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Offline jedimasterseth

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Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
Hi there guys,

I've recently got a new pc with windows vista on it. When I try to run any build of 3.6.10 I get the error:

Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!

Please help!! 3.6.9 works with the Direct3D8 option in the launcher, but not with OpenGL. 3.6.10 works with neither!!

I want to play Freespace tonight please help me!!

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Re: Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,56279.msg1180356.html#msg1180356

3.6.9 works with the Direct3D8 option in the launcher, but not with OpenGL. 3.6.10 works with neither!!
3.6.10 builds use OpenGL regardless of what you've selected from the Launcher.
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Offline jedimasterseth

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Re: Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
Thanks Lobo,

I have a Nvidia geForce 2 MX-400 graphics card. I've been to Nvidia's website and it says that I have the latest drivers. Still getting the error! Any further help? I know that there are some issues with Vista v OpenGL...
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
Did you also make sure the chipset drivers are up to date? If they are, I assume this has something to do with the fact that GeForce 2 MX-400 was a good card in... 2001 or the likes. Because there are many people with up-to-date hardware and Vista, who can play FSO without (much) hassle.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Re: Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
I'm sorry but any MX series of cards are naff....for the lack of a better word while trying to be polite. They were meant to be low level cards and lack many features of other cards, I had a 64mb version of the same card and didn't have SM 2.0, maybe even SM 1.2. Plus, it's an old card! AGP I suspect also!
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Re: Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
Lol u dont have to rub it in ... I KNOW ITS OLD AND USELESS... lol :-D

Still wanna make it work...
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Re: Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
Lol u dont have to rub it in ... I KNOW ITS OLD AND USELESS... lol :-D

Still wanna make it work...
You'd be better off scouring car-boot sales or computer fairs for a better card. I picked up an FX 5200 128mb AGP card for £20. Not that much for a major improvement.
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Offline jedimasterseth

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Re: Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
Oh well. Guess i'll have to quit from playing fs2 for a while then and save up. Just cant get 3.6.10 to work and noone seems interested in 3.6.9!

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Re: Help: 'Unable to get proper pixel format for OpenGL W32!'
That is because what used to be 3.6.9 is now the 3.6.10.

Aside from the graphics card, I don't see any other specs. I also don't see if the latest nightly build was used.

I used to have this problem in XP by having too many transparent or semi-transparent windows open.
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