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I've been running glQuake with Voodoo II for months without problem. Suddenly 3 days ago, it stopped working. The only thing I've done is upgrading McAfee from v3.20 to v4.02. Yet problem persists after I uninstall McAfee. I tried removing the glQuake subdirectory and result is the same.

When I try to start it, it pops up a dialogue saying that I am running for the first time and ask me to be patient for the next 30-60 seconds. Then it switches resolution to what I specified on the command line. And continues the to create the "15 bit reverse palate". Finally it says "Could not initialize GL (wglCreateContext failed). Make sure you in are 65535 color mode, and try running -window." It created a new "15to8.pal" (my command line asks it to -bpp 16) in the glquake subdirectory and nothing else.

Any idea how to solve it?
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syntel earned 200 total points
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Hi,

Not aware of a known issue here but I would try the following:

Make sure McAfee is uninstalled and then:

Check and see if your display setting have changed--right click on the wallpaper--properties--settings and verify your set for 16 bit color. If not then correct the setting.

Also check your hard disk by running scan disk--it's very strange that Quake thinks it's being run for the first time--sounds like missing files--anyone tampering with the PC?--kids over for the holidays??

If that didn't work then backup any saved games and do a clean Reinstall of Quake by deleting the quake install directory after running the uninstall. Then reinstall it.

If that still didn't work try updating and/or reinstalling your Voodoo2 drivers.

Well that's all for now can't imagine that all of the above wouldn't move you forward.

Good luck,

James Hawkins
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by:Irene012397
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Thanks for the procedure. It worked.

Compared with my saved directory, I found that the PAK1.PAK is missing! Don't know why and when it disappeared. Seems it is just a coincidence with McAfee upgrade. However,the McAfee 4.0.2 seems really have lots of problems.
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