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Tryin' to play some Elite Force 2

FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
So I just installed Elite Force 2 on my new machine, and whenever I try to start it up, I get this string in the console;
Elite Force II 1.10 win-x86 Sep 17 2003
Current search path:
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak50.pk3 (9 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak32.pk3 (223 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak31.pk3 (708 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak30.pk3 (936 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak20.pk3 (8193 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak16.pk3 (2347 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak15.pk3 (1456 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak10.pk3 (1468 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\pak0.pk3 (1064 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\locpak50.pk3 (8 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\locpak1.pk3 (13987 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\hm_ctf_exigent.pk3 (20 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\dm_ctf_voy1.pk3 (20 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\ctf_vor2.pk3 (20 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\ACTIVI~1\EF2\base\ctf_tartirus.pk3 (25 files)

execing global/default.cfg
execing global/game.cfg
Config: Jacob.cfg
couldn't exec global/menu.cfg
execing Jacob.cfg
couldn't exec global/localized.cfg
couldn't exec global/autoexec.cfg

Input Initialization
Joystick is not active.
Loading global strings
Client Initialization
CPU: Unknown, Frequency: 2666 Mhz
Physical Memory: 2048 mb
Initializing Renderer ----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\Windows\system32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 9: 1600 1200 FS
...using colorsbits of 32
...calling CDS: failed, bad mode
...trying next higher resolution: failed, bad mode
...restoring display settings
...registered window class
...created window@0,0 (1606x1226)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 8 )
...65 PFDs found
...hardware acceleration found
...PIXELFORMAT 2 selected
...creating GL context: succeeded
...making context current: succeeded
...WARNING: fullscreen unavailable in this mode
...setting mode 9: 1600 1200 FS
...using colorsbits of 16
...calling CDS: failed, bad mode
...trying next higher resolution: failed, bad mode
...restoring display settings
...window already present, CreateWindowEx skipped
Initializing OpenGL driver
...WARNING: fullscreen unavailable in this mode
...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

GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

I tried updating my graphics cards and checking the /base directory for a config file to delete (there wasn't one), to no avail. Strangely, the first time I started it up, everything worked fine until I set to resolution to highest and restarted the game - after I did that, this opengl thing started, and even after a reinstall it's still doing that.

What gives? Anyone got a quick solution? I wanna phaser stuff.

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  • JobastionJobastion Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Per that launch log, you should have a Jacob.cfg in the base directory. The default and game cfg should be in the base\global\ directory. Worst case, do a find on the elite force folder for *.cfg, and tell windows to include all subfolders in the search.

    The problem looks like whatever monitor/vid card combo you have does not approve of a 1600x1200 resolution.
    If you've got a widescreen monitor, most below 24 inchs cap at 1680 x 1050. Being as elite force 2 isn't exactly a recent game, it probably doesn't have built in menu support for widescreen resolutions, but you may be able to manually configurate that within the cfg files to 1680x1050 (or whatever the highest resolution your desktop supports.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Elite Force II is a Q3 engine game, and should support manual widescreen settings the same way.

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