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Slayers
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

Ok so today I formatted and installed Windows 7 and its by far the best windows yet if I do say so myself. So I dled ET and installed it successfully but when I run it I get the following error:

GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

I have downloaded all the necessary drivers and Directx but it still won't let me boot up ET.

The message I get is the following:


ET 2.60b win-x86 May 8 2006
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\pak0.pk3 (3725 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\mp_bin.pk3 (4 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1/etmain

----------------------
3729 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec language.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
...detecting CPU, found Intel Pentium III
Bypassing CD checks
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
-------------------------------
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\Windows\system32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
...using desktop display depth of 32
...calling CDS: ok
...registered window class
...created window@0,0 (800x600)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
...restoring display settings
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (4)
...setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
...using colorsbits of 16
...calling CDS: ok
...created window@0,0 (800x600)
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
...assuming '3dfxvgl' is a standalone driver
...initializing QGL
...WARNING: missing Glide installation, assuming no 3Dfx available
...shutting down QGL
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
-----------------------
GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem


Any help?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Their going to say to update your drivers like they do to everyone else but thank you for that. Lets see what they say.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hate to resurrect an old thread, but did ET work ever on this PC? If so, did you change your graphics card? I actually had this issue on an older PC which did not have sufficient OpenGL drivers (I think it was an Intel mobile chipset or something. Wouldn't recommend it). But if this is the case, you may need to update your GFX card if updating drivers doesn't work.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

RageD is likely correct. Start at r-mode 7 and work down until it works. Most likely your card can't handle the resolution you're logging into the game at.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

Slayers wrote:
Ok so today I formatted and installed Windows 7 and its by far the best windows yet if I do say so myself. So I dled ET and installed it successfully but when I run it I get the following error:

GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

I have downloaded all the necessary drivers and Directx but it still won't let me boot up ET.

The message I get is the following:


ET 2.60b win-x86 May 8 2006
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\pak0.pk3 (3725 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\mp_bin.pk3 (4 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1/etmain

----------------------
3729 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec language.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
...detecting CPU, found Intel Pentium III
Bypassing CD checks
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
-------------------------------
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\Windows\system32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
...using desktop display depth of 32
...calling CDS: ok
...registered window class
...created window@0,0 (800x600)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
...restoring display settings
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (4)
...setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
...using colorsbits of 16
...calling CDS: ok
...created window@0,0 (800x600)
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
...assuming '3dfxvgl' is a standalone driver
...initializing QGL
...WARNING: missing Glide installation, assuming no 3Dfx available
...shutting down QGL
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
-----------------------
GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem


Any help?



Well... In this section here:

...setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
...using desktop display depth of 32
...calling CDS: ok
...registered window class
...created window@0,0 (800x600)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT

We can see that it's trying to load an 800x600 resolution in 32-bit color, and failing.

Then, it does this:

...restoring display settings
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (4)
...setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
...using colorsbits of 16
...calling CDS: ok
...created window@0,0 (800x600)
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)

It switched to 16-bit color and tried 800x600 again, and still failed. This happened to me a while back, and to fix it I had to change a setting in nVidia's display manager... Off the top of my head, though, I don't recall exactly what it was. I'm sure a simple Google search for "warning missing GLIDE installation openGL" would probably get you pretty close. Of course, it all depends on the installed hardware, too. If it's an ATI card, or god forbid an old Voodoo, the cure for this issue might change. My OpenGL problem's cure was directly related to a video chipset setting. It was a matter of either checking or unchecking a single option, too, in the OpenGL subsystem settings, I think. Might have been disabling desktop overlay support or something... But don't quote me on that. It's been a while, and I smoke too much pot. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

By the way, I saw this was installed on a PentiumIII system... Would ya mind throwing up the rest of the system specs? Processor speed, how much ram, what video card, etc... I'm curious, because I wonder how well Windows 7 has worked out on an old P3. Reason is, my laptop is a P3 and it struggled to run XP Pro with any kind of speed. "Sluggish" is the best word I can come up with to describe it. But, in it's defense, it's a PentiumIII/900MHz with 512mB of RAM (maximum system capacity) and onboard Intel 82815 video chipset (my old Voodoo 3 back in the day used to run circles around my laptop's graphics response). Anyway, just curious... Laughing

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