I have a Compaq CQ62 Laptop. I have got windows 8, but i woukd like to run Minecraft. I have updated windows and have java.
Processor: Amd Athlon II P320 Dual-Core
Bit: 64 Bit
I get this error:
Bad video card drivers!
Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.
--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 -------- Generated 3/8/12 2:19 PM
Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.3 OS: Windows NT (unknown) (x86) version 6.2 Java: 1.6.0_31, Sun Microsystems Inc. VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc. LWJGL: 2.4.2 [failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]
org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method) at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52) at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185) at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:311) at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856) at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784) at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765) at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:230) at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:650) at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) --- END ERROR REPORT 89c162fa ----------
Why are people expecting games and such to work on an CONSUMER PREvIEW of Windows 8!
answered Mar 17 '12 at 19:51
What about putting it with Windows 7 compatibility settings?
answered Mar 08 '12 at 17:27
DJ Scooby Doo
Download and install OpenGL.....
A 2 year old would know to read what it says on the error message...
answered Mar 08 '12 at 17:45
answered Mar 14 '12 at 17:17
The first thing the error message says tells you what you need to do: "Bad video card drivers!". You need to go to ATI/AMD's driver download page and get your display drivers.
answered Mar 14 '12 at 22:22
I had a similar issue. Roll back to the old AMD Windows 7 drivers. Don't use the new Windows 8 preview drivers since they don't work with Minecraft for some reason or another.
answered Mar 15 '12 at 22:52
First fallow this guide (http://www.full-windows8.com/2012/03/how-to-fix-opengl-on-windows-8-for-amds.html) to create multi-string value OpenGLVendorName in the registry. Second install previous driver. I am using ATI Catalyst 11.12 I am not sure the first step is necessary but it is not sufficient.
answered Mar 20 '12 at 04:38
It's easy to fix....
Step 1. go to device manager
Step 2. go to display adapters
Step 3. Right click your graphics
Step 4. Update driver software
Step 5. Choose browse my computer for software
Step 6. Choose let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer
Step 7. Then choose which ever driver works for you, mine was the ATI Radeon 3000.
GOOD LUCK ;)
answered Jun 03 '12 at 12:12
It may be incompatibility with the video card drivers, windows 8 and minecraft. You should check for latest updates and maybe you can send an email to minecraft developers regarding this problem. Don't forget to mention that you're using windows 8
answered Jun 03 '12 at 15:12
You need to use AMD's driver for Windows 8. This is the best I can find.
Warning: This appears to be an unofficial thread, on an unofficial forums site. The poster claims to work with/for AMD. I don't know if it's actually a driver or a potential virus. This was off a quick google search but others are claiming success with it.
I take no responsibility if this screws up your computer.
answered Jun 05 '12 at 23:48