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Video card not there....sort of

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Deathwing, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. Deathwing

    Deathwing Raucous Rodentia

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    I uninstalled GLSetup (the program that automatically downloads and installs video drivers for you) without realizing that I was obviously uninstalling something to do with my video card, cause it went screwy. I reinstalled GLSetup and let it do it's thing, installed the video drivers from the disk, updated ones for the Asus website (my card is an Asus 7100 series GF2 MX), and the detonator drivers. None of them made a difference. I tried booting 4 different games to see if they would work. Carmageddon 2 only sees my 2D software drivers, Unreal Tournament will only work in a window (if I try and maximize the screen just flashes and there's still just a window), and Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Medal of Honor gave me "cannot load OpenGL subsystem" errors.

    What happened and what can I do about it?
     
  2. NeoNite

    NeoNite Eternal sunshine

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    about the "cannot load opengl subsystem" :hmm:
    I remember getting this error two years ago, when I had trouble running q3...
    Thing is, I had to uninstall my vc (voodoo banshee) etc...
    Then I reinstalled the vc, drivers everything.. updated the drivers and well the problem was solved :-I
    And yes I also had to use glsetup :)
    I don't remember using if for Ut though. Ut detected my vc and suggested running the game in glide.
     
  3. Blorgg

    Blorgg New Member

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    If you have a video card with an Nvidia chip on it(TNT1,2,GF1,2,3,4) you shouldn't f00l around with OpenGL setup but just go to the drivers section of the Nvidia website and download the latest official drivers there. They are still at 23.11 now, I'm using 27.42 for W2K/XP
    http://www.pcextreme.de/downloads/detonator/27.42_WinXP.exe
    Win9x/ME here:
    http://www.pcextreme.de/downloads/detonator/27.42_Win9x.exe


    Without any problems. But these drivers are not supported by Nvidia. So if you want to be on the save side download drivers from the Nvidia site :)
     
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  4. Law

    Law I see...

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    How much of a performance increase have you had with the 27.42 drivers? I've been considering installing them, but I haven't been having any problems with the 23.11 drivers.
     
  5. Deathwing

    Deathwing Raucous Rodentia

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    I installed both the 23.11 drivers and the 27.42. Neither of them fixed the problem. And like I said above, I also installed the ones from the cd and the newer ones from the Asus web site. Nothing is working.

    I noticed that in the Medal of Honor auto-configure window, it says I have 16mb of video ram, but my card is 32mb. I don't know if it was like this when it was working though. Could this have something to do with it? How do I convince the computer that it's using a 32mb card and not a 16mb? I've uninstalled the card quite a few times, btw.
     
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    Deathwing Raucous Rodentia

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    Deathwing Raucous Rodentia

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    *whistles*
     
  8. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    try updating the video card to "standard VGA Adaptor" restart, then when it detects it install the 23.11.. GLsetup had this nasty way of locking a file when it updates for you.
     
  9. Deathwing

    Deathwing Raucous Rodentia

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    Asus drivers are automatically installed after restart, even if I've installed the card as a standard display adapter.
     
  10. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    hmmm, best grab detonator destroyer from 3dguru.com ... this one may need more research :con:
     
  11. Deathwing

    Deathwing Raucous Rodentia

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    Deathwing Raucous Rodentia

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    la di da......
     
  13. DeaJae

    DeaJae taking a month's break

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    which OS? if XP your'll need to upgrade your installation, if 98 just layer it.
     
  14. Deathwing

    Deathwing Raucous Rodentia

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    I have 98SE.
     

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