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02-08-2003, 02:59 PM
please help, I have the game "Alice" by EA games. I have a dell latitude ls,win.98 and the original vid.card. this is what it says when I try to play it:


American McGee's Alice win-x86 Nov 13 2000
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak4_english.pk3 (44 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak3.pk3 (9 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak2.pk3 (71 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak1_large.pk3 (3368 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak0.pk3 (7723 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice/base

----------------------
Config: config.cfg
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec menu.cfg
couldn't exec config.cfg
couldn't exec localized.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
...detecting CPU, found Intel Pentium III

------- Input Initialization -------
Initializing DirectInput...
Couldn't set DI coop level
Falling back to Win32 mouse support...
Joystick is not active.
------------------------------------
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
...using colorsbits of 16
...calling CDS: ok
...registered window class
...created window@0,0 (640x480)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
...23 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
...WARNING: missing Glide installation, assuming no 3Dfx available
...shutting down QGL
----- CL_Shutdown -----
-----------------------
GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem


What can i do to fix it?

02-15-2003, 11:49 PM
Edit c:\windows\win.ini file.
Look for a line saying ADV=0.
Put that line in comment with a ";".
Retry gamme.

Babar

ccarney
04-20-2003, 03:46 PM
Itís a little hard to say without knowing the exact specs of your notebook, but there are a couple of other possibilities.

1) Incompatible.

First: Most video games that are graphic intensive have a minimum requirement of 16MB video RAM, and in fact just wonít play very well with anything less than 64MB video ram, 256MB system ram, fast drives, something in the neighborhood of a 1GHZ processor and not a lot of background tasks. This is definitely true of Alice.

Either way, most laptops made before the last two years, and even some new ones will
have a very bare bones video card, with very little RAM, they just arenít built for games that use serious 3D. Laptops canít be upgraded to a better video card, as this is built into the motherboard. One possible workaround (only for some laptops) is if you can obtain a docking station that takes full sized PCI cards, you may be able to run a second monitor off of a PCI card that has the specs you need. Iím not aware of any docks that offer AGP, but if one exists, that would maybe do the trick as well. Just make sure if you do this that the new card has the right specs, and that you have all of the other requirements met.

Second: Make sure your card has sufficient OpenGL support, many notebook cards do not.


2) If none of the above are the problem make sure your video drivers are up to date.


Hope this helps


[This message has been edited by ccarney (edited 04-20-2003).]

04-21-2003, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by christina:
please help, I have the game "Alice" by EA games. I have a dell latitude ls,win.98 and the original vid.card. this is what it says when I try to play it:


American McGee's Alice win-x86 Nov 13 2000
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak4_english.pk3 (44 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak3.pk3 (9 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak2.pk3 (71 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak1_large.pk3 (3368 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice\base\pak0.pk3 (7723 files)
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\American McGee's Alice/base

05-08-2003, 02:34 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 4000 with 8mb of video ram and it runs beautifully. ( > 30 fps )