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Guys, I searched everywhere regarding this
but I only got wanker answers, here is it:

I have Windows XP with nVidia GeForce2 MX400, 64 MB
and I can't play RCW, I tried EVERYTHING
all kind of suggestions, etc, I installed
the latest nvidia drivers, rename DLLs, all,
The problem is with OpenGL seems that this nVidia card doesn't support this game,

Guys I like just a solid answer about this problem,
if it's possible to play or not with nVidia GeForce2 MX400
RCW or is there any patch, installation progam, crack etc to be able to play.

I'll appreciate your help
Thanx

Manolito

pd. See below the message I get when I try to play the game


6349 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec language.cfg
execing autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
...detecting CPU, found AMD w/ 3DNow!
Bypassing CD checks
----- Client Initialization -----
Cmd_AddCommand: map_restart already defined
----- Initializing Renderer ----
-------------------------------
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
...using desktop display depth of 32
...calling CDS: ok
...registered window class
...created window@0,0 (640x480)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 8 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
...restoring display settings
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
...setting mode 3: 640 480 FS
...using colorsbits of 16
...calling CDS: ok
...created window@0,0 (640x480)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
...35 PFDs found
...GLW_ChoosePFD failed
...failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
...restoring display settings
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
...shutting down QGL
...unloading OpenGL DLL
...assuming '3dfxvgl' is a standalone driver
...initializing QGL
...WARNING: missing Glide installation, assuming no 3Dfx available
...shutting down QGL
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
-----------------------
GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem
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Yes it is possible.  Hmmm....NVIDIA Open GL drivers....you need to enable Open GL on the card....I forget how to do that since I got rid of my GeForce Cards....

You say you tried the latest NVIDIA drivers?
upgrade your drivers to 21.83 to solve the gl problem If you haven't.
http://www.sparkle.com.tw/download/driver_nvidia.htm

In the rtcw directory must be a "gl"-directory, else you don't have a correct installation, in there are two dll's, replace them by "opengl32.dll", it must be in your windows system-directory. If not try installing opengl first (I presume http://www.opengl.org)

It seems that alot of people are having this issue.
Here are some forums to look at to see if there is not an answer there:
http://www.forumplanet.com/planetwolfenstein/topic.asp?fid=4119&tid=585572
http://www.forumplanet.com/planetwolfenstein/topic.asp?fid=4119&tid=578899
http://www.forumplanet.com/planetwolfenstein/topic.asp?fid=4119&tid=581586
http://www.forumplanet.com/planetwolfenstein/topic.asp?fid=4119&tid=576961
http://www.forumplanet.com/planetwolfenstein/topic.asp?fid=4119&tid=566443

Try some of those to get more help if none of my suggestions work.
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manolito,

Any luck?  Let us know how progress is comming along so we can continue to help you.
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Thanxs for your help wakeup,
After installing the drivers is there
any other change that I have to do with
the drivers? I mean does I have to update
them (XP drivers update options)
after the installation or this is done automatically?


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If you install the drivers it should be done automatically.  You should have Open GL support with the latest drivers.  You may need to restart after Installing the drivers.
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I can't install the drivers that I download
form the site you told me, is unzipping
the files but the EXE is flashing 1 second and then nothing...

IN the other hand I tried installing the 28.32 detonetor drivers for XP, then I tried getting rid of the 2 DLLs
that I found under the gl folder and then I copied the opengl32.dll and nothing...

ANy other clue?

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I was checking all the links and seems that there is no a definitive answer for this problem, it's incredible that the developers of this game didn't bear in mind
that lot of people will have this problem with
OPenGL subsystem!!,

wakeup if you get any other clue drop me a comment
THanks!!




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Manolito,
Ya, there seems to be alot of talk but no real solution.  My suggestion is again to try your best to uninstall the videocard drivers.  And try to let windows XP detect the video card, when it asks for drivers give it the path where the new drivers are located.  See if that works?!
YOu can also try the drivers available at nvidia's website here:
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=windows2000
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There is a new patch for RTCW as well...
version 1.31
http://activision.com/games/wolfenstein/downloads/files.html
See if that does not fix any of your issues?
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Here is another thing I just read:
http://www.forumplanet.com/planetwolfenstein/topic.asp?fid=4119&tid=591958

figured out that although I was sure that I had installed the new Detonator 28.32 drivers, He helped me realize that for some reason I was still using the windows default drivers. It turns out that after I installed the new drivers, I had told windows to update my drivers in the system device manager funtion in windows. I had not realised that it was an unnecessary step. But for some reason when I used the update driver command, windows tossed out the detonator drivers believing its default drivers were better.

Fortunatley I still had the driver package sitting in my download directory, so i reinstalled them AND NOW OPENGL WORKS!. And now Wolfenstein works too.


Maybe you are making the same mistake or similar mistake?
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Another issue I am seeing is if you updated from Win9x to WinXP....people are having problems getting the new nvidia drivers to install....
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OK here is the definitive solution for this problem
and the 300 point are for your continous help wakeup:

1) Install the detonator drivers for NVIDIA 28.32
2) Once installed reboot
3) Change your virtual memory to:
Minimum: 600 MB
Maximum: 600 MB

4) Check in the Return to CAstle Wolfestein\Main directory for the wolconfig.cfg if it's not there create a new text file and rename it to wolconfig.cfg

5) Open the file and add the next lines or if they exist change them to:
seta r_allowExtensions "0"
seta r_glIgnoreWicked3D "1"

Save and close the file

The first line turn off GL Extensions in the game by changing the config file
The second line disable the WickedGL support in the game in case your not using a 3Dfx video card

6) Now run the EXE and IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








 
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EVen you didn't give me the definitive solution
you gave me useful clues
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GREAT  Glad to hear it working for you.
I had issues with Metal of Honor Allied Assault.  That game is the bomb!  I like RTCW.  But I play MOHAA ALOT more!
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mmm I never heard about MOHAA
I'll take a look what's the plot about
Thanks!!!!!!
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Manolito:  Mohaa is very similar to RTCW.  WWII settings, Axis against Allies.  Very beatiful game.  I just liked it better than the Zombies in RTCW.  More realistic in that aspect.  Plus some of the weapons in the Single player mode were just weird.  Too futuristic for a WWII game.  They both have their pluses and minuses.  I like Mohaa alot tho...some people say the Multiplay sux...but I like it much better than RTCW as well.  So I dunno I own both games and RTCW is sitting on the floor...and MOHAA is in my drive. hehe.
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oh here's a link to mohaa's web site if you wanna check it out.

http://mohaa.ea.com/
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I've got the demo version, as you said
one thing that sucks in RTCW is the 'cking zombies
I agree with u
definitely I think RTCW has better graphics than MOHAA.
When I'll finish RTCW I'll start with MOHAA and I might
place some comments in regarding to,
see ya


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Hey wakeup how is going, I just
got MOHAA, it's very realistic as
you said, I'm playing in single mode
but what I don't like is that the
missions r too short in comparison
to RTCW and I can't break things
inside the rooms.

In the other hand the way the weapons
work r reallistic as well...








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