after perusing all the open gl post it would seem that these affected games are looking for opengl support in the game directory. I searched my systme which by the way doesnt have these problems (yet ,rtcw to be installed soon) that for some god forsaken reason opengl.dll for 3dfx resides in the game folder. perhaps if that was deleted it would look else whre for said .dll. i wish this was something i could try myself perhaps someone could put together a thread and pin it with all the possible fixes. everyone that listed the exacat error from what i could see had the 3dfx dll listed as trying to load. maybe im off base but logic is sometimes the best plan of attack. anyone with more input feel free to contradict or add .