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OpenGL Launch Problem

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OpenGL Launch Problem

Issues with OpenGL, have spent several hours searching for answer and tried many methods.

Hello Gents and Gentets!

I have been online for some time now searching for a remedy to a rather irksome problem of mine. earlier today, I could run Half Life in regular old OpenGL mode, as always. This changed when I deleted my user profile (On Windows XP) and created a new one. Now, whenever i begin Half Life i get an error message stating that "The specefied video mode is not supported.

               The game will now run in software mode"

The computer is stubbornly adamant regarding this, and i have tried various solutions proposed to other people both on this forum and others.

Some include:Placing the nvoglnt.dll file (From WINDOWS/SYSTEM32) in the gldrv folder and changing the text in the drvmap from "Default Default

                                gldrv/3dfxgl.dll 3Dfx Mini Driver" 

To

"Default Default gldrv/nvoglnt.dll OpenGL Driver".

Setting launch options through steam to attempt to force the mode (-gl)

Uninstalling drivers, rebooting in safe mode and cleaning with Driver Cleaner Pro, then reinstalling drivers from Nvidia. I have also upgraded to DX10 in attempts to rectify this issue.

My Graphics card is an ancient Nvidia MX, you may all laugh at me for that :). Until earlier today, as i said, this was not a program and opengl ran fine at 1152 screen resolution.

Any help will be greatly appreciated,

Thank you all kindly for reviewing my problem.

Arf The Fiendish

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  • N3Z90 avatar
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    8 years ago:
    Have you tried to launch the game with -w 800 -h 600 for example?

    The graphic settings are saved in the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Half-Life\Settings maybe these settings are damaged or gone

    you could also type: -gldrv nvoglnt.dll in the startparameters

    Have you tried reinstalling it?

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  • Arf the Fiendish avatar
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    8 years ago:
    As i said Reaper, I already did that. Pehaps you should have read the entire post? :P
  • Pazzo avatar
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    8 years ago:
    Lol, Reinstall it, That tends to fix things
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    8 years ago:
    Reinstalling it did not work, nor did the -gldrv nvoglnt.dll command. What is this about the registry? please elabourate. i've never heard of it before.
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    8 years ago:
    Start --> execute: type "regedit" without the ""

    go to that directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Half-Life\Settings there are the display settings with your current resolution saved

    it should be like that (that would be a resolution of 1600x1200):

    "ValveKey"="" "EngineDLL"="hw.dll" "ScreenWindowed"=dword:00000000 "CrashInitializingVideoMode"=dword:00000000 "ScreenWidth"=dword:00000640 "ScreenHeight"=dword:000004b0 "ScreenBPP"=dword:00000020 "User Token 2"="" "User Token 3"="" "EngineD3D"=dword:00000000 "io"="1215446588" "DELV"=dword:00000002 "yeK1"="D5307FFCAD2D0F27543A46F1858663E9B57E618D3F32E5A99798E4A0F9E1D6F49C547DA12760CE8F0227BA79839C4C090492C00652B 98AEE416133A3474C69038DEC555C3ECFA8FBEE6731E3A0D3D1E4FC120CA5BC6E07F250DAD93768A886F0B118D32C9BDAE904F486F7AECD863B7CBFDCB2EC4B545A4B8D39578DB23861" "yeK2"="655960B8A01EBD9B3A2D54EB77D08E970206AC7FB8EE5AE1476B8A20F844DFE5A6FF8C14140FA0FE7A4069B2A70AE94E74DBC17DE0AB"

    but these settings should be there because you reinstalled it.

    BTW do other games with opengl work?

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    8 years ago:
    The "Enginedll=hw.dll line read "Enginedll=sw.dll" instead of what it should have been. after rectifying that, i updated the Nvoglnt.dll file with the newest one and tried running OpenGl on 32 bit textures with high resolution. It worked :) thank you all so much for your help, i can now enjoy my SvenCoop and Half-Life related adventures once again!

    Hope this thread helps others with the same issue!

    Arf

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