LurpleD: May 10, 2014 @ 12:25pm
Tried everything...
So ive tried everything but i cant get the game to start. I have windows 8 with an AMD graphics card nothing special. I start the game and before anything happens i get an error message saying the game failed to start. Any ideas?
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notrol May 10, 2014 @ 12:41pm 
Tell us what exactly the error prompt is saying.
LurpleD: May 10, 2014 @ 1:07pm 
As soon as i start it up it says its failed to start. It doesnt give me any more info than that. I took a screen shot any way to post to this thread? Kinda new to the Discussions
steeve May 10, 2014 @ 1:17pm 
goto control panel, admin tools and check event log for error
LurpleD: May 10, 2014 @ 1:23pm 
Ha im here but have no clue what im supposed to be looking for, sorry for my lack of knowledge lol
steeve May 10, 2014 @ 1:25pm 
ok try this,

A) Download the older OpenGL driver file

Download the following file:
http://www.megafileupload.com/en/file/526756/Doom3BFGFix-zip.html

Unzip this file and within you will find 64-bit and 32-bit directories. This specifies whether you have 64-bit or 32-bit Windows 7 or 8.

Copy the appropriate "atioglxx.dll" file for your operating system into the game directory where Doom3BFG.exe is located.

right click the Doom3bfg. exe and change compatibility to xpsp3 and tick box, run as admin

Launch and run the game normally (no need for anything else)

LurpleD: May 10, 2014 @ 1:30pm 
Ive already tried that too and no luck, I just tried it again as well and it didnt work, idk i might just have to get a refund... -_- but i want to play. I dont have the greatest cp it can run CoD WaW, TF2, and LFD2 just fine, idk what the deal is, Thanks for everyones help though
steeve May 10, 2014 @ 1:34pm 
try the event log see if an error is popping up.

open up event viewer then select windows logs on the left, click application then on the right scroll and look for something with a yellow warning symbol or red exclamation that refers to the doom3bfg.exe

Sharkfood May 10, 2014 @ 1:37pm 
Hi Lurple,
It's a long-shot but try downloading the latest MSVC2010 file and either install it (or if it says it's already installed, pick the "Repair" option) ... then reboot and try Doom3 again.

The link is:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8328

Good luck!
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