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 ----------
Answer by Svet · Mar 20, 2012 at 05:38 AM
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.
Answer by ajnewren · Jun 03, 2012 at 01:12 PM
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 ;)
Answer by Jan Cauchi · Jun 03, 2012 at 04:12 PM
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
Answer by Zbob750 · Jun 06, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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.