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Author Topic:   critical failure
harmless
Member
posted February 16, 2002 11:58 PM            
hello,

i'm wondering if any of you have seen this
error message before:

critical failure
could not initialize acceptable
open GL rendering context

win98se, ATI Radeon 7000, 256MB, P2 450
this is my brother's computer and getting
him a new video card is not an option.
TM was working just fine for several months
and then i get this distress call.
everything else works fine, just TM stopped
working. i'm going to send him over so
that he can try the opengl.org drivers.

i'm just curious if anyone else had this
error and how it got resolved.

thanks
mikey

and yes, he has uninstalled and re-installed
drivers and anything else that is video
card related.
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Karldar
Member
posted February 17, 2002 12:08 AM            
Welcome to the board .

Hmm, never had any dealings with an ATI Radeon, but I HAVE had that particular error before(haven't we all? ). The fix that always works for me is dl'ing the manufacturer's drivers from their site. I'm an Nvidia man myself and their drivers always work for me(takes a few tries sometimes, tho). HTH.

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Irascible
Member
posted February 17, 2002 01:25 AM            
Same here, I got that message when I had the wrong driver.

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BamZipPow
Member
posted February 17, 2002 01:48 AM            
I run both the Radeon 7200 and Nvidia GeForce 2 MX video cards in separate machines. You didn't mention which drivers you have loaded.

I've got the ATI 4.13.7189 drivers loaded and TM seems to run just fine. Is anything else buggy with your system?

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=DNX= Matrix
Member
posted February 17, 2002 05:56 AM            
use "wickedgl" ... tho you shouldnt have to unless your vid drivers are a bit unstable. Failing that try uninstalling and reinstalling the game.

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Sage
Member
posted February 17, 2002 10:01 AM            
just try downloading Glsetup here: www.glsetup.com

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SuperUnknown
Administrator
posted February 17, 2002 03:59 PM            
I agree with Matrix.I remember getting that error before with my old Vooodoo3.Actually I was getting more errors than that.If I remember correctly WickedGL solved the problems or at least covered it up.It wouldn't hurt to tun GLSetup like Sage said either

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harmless
Member
posted February 18, 2002 01:06 AM            
hello,

thanks for all of the suggestions, and
i'll tell my brother about them.

the computer with this problem is actually
his 8 year old son's computer and is a 2 hour
drive from where i live. i put the computer
together for him, installed everything and
TM ran rather well. i then drove it down
to him, made sure everything was still
working, including TM, and said good luck.
but after many different installations
of lego racers and spy fox and freddie fish,
something probably got hosed up.

what my brother will probably end up doing
(if the glsetup drivers do not work), is
dropping back to a windows standard grahics
adapter, uninstalling all traces of the ATI
driver, and then going through a new install
of the ATI drivers from their site.

at least that's what i'll tell him anyway.

thanks again,
mikey

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peeeto
Member
posted February 19, 2002 07:54 PM         
harmless - i would suggest that strategy (complete uninstall, then install manuf's drivers).

TM (and all opengl applications AFAIK) are very picky about drivers. any time i've had a problem with TM, a complete uninstall like you described did the trick.

good luck!

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Zulu One
New Member
posted February 20, 2002 03:01 PM         
Same problem here, only this time on my IBM Thinkpad 600 laptop. Unfortunately, the drivers (for its NeoMagic MagiGraph) are up to date already. I might try this glsetup biz, but I wouldn't expect the thing to run too fast anyway so I might leave it to playing on my desktop.

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mELON cRACKER
Member
posted February 21, 2002 06:48 PM            
Zulu,
I don't know if the NeoMagic chip has hardware 3d support, or more importantly OpenGL support. I think it doesn't. I work on a Thinkpad occasionally with that same chip.
If not you won't be able to play any TM except the 1.01 demo in Software Rendering mode (not very pretty).
mELONcRACKER [LWA]

[This message has been edited by mELON cRACKER (edited February 21, 2002).]

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