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HALO WON'T RUN

Discussion in 'Windows - Games' started by tripplite, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. tripplite

    tripplite Guest

    i got this message after i installed it, and restarted

    --Message Start--
    Halo-Fatal Error

    A problem occured initializing Direct3D. Hardware acceleration may be disabled, please run DXDIAG.

    end


    hardware acceleration
    is running, i ran the DXDIAG and it showed that there were no errors
    i've updated drivers

    INTEL PENT 4
    RAM" 1GIG
    OS: SP2XP
    GRAPHICS CARD: RADDEON 9550
     
  2. tuxbox

    tuxbox Regular member

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    did u update ur video drivers or direct x?? if u didnt try downloading directx 9.0c
     
  3. tripplite

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    "did u update ur video drivers or direct x?? if u didn't try downloading direct x 9.0c"- of course, it seems the game doesn't realize i have full hardware acceleration on is there any way i can refresh, make it realize i have it on
    thanxs for feedback
     
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    this might sound like a dumb question but does ur pc meet the minimum requirements?? do u have a good video card??
     
  5. tripplite

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    yes
    they wanted a 733mhz processor- i gave it a 2.4ghz
    they wanted a 128mb of ram- i gave it 1gig DDRM2
    mY graphics chip is a raedon 9550 (not top of class but good)

    video card.... hmm legacy video capture devices, but bottom line yup, all the requirements
     
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    hmmmm weird. u have a good system but ur video card is old.... still good but old. only thing i can say is try installing dx9.0c again or u can try omega drivers instead of ati's drivers
     
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    according to microsoft and if you want to cross reference this you can. but that they say "use Windows Vista". That will fix everything.
     
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    tripplite r u trying to run halo or halo 2??? if ur trying to run halo2 ur sol from wat i know.
     
  9. tripplite

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    HALO 1, sorry for confusion

    tuxbox- thanxs lessoned learned, update both windows and amd driver

    halo, i fixed the problem i just need to install new drives from AMD, windows drivers were fine,

    BUT .....I HAVE A NEW PROBLEM
    ya so i played the game for an hour, quit, tuned of my computer, turned it back on and now when i try to load the game it minimizes it self, i try to restore it and come up, and goes down again...

    Ive reinstalled and before (when i could play the game) and was running on the update and i still am.


    (i think theres a forum on afterdawn about this issue....
     
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    you can try a trick that i do when this happens. as soon as you launch the game and the second the window opens for halo, start and keep clicking and it should fix it. lol it works for me :D if not then there should be some command for the shortcut that u can type in so the game would run in window mode
     
  11. tripplite

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    sorry for never getting back to you tuxbox but yes it worked, I cant believe it, after all my days as a tech i've never had a solution so simple,
    thanks tuxbox
     
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    im glad that i help
     

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