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06-23-2002, 05:51 AM
I have changed my Video Card from 3dfx to Asus GeForce 2. When I try to run config for Neverwinter I get the error "Can't find OpenGL". I've downloaded and run GLsetup but it didn't help. What can I do next? any kind of trouble shooting tool for OpenGL? thanks!

Nothing
06-23-2002, 01:51 PM
Have you deinstalled all the 3fdx crap before you installed the Gf2?

06-23-2002, 04:08 PM
Actually, it was done with other hardware upgrades at the computer shop. They did not do a good job. in fact, I booted up in safe mode and the 3dfx card was still there. I have since removed that entry, and deleted all files that has 3dfx in the name, as well as other suspicious entries in the registry. However, I do notice that I still have one key that I'm afraid to remove: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Class\MEDIA\0004 - it is showing 3dfx. I looked under MEDIA in safemode and this does not appear.

Nothing
06-25-2002, 07:20 AM
Did you removed the Glide DLL's as well?

I am asking that because all Q3 based engines have the bad habit to check for a voodoo based board by searching for those DLL's, if the game finds them it puts itself into a "Voodoo friendly" Mode and tries to load a "special" Voodoo OpenGL library (an MCD).

Well, thats just a brief description....

Anyway, sounds like there is still some old 3dfx stuff blocking the GF2.

pernst
06-27-2002, 05:58 AM
Neverwinter doesn't have the backward compatible features the the Quake engine has. I know you probably have already gotten this song and dance from bioware, but it does actually work. Download the Detonator drivers from www.nvidia.com. (http://www.nvidia.com.) Install the Standard VGA driver, reboot the PC, install the Detonator drivers, and reboot. Hope this helps.

06-27-2002, 05:35 PM
Thanks, I've found the Denator Drivers, but what is "install the standard VGA driver"?
I've seen people post detailed reports from Wolfenstein, so I installed the demo and here are the diags

...detecting CPU, found AMD w/ 3DNow!
Bypassing CD checks
----- Client Initialization -----
Cmd_AddCommand: map_restart already defined
----- Initializing Renderer ----
-------------------------------
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\WIN98\SYSTEM\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
...using desktop display depth 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
...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)
...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 )
...23 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...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
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\WIN98\SYSTEM\3dfxvgl.dll' ): failed
...shutting down QGL
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
-----------------------
GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

06-28-2002, 07:01 PM
hi, im sorry, but can anyone tell me where to download open GL?