GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsyste


I’ve been trying to get quake3arena to work on my laptop but i just get this error message even though i’ve installed the newest drivers from nvidia.
I Have a geforce 8400m gs card and windows vista 32-bit, Is there no way to get this to work??

Showing last lines from startup console:
…125 PFDs found
…hardware acceleration found
…PIXELFORMAT 7 selected
…creating GL context: succeeded
…making context current: succeeded
…WARNING: fullscreen unavailable in this mode
…setting mode 8: 1280 1024 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
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )

Would be very greatfull if someone could help me!


Which nvidia driver version is actually installed ?
You can see it within the Nvidia Control Panel, at “Forceware version”.
And here is an explaination to check the provided OpenGL version with a free tool :
Especially check the “renderer” menu.

hello and thanks for replying.
opengl version: 2.1
Driver version: 08-dec-08

And i also did a renderingtest and they all passed, U have any other tips of what might be wrong??

Maybe a wrong file “opengl32.dll” inside your Quake3 exe folder (should be removed, to use the one provided by your system) ?