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error unable to initialize the renderer to a valid video mode

Discussion in 'Windows - Games' started by kaledrr, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. kaledrr

    kaledrr Member

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    i tried to play some pc games like
    F.E.A.R
    Lord of the Ring Battle for middle earth 2

    installed the game to pc and mount it using deamon tools, Alchole 120%
    but when i tried to start the game a error accured it is

    "unable to initialize the renderer to a valid video mode"

    my system is
    operating system :winxp pro sp2
    motherbord: Asus PGDL2 delucx
    processer : P4 3.0 GHZ LG775 with 800mhz
    ram : corsair 1gb (512*2) pc6400 or known 800mhz


    any one help
     
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    The most important spec we need is the gfx card spec.

    This is a gfx card problem plain and simple.
     
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    Yes you definitely have the gfx card requirements that's for sure.Hey you have the exact brand and model gfx card I have :)

    Well the reason I said that is I've seen this problem with fear before.Most attribute it to the gfx card(it's drivers or compatibility).I have fear and it runs fine.It could be the drivers but I'm sure you have the latest ones.

    Here's the links about it.
    http://www.mgforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43319
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-44610-I-cant-get-fear-to-load-up-on-my-pc.html
    http://www.computing.net/gaming/wwwboard/forum/5742.html
    http://www.gametalk.com/talk/pc/f_e_a_r/78360226.htm
    http://forums.3dgamers.com/showthread.php?t=8308

    etc etc. Also If you have a crack installed make sure it's the correct version.
     
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    i update my motherbord and the video card with latest driver from powrcolor.com

    still the problem is same. i will try to insatll the xp again and see what happen
     
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    I have the same problem .... to me I think its to do with graphics card compatibility...as I'm using a top of the range dell xps m1710 laptop with 2.33 Centrino Duo2 , 2gb ram and 512mb geforce go 7900 gtx. So it can certainly run it without breaking sweat. I'm gonna download drivers direct from nvidia as I have dells latest offering so we'll see how it goes.

    If I go in to the fear configurator then it shows no video modes but I remember on my old pc's 7800gt that there were 4 or so choices so maybe the card isn't directly supported might try get the latest patch and see how we get on.......
     
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    well good news seemed to be the dell drivers.....the most up to date nvidia ones direct from their site are older than dell ones supposedly but FEAR runs like a charm ...hope this helps.
     
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    first it was the windows xp was correpted, got replacement to it.
    Then the main harddrive had bad sector, keep loosing some file and will not start.

    got replacment for winxp and harddrive and it working fine.

    thanks for everyones help
     

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