DW will not initialise - EUREKA!

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KODIAK
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DW will not initialise - EUREKA!

Post by KODIAK » 02 Mar 2005, 16:45

I am having problems with DW - when I try to start up I get the following message:

Failed to initialise the graphics display

Followed by the next error message:

Context Create Error:- 2147467259

Any help greatly appreciated, thanx.
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Post by Gator » 02 Mar 2005, 16:50

did you reinstall DW after your new vid card?

Try this:
- go to your DW directory and locate the file named "dangerouswaters.ini"
- rename this file to "dangerouswaters.old"

try starting the game and see if it works. I have a feeling there's a setting in that ini file that your new card/drivers isn't compatible with that it's getting hung up on and hopefully those steps will just reset DW back to "factory default settings"

If it doesn't work, just rename the file back to its original name.

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Post by KODIAK » 02 Mar 2005, 17:26

Thanx Gator, Steel mentioned that to me and I tried it last night, but to no avail. :cry:

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Post by KODIAK » 05 Mar 2005, 00:00

Got it! I just read a post from one of the guys on Battlerfront.com - he unassigned his second monitor setting. So I opened the icon at the bottom right of my screen, and set the nVidia setting to default, hoping it would remove any adjustment I had made since or whilst installing - EUREKA! So I have to now go over and say thanks for the idea. This is obviously something to do with the second monitor facility settings on the card desktop set-up. :? 8O Don'ty ask cos I really don't know why or how . . . . . . , but I'm happy! 8)

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Post by Gator » 05 Mar 2005, 10:10

glad you got it worked out. It's always something simple, eh?

I made a sub v. sub for us if you wanna try it sometime ...
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Post by Hammer » 05 Mar 2005, 13:27

make sure you let the support folks in that forum know - the game should not be hindered by that as all. ridiculous. glad it is working.
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Post by KODIAK » 05 Mar 2005, 16:15

I look forward to getting stuck into that mission, Gator. Steel, I have already posted in that forum against both the threads I was in discussion at. So, hopefully those who have just posted will be able to benefit from that. 8)

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