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Level 13 Human gamer
Alignment: Lawful good
Location: T3h M00nz
Posted on May 12, 2006 at 4:19 pm

Tread Marks won't start, and I get the following message. Could not initialize acceptable openGl rendering context.

I've had this problem before and my mom fixed it she doesn't remember how but until i reinstalled my video driver everything worked. Help, and please put it in easy to understand terms as I am not a computer expert by any stretch of the word.

Thx in advance.

Level 14 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on May 12, 2006 at 5:04 pm

Typically this happens when somebody hasn't installed a video driver.

What sort of video card do you have, and where did you get the new driver from?

Level 13 Human Unaffiliated Game Maker
Alignment: Chaotic
Location: England
Posted on May 13, 2006 at 11:27 am

Yeah, I had this problem when I upgraded to windows XP, the computer lost open GL and I had to install my graphics card drivers.

Level 13 Human gamer
Alignment: Lawful good
Location: T3h M00nz
Posted on May 24, 2006 at 8:13 pm

Tried that 2ndself, and Rick I have an sis card.

Level 14 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on May 25, 2006 at 7:30 pm

Okay, a few questions to help me diagnose the problem:
* Which model is your card?
* Which version of Windows do you use?
* Just to confirm, you did have Tread Marks running on this card before?

Level 13 Human gamer
Alignment: Lawful good
Location: T3h M00nz
Posted on May 25, 2006 at 8:04 pm

sis630_730 v.09

Windows XP

And yes it has worked since I got Tm in 04.

Level 14 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on May 25, 2006 at 10:42 pm

Version .09 is certainly a bit old. Try updating your drivers. You should be able to go to their driver download page here, then select Windows XP->IGP Graphics Drivers->SiS 630 & SiS 730 series, then hit Go. From here, download version 2.09 and install that.

Level 13 Human gamer
Alignment: Lawful good
Location: T3h M00nz
Posted on May 26, 2006 at 9:42 am

Thanks Rick, everything's working now.

Level 13 Human Unaffiliated Game Maker
Alignment: Chaotic
Location: England
Posted on May 26, 2006 at 10:28 am

yey.

Level 14 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on November 26, 2007 at 4:59 pm

For posterity, I've added a full answer to this most frequently asked FAQ on the Tread Marks support page.