My Half-life 2 doesn't work! When i try playing the game it says "Failed to set video mode, resetting to defaults. Game will now restart with the new video settings." it does this 2 more times then it says "Failed to set video mode, this game require's DirectX 7.0 compatible hardware". what shall i do? my video card (the NVidia Geforce FX 5200 Personal Cinema) is compatible with Directx 7.0 and i have directx 9c installed! thanks gangstar
What drivers do you have installed? FX 5200 is not a good card for hl2, I have a 5600 and I still have problems.
I just updated my vid card drivers yesterday. it's on version 77.72.
Did it work before you changed drivers? I found that new drivers don't work with my card, I used 53.03 for awhile, till I got modified 73. somethings from www.guru3d.com that work really well.
yeah, it might be because of the driver version. i went to the valve site and tried there, and it says that the version i have isnt compatible with half-life 2 and that i should go bak to an older version. The problem is that if i go back to the older version, ROME: total war has errors, that was the reason why i upgraded the version! so im stuck in a dilemma here, which game do i like the most...
JeremebpDid it work before you changed drivers? I found that new drivers don't work with my card, I used 53.03 for awhile, till I got modified 73. somethings from www.guru3d.com that work really well.
i didn't actually try it before i updated my driver. i updated because of Rome: total war. wat do you mean "somethings from www.guru3d.com that work really well."? do they have differnt drivers there or sumthing?
I mean the driver # is 73.something, I forget the last two numbers, and guru3d has modified nvidia drivers, optimized for certain video cards, so newer drivers work for older cards like mine/yours.
alrite, cool, thanks