Error when launching Return to Casle Wolfenstein in windows 7

Posted on 2009-12-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
I get the following error "GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem" when I try to run Return to Castle Wolfenstein in windows 7 64-bit home.

I'm using an Nvidia 285gtx video card.
Question by:mrsirrom

    Expert Comment

    It appears as though some drivers are corrupted or something is possibly missing with your video card

    Make sure first you have all the current updates for your video card, if that does not work

    Try right clicking on the program, and then going to properties and go to compatability mode

    WinXP SP3 and try using that.. Probably wont work  but its a suggestion.
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    Expert Comment

    by:☠ MASQ ☠
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein certainly works in W7-64 (and 32)
    What graphics driver are you using and which edition of Wolfenstein?

    Author Comment

    I have the nvidia GTX 285 video card the driver says its version  Its the latest one that I downloaded from the Nvidia site.

    As far as the edition of wolfenstein I'm not sure.  I downloaded it from steam and can't even get into the game to check the version.  I tried to download the latest patch from the wolfenstein website but the patch installation program dosen't find the game.  When I point it to the folder where steam has the game it still doesn't recognize it.
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    Accepted Solution

    That'll be the Steam version then :)

    It's probably a screen resolution problem
    Try the fix here (especially deleting the config file - but make a backup!):

    Author Closing Comment

    Works perfectly now.  Thank you.

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