Ora Wolf ラオ 16 jan 2013 om 5:03nm
Doom 3 BFG Edition Won't Start
I click play it stays its starting and it never does.
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Beset 17 jan 2013 om 8:20nm 
I use Windows 7 64-bit. I had to enable compatability mode and select Windows 7. Oddly enough now it runs.
andy 18 jan 2013 om 12:18vm 
Hi, I still receive following:
GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex not available
and does not start
Ora Wolf ラオ 18 jan 2013 om 8:31vm 
Origineel geplaatst door andy:
Hi, I still receive following:
GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex not available
and does not start
Well it didn't even give me an error.
BudTheGrey 20 jan 2013 om 12:30nm 
Origineel geplaatst door Beset:
I use Windows 7 64-bit. I had to enable compatability mode and select Windows 7. Oddly enough now it runs.

I have the same problem, compatibility mode did not cure it. All I get is "DOOM3 stopped working". I suspect the problem is that I have a nVidia GeForce 7300 video card, and the program is ralphing on that. I'm gonna upgrade to a GTX650 and see if that cures it.
Jasoncr126 20 jan 2013 om 1:33nm 
Does anybody around answer questions or do you just add more questions instead of answers?
BrainSalad 30 jan 2013 om 5:44nm 
Origineel geplaatst door andy:
Hi, I still receive following:
GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex not available
and does not start

I've got the same thing. I've been hoping its just a bug, and there will be an update, eventually, so so far, not a damn thing. Could be driver conflict, too, but I doubt it.
YvngCleef 30 jan 2013 om 7:31nm 
this is weird i run windows 8 and i never had a proplem like this always started
Evil Bunny 1 feb 2013 om 4:25vm 
im having a problem where when i try to start bfg it dose its load but then kicks me and gives me the blue window and on top it says erorr in inalialzition
0risk0trust 1 feb 2013 om 6:01vm 
In order to figure out the error you should first go to the folder where doom 3 bfg is installed.

For most users this is either:
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\DOOM 3 BFG Edition
Or:
• Somewhere in C:\Users\<Username>\Saved games or something.

If you can't figure out its location, you can go to C:\ in Windows explorer and search on Doom 3.

Now, next, double click the Doom 3 BFG Icon and you will be presented with the real error.
Laatst bewerkt door 0risk0trust; 1 feb 2013 om 6:06vm
GrandWazoo 5 feb 2013 om 2:52nm 
The GL_Draw error on my machine was because the card/video driver combination did not fully support OpenGL. There was an NVIDIA driver that would have fixed it, but my toshiba has a custom driver so no go. An older machine took it and ran. Also check Steam support. There are two executables from the install you need to run. One for MCV2010 (or something) and a Direct X thing. BUT, if you can upgrade the driver for the video card, do so.
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