the driver, 3dfx isn't putting out any more drivers for hte Voodoo3 chipset, so far as i know. there are third party drivers, but A) i don't know how to install them on WindowsXP and b) i don't knwo where to get them
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

  5. montana214

    montana214 TS Rookie


    your said to post my system specs so here they are windows XP, 1296mhz genuineintel pentium VI vid card-nvidia geforce 2 mx/mx 400. direct x 9 plz tell me what driver to download for the open gl thingy. thxs:D
  6. MattG

    MattG TS Rookie Posts: 140

    Please learn how to type correctly for people to understand what you want.

    Luckily, i play Counter Strike with all those 10 year old kids and could understand.

    Go to www.nvidia.com and download the latest Detonator drivers.
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    XP came with nVidia drivers ( ver 12.41 or something ) & for some reason those drivers did not support OpenGL. *cough*Microsoft*cough*

    As Matt said, you just need to install drivers from the nVidia website. Up to versions 2x.xx should really be best for GeForce 2 generations but you can try out the newest Forceware drivers if you wish to use the latest nView innovations & such.
  8. FrostFire

    FrostFire TS Rookie

    yeah, I had the same prob, and I have a G-Force 2MX/200 two!
    You just have to dl Nvidia Nview, than it should work.
  9. Unhittable

    Unhittable TS Rookie

    Open Gl error!!

    I tried to get Medal of Honor to work on my comp, but I cant figure it out... I have a G Force 4 ti 4600 vid card, XP and any help would be great
  10. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 66

    wow , you still rock the 3dfx cards .. I love those !

    I had a Voodoo3 3500TV..
  11. akrepi

    akrepi TS Rookie

    anybody can tell me how to find out what kind of video card i have installed .. sorry noob question ..but can;t figure that out!

    i have downloaded a OpenGl extenstion Viewers but still don't know which one it is? pls help .. i have the same problem with this OpenGl thing
  12. DarthCUD

    DarthCUD TS Rookie

    I had this problem but now its fixed, heres what you do:
    Delete all the opengl .dll files in the gamedata folder except for 'OpenAL32.dll'.
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