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Game wont start with Vista
« on: April 12, 2009, 09:22:43 am »
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------- video initialization -------
SDL version: 1.2.12
I: desktop depth: 32bpp
I: setting mode 6: 1024x768 (fullscreen: no)
I: got 8 bits of stencil
I: got 32 bits of depth buffer
I: got double buffer
I: got 8 bits for red
I: got 8 bits for green
I: got 8 bits for blue
GL_VENDOR: Microsoft Corporation
GL_RENDERER: GDI Generic
GL_VERSION: 1.1.0
GL_EXTENSIONS: GL_WIN_swap_hint GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_paletted_texture
No hardware acceleration detected

Shutdown

This is what I get when I try to start the game. I've tried running it as an admin. but it still doesn't work. I've also tried to run it as Windows XP SP 2, but to no avail.

Any help?

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200m series, with upto date drivers.

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 09:55:51 am »
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GL_VENDOR: Microsoft Corporation
GL_RENDERER: GDI Generic

It didn't find your Radeon... Is OpenGL enabled on it? (I don't know if it can be disabled in radeon driver)

-geever

jdidds

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 01:28:26 pm »
It's a built in graphics card, I think. Running on a laptop.

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 01:32:58 pm »
Hmm...Opening my graphics card control center, it says this

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OpenGL Version   Not Available

Is it possible to remedy this?


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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 08:01:04 pm »
I read that you have up-to-date drivers, but are they from Microsoft (Windows Update), or direct from the manufacturer's website?

Sometimes that makes a difference.  I don't know much about that particular video card type or ATI, but I know that with some NVIDIA cards there are substantial changes (as well as performance differences) with some video cards depending on where you get the drivers from.  With ATI I don't know.

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 05:41:53 am »
It's a built in graphics card, I think. Running on a laptop.

Hi jdidds,

I am not sure what is the model of ur lappy.
Only thing i know is its a lappy.

Okie, check this page out:
AMD Drivers and Support Page

And try to download the original drivers, according to your OS version, and chipset.

One more thing, i have noticed that you mentioned you are running WinXP SP2.
I HIGHLY recommend you update to SP3, if urs is not original or for some reason unable to do windows update properly, download this SP manually:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

But if u are able to do windows update, do that instead. Its only ~60MB via windows update whilst this download is more for system admins like myself where i have to deploy to some 40 50 computers at least and do not wish to clog up bandwidth.

After downloading that, installing that, u will need to do one more full windows update to well.... update ALL the patches available since that patch..... Ok?

Alongside, you might want to well..... do all these, AND update your Raedon drivers.

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 05:43:12 am »
If you check with Microsoft's Software Compatibility web page, you'll find that BTS is indeed certified to work with Vista 64 bit. Both BTS and Vanilla work flawlessly on my machine.

You have to run the game in Admin mode, and you need SP1 and current drivers for your hardware. You also need to remember that Vista installs the game in a different place than XP. If a mod has an installer that doesn't check the registry for the install location, it won't go in properly (My only complaint.) Other than that, it runs exactly like XP, but much faster.

There are a couple of mods that make it act up though.

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 06:51:41 am »
I had the same problem jdidds had, with the drivers actualization i stopped having the same screen he had but now i have a different one, anyone knows haw to solve this?


i installed the game and used tortoisesvn to actualize

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 08:23:23 am »
you are using an old binary with new data files - you should a) compile the binary or b) use one of the available unofficial installers

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2009, 12:56:54 am »
mmmm thanks for the answer mattn but... do you think you could tell me where can i find how to compile binaries or download unoficial installers?

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Re: Game wont start with Vista
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 05:41:46 am »
If you already have it from SVN you are most of the way there, follow the wiki instructions to get code builder, set that up, and the compile it.

http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/Compile_for_Windows

The download links for the pre built binaries/installer stuff are in the stickies at the top of this forum section, but I have never used them.