Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

XWING v. Tie Loading Problem

Posted on 1997-05-18
6
Medium Priority
?
376 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
Hey I just bought this supposedly great game, and as usual it won't work.  I have all the requirements, 6x166, 16 RAM, Trident SuperVGA Card, etc..., but the game won't acknowledge my video display card and I have no number on the box to call.  When I click on the play game button, it gives me a "Directdraw Init Failed at 2."  Of course no directions to tell me what that means or how to change it.  Any geniuses out there with a suggestion?  Much obliged, fellow gamers.  Otherwise I just wasted another $50.00.


Ok I have updated the driver and now the system recognizes the display driver, but does not list it as certified--of course.  I have downloaded the applicable Trident driver for DirectX, but Windows 95 refuses to load it as it does not end in  inf. (I have unzipped file for driver).  Then to make matters worse, Windows 95 has now decided I have no joystick, so I can't even get to the point of determining that the game doesn't work.  So what else is new.  
0
Comment
Question by:hellothere
6 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
j2 earned 80 total points
ID: 1099710
That error means that the DirectX drivers for your videocard isnt up to specs, if you choose "control panel/add remove programs" and click on "DirectX" does all the lines say "Certified"

(if you do not have this line in teh panel, locate the program "Dxsetup.exe", run it and watch the output.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hellothere
ID: 1099711
Edited text of question
0
 

Author Comment

by:hellothere
ID: 1099712
Adjusted points to 40
0
Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:linda101698
ID: 1099713
Email message from hellothere:

J2: Need clarification.  I already know that DirectX tells me "no hardware support" on display driver but that makes no sense.  Windows 95 shows everything in working order.  And the warning I get lists directdraw as the problem, but that is listed as certified.  Don't suggest reinstalling DIrectx, or reinstalling the game, I have done that several times over to no success.  
Game doesn't load.


0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:j2
ID: 1099714
Then it seems that either:

A. That game is one of those that doesnt like Cyrix Chips
B. The directdraw driver is, altough certified, buggy.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:BigMac
ID: 1099715
I am having the same problem with XvT.  I have a Pentium 166 with 32 megs of ram and a trident 9680 2meg video card.  Same problem, no certification for the display and the error for directdraw.  If you come up with a solution, let me know.

Matt
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For those of you searching for a fun but also medium paced MMORPG game I would highly suggest Ragnarok Online. This MMORPG is a bit older than World of Warcraft and in a way is extremely different. Compared to WoW's 3D environment and massive wor…
Programming  of  forecasting lottery numbers for self use  on Turbo C++ is done by use of random number generator code by a program algorithm logic. Random numbers usually generates numbers between definite interval. Therefore, when entering the c…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question