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Glugkiller

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#1 15 years ago

i just updated my drivers and started up half life 2 but when i got to the main menu the game crashed and an error message came up saying {failed to set video mode-resetting to defaults game will now restart with the new video settings} then it restarts again and crashes at the main menu again with an error message saying {failed to set video mode this game has a minimum requirement of directx 7.0 compatible hardware} it keeps doing this every time i try to start hl2 plz could someone help it has never done this before.




y2j826

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#2 15 years ago

hey man sometimes it happens with new graphics drivers it happens to me in GTA SA when i play with old drivers it run and when i updated the drivers it gave me error mesages so better to keep it up with old one's.




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#3 15 years ago
Glugkilleri just updated my drivers and started up half life 2 but when i got to the main menu the game crashed and an error message came up saying {failed to set video mode-resetting to defaults game will now restart with the new video settings} then it restarts again and crashes at the main menu again with an error message saying {failed to set video mode this game has a minimum requirement of directx 7.0 compatible hardware} it keeps doing this every time i try to start hl2 plz could someone help it has never done this before.

is the driver that u updated 2 the Nvidia Forceware version 77.72? im pretty sure it is, because that is not compatible with Half-Life 2. You're going to have to go back to an older version like i had to.




gangstar786

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#4 15 years ago

for older drivers, go to www.guru3d.com. i had this same problem about a week ago. the thread is still on these forums.




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#5 15 years ago

Don't double post, please.




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#6 15 years ago

I have the same problem, but do I have to get a specific older driver or just any older version?




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#7 15 years ago

use the last one that worked


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#8 15 years ago

If you have XP then do "Roll back driver"