i have a program which requires several open gl extensions. where would I go to get these specific extensions(GL_ARB_texture_compression,
The program (Battlecrat 1942) recomends that I update my video drivers, but i have the newewst driver avaliable for my geforce fx 5200.

You do not have latest driver for your card, else these extensions would be supported :

Run Glinfo to check that driver vendor is NVidia (and not snail-accelerated microsoft) :

go for http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

Driver version
Vendor Microsoft Corporation
Renderer GDI Generic
OpenGL version 1.1.0

so where do i go from here?

Also I can’t seem to find any drivers for the fx 5200 listed anywhere on Nvidia’s site.

You see the full name of your card is Nvidia geforce FX 5200

it is available at the last link I gave you.

Select “Graphics driver”/“GeForce and TNT2”/<your OS>

Have fun.