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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.

PC info:

Ram: 8GB

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 ----------

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asked Mar 08 '12 at 17:25

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edited Mar 08 '12 at 17:37

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DJ Scooby Doo

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Why are people expecting games and such to work on an CONSUMER PREvIEW of Windows 8!

answered Mar 17 '12 at 19:51

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Lee Wood


Loooool, I'm loooling SO HARD right now. Windows 8's installer should've told him that it doesn't work. However, GTA: San Andreas worked....

(Mar 20 '12 at 07:48) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

What about putting it with Windows 7 compatibility settings?

answered Mar 08 '12 at 17:27

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DJ Scooby Doo


I have tried that 2... Thanks though, Any one else?

(Mar 08 '12 at 17:42) BanksCool BanksCool's gravatar image

Yeah do what @Jackster1337 said and install OpenGL if you didn't already. Don't mind his nasty remark at the bottom. He's butthurt like that.

(Mar 08 '12 at 17:49) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

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

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Can You Give Me A link? I cant fund one that works

(Mar 09 '12 at 15:44) BanksCool BanksCool's gravatar image

There is only one to download...

(Mar 09 '12 at 16:26) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

A link plese! :(

(Mar 12 '12 at 16:37) BanksCool BanksCool's gravatar image

BanksCool What kind of Video card are you using on your laptop?? It might be the drivers are missing for it. On some windows Drivers like for NVidia, S# graphics and Intel have them included.

Here is the link about Open GL = http://www.opengl.org/wiki/Getting_Started

Take a look on your video card if the drivers are installed. If not take a look for them and download them and install. It should help you out easier that way to get minecraft running on your laptop.

(Mar 12 '12 at 17:32) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

My Card:
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200

answered Mar 14 '12 at 17:17

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Still No Luck

(Mar 14 '12 at 17:21) BanksCool BanksCool's gravatar image

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

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I have got all the drivers.

(Mar 17 '12 at 18:16) BanksCool BanksCool's gravatar image

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

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Liam Quade

Still Nothing

(Mar 17 '12 at 18:35) BanksCool BanksCool's gravatar image

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

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what do i do to the Registry?

(Mar 21 '12 at 17:35) BanksCool BanksCool's gravatar image

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.


answered Jun 03 '12 at 12:12

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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

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Jan Cauchi

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.

Here is the Thread

answered Jun 05 '12 at 23:48

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