GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsyste

Hi all,

at first: sorry for my english its not so good :wink:

Now my problem:
When i want to play the game
Wolfenstein Enemy Territory it doesent starts.
The console opens and says: GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem.
Yesterday i got new hardware:
Radeon HD 5770
and i installed thss driver:
Do you know the problem or do you know how to solve it ?

Thank you

Sound ok, can you post the complete log in the W:ET console ?

here it is:

ET 2.55 win-x86 May 27 2003
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain~.pk3 (84 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\zz_disable_default_campaigns.pk3 (3 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\zz_disable_default_campaigns.c6f640b7.pk3 (3 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\venice.pk3 (330 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_space_panzer.pk3 (67 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_room_panzer_b3.pk3 (95 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_lava_panzer_b1.pk3 (48 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_jungle_panzer_b1.pk3 (69 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_ghetto_panzer_b1.pk3 (175 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_forest_panzer_b1.pk3 (70 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_egypt_panzer.pk3 (125 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_cartoon_panzer.pk3 (251 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_camping_sniper_b3.pk3 (191 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\UJE_bathroom_panzer_b1.pk3 (232 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\TWC_pizza_delivery.pk3 (103 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain utorialjump.pk3 (50 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\supplydepot2.pk3 (46 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\SuperGoldrush_Final.pk3 (170 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\Stonehenge_KOTH_nocmp.pk3 (48 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\sniperion_b1.pk3 (18 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\snatch3.pk3 (34 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\school.pk3 (115 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\rage3.pk3 (31 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\purefrag_final.pk3 (30 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\purefrag.pk3 (21 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\purefrag.cc3c7ace.pk3 (21 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\pong_v3.pk3 (44 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\pong_v3.6ef32447.pk3 (44 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\panzerarena.pk3 (10 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\pak0.pk3 (3725 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\mp_bin.pk3 (4 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\gamma_mill_b2.pk3 (384 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\gammaland_b2.pk3 (47 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\Frostbite.pk3 (99 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\flag_in_the_middle.pk3 (68 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\ctf-face-fp1_fixed.pk3 (80 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\cortex.pk3 (359 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\baserace_desert.pk3 (154 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\baserace.pk3 (129 files)
C:\PROGRA~1\WOLFEN~1\etmain\adlernest.pk3 (113 files)

7690 files in pk3 files
WARNING: found for profile ‘Stalker’ - system settings will revert to defaults
execing default.cfg
couldn’t exec language.cfg
execing profiles/Stalker/etconfig.cfg
r_smp is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_mode is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_depthbits is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_stencilbits is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_stereo is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_colorbits is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_texturebits is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_clampToEdge is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ext_texture_env_add is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_nv_fogdist_mode is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ext_NV_fog_dist is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ati_fsaa_samples is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ati_truform_pointmode is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ati_truform_normalmode is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ati_truform_tess is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ext_ATI_pntriangles is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_glIgnoreWicked3D is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ext_compiled_vertex_array is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ext_multitexture is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ext_gamma_control is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_ext_compressed_textures is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_allowExtensions is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
r_glDriver is unsafe. Check com_crashed.
couldn’t exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
…detecting CPU, found AMD w/ 3DNow!
Bypassing CD checks
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----

----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
…initializing QGL
…calling LoadLibrary( ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\opengl32.dll’ ): succeeded
…setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
…using desktop display depth of 32
…calling CDS: ok
…registered window class
…created window@0,0 (800x600)
Initializing OpenGL driver
…getting DC: succeeded
…GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
…35 PFDs found
…GLW_ChoosePFD failed
…GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 0 )
…35 PFDs found
…GLW_ChoosePFD failed
…failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
…restoring display settings
…WARNING: could not set the given mode (4)
…setting mode 4: 800 600 FS
…using colorsbits of 16
…calling CDS: ok
…created window@0,0 (800x600)
Initializing OpenGL driver
…getting DC: succeeded
…GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
…35 PFDs found
…GLW_ChoosePFD failed
…GLW_ChoosePFD( 16, 16, 0 )
…35 PFDs found
…GLW_ChoosePFD failed
…failed to find an appropriate PIXELFORMAT
…restoring display settings
…WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
…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 )

GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

Usually this log only happens when no accelerated OpenGL was found (ie. no appropriate video driver).

Try downloading and running glview, to check for supported GL version and vendor :

I have openGL 1.1 and the vendor is Microsoft corporation

What I said.
So it sound something went wrong during driver installation, you should deinstall it as well as previous ones (such as for your previous card), then try it again :

  • install as administrator
  • disable antimalware during install
  • check graphic acceleration slider is to the max

What was your previous card ?

Radeon X800

it doesnt help :frowning:

Did you check if you have video acceleration enabled in the windows settings ? There’s a tab for it somewhere if I remember well. If it’s set to lower than full acceleration, OpenGL will fall back to the software drive, even if a proper driver was installed.

nothing happens… =(

It is probably because the installer is not able to modify the registry settings or something is wrong with the registry. You may have to reinstall windows.

I’m going to buy Windows 7 =)
I just need the money…