Probelms with OpenGL

It seems that OpenGL no longer works on my machine. Everytime I try to start an Unreal Tournament game or Half-Life game, Windows gives me the following error:

" General protection fault!
History: UOPenGLRenderDevice::MakeCurrent<-UOpenGlRenderDevice::SetRes <-UOpenGlRenderDevice::Init <- UWindowsViewport::TryRenderDevice <- UWindowsViewport::OPenWindow <- UGameEngine::Init <- InitEngine "

OpenGL has worked in the past. I don’t remember making any changes on my machine that would affect OpenGL. I have a 32 MB NVidia TNT2. I am currently running the Detonator 7.17 drivers.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dave

It’s probably just windows or something. It really is a crap operating system, so it just screws itself up for no real reason. Don’t ask me how to fix it, though.

Originally posted by Fizzy:
It’s probably just windows or something. It really is a crap operating system, so it just screws itself up for no real reason. Don’t ask me how to fix it, though.

if you really like the NON windows type OSs then take a look at [http://get.qnx.com](http://get.qnx.com) for the Free For Personal Use QNXRTP`,
[QNX are Phx Members].

it makes a really good desktop OS too, as
many people have found out since its release
back in Oct [Patch A just Released].

it has OpenGL and 3dFx as its base
engines, theres wads of online developers
docs on their site and you can also chat with the many devs and users over at [http://www.getqnx.com](http://www.getqnx.com) thePhoenix Developers
Consortium` partner site.

they also have a news server you can take
at news://inn.qnx.com.

renderware and several other good things
are also included, you first download
eather the windows installable binaryfile
[26meg] or the ISO image that can install from windows or linux [90meg], then you use their included repository tool from inside
RTP (RealTime Platform) to install any or
all the included developers tools [LOADS of good stuff there].

id like to see many more 3rd party OpenGL coders/users take a look at this nice bit of free kit, and perhaps port some or all of the best code to the Native RTP Photon GUI rather than the current X layer most first try 3rd party devs are going right now, its way
faster than the included xPhoton layer
and would allow you to become far more
creative in your base code.

please take a look and realise that even
though this RTP looks like an enbeded OS
its got the potential to be a great
desktop OS too, thats why Phx support
it as their base OS (alongside the new
Elate RT OS that amiga Inc [also Phx Members]are working with).

Back to the original question, it can also be unreal. try uninstalling and reinstalling it.

Hi

The openGL in Unreal Tournament its just an experimental mode. Dont bother it. Unreal should be played in Direct3D.

But you seems indeed to have a problem with OpenGL. Goto run and type Win.ini and search for a line called DVA. If you have this line give me a reply

I searched my win.ini but couldn’t find the DVA line.

However, I did manage to solve the problem by copying the “3dfxgl.dll” from the /Half-Life/gldrv directory to the top level dir.

If anyone knows why this solved my problem, please tell.

Thanks,
Dave

Hi

Really odd. Did you a replacement of the file in the top or was it missing.

It was missing.