Brianhowelllv Jul 14, 2013 @ 10:17pm
Help getting could not open opengl subsystem error plz help
it crashes out when i try to load with this error message

Q3 1.32 win-x86 Oct 7 2002
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\missionpack\pak0.pk3 (3264 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena/missionpack
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak8.pk3 (9 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak7.pk3 (4 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak6.pk3 (64 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak5.pk3 (7 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak4.pk3 (272 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak3.pk3 (4 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak2.pk3 (148 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak1.pk3 (26 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena\baseq3\pak0.pk3 (3539 files)
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Quake 3 Arena/baseq3

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7337 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
execing q3config.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
...detecting CPU, found Intel Pentium III

------- Input Initialization -------
No window for DirectInput mouse init, delaying
Joystick is not active.
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----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
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----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...initializing QGL
...calling LoadLibrary( 'C:\Windows\system32\opengl32.dll' ): succeeded
...setting mode 8: 1280 1024 FS
...using desktop display depth of 32
...calling CDS: failed, bad mode
...trying next higher resolution: failed, bad mode
...restoring display settings
...registered window class
...created window@3,22 (1286x1049)
Initializing OpenGL driver
...getting DC: succeeded
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 8 )
...125 PFDs found
...hardware acceleration found
...PIXELFORMAT 9 selected
...creating GL context: succeeded
...making context current: succeeded
...WARNING: fullscreen unavailable in this mode
...setting mode 8: 1280 1024 FS
...using colorsbits of 16
...calling CDS: failed, bad mode
...trying next higher resolution: failed, bad mode
...restoring display settings
...window already present, CreateWindowEx skipped
Initializing OpenGL driver
...WARNING: fullscreen unavailable in this mode
...shutting down QGL
...unloading OpenGL DLL
...assuming '3dfxvgl' is a standalone driver
...initializing QGL
...WARNING: missing Glide installation, assuming no 3Dfx available
...shutting down QGL
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
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GLW_StartOpenGL() - could not load OpenGL subsystem



Someone please help me try and Rectify this problem
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Maou Jul 15, 2013 @ 1:31am 
Update your video drivers, the windows default ones don't work with q3a in most of the cases.

Last edited by Maou; Jul 15, 2013 @ 1:33am
Brianhowelllv Aug 7, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
Thanks for the Reply i can say that i have changed my graphics card and have installed new drivers and have gotten flawless results on all Quake 3 Doom 3 engione games
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