I finally got round to buying minecraft. However, when i attempt to install it I get this message: ----------------------- Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers. --- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 -------- Generated 07/10/10 15:37 Minecraft: Minecraft Alpha v1.1.2_01 OS: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1 Java: 1.6.0_21, Sun Microsystems Inc. VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc. LWJGL: 2.4.2 [failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)] org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method) at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52) at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185) at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:311) at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856) at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784) at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765) at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:196) at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:554) at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) --- END ERROR REPORT 99798852 ---------- As far as I can tell my drivers are fully updates then again I don't have a graphics card but it's never stopped me from playing other games before. This kind of shit not only confuses me but also angers me.
By "don't have a graphics card", I assume you mean it's an Intel integrated graphics chipset. In that case, perhaps Intel graphics may not support OpenGL.
Also, Minecraft is wicked fun. I just bought it yesterday as well. =p
Great...rub it in my face lol. After ages of searching I've found it it doesnt support intergrated intel graphics chipset. I'm not a computer person...what can I do to 'replace' it? Like buy a graphics card or something.
I've got a dell dimension DC051 apparently it's casing is awkward or something. I'm not looking for anything fancy just some generic reliable graphics card that will fix this problem. Any ideas?
I assume this thing has PCIe...in any case, just get a cheap dedicated graphics card, maybe an nVidia 9400GT or something. Minecraft doesn't exactly demand much from your hardware; I'm running it on my netbook with an Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU and nVidia ION (9400m) integrated graphics.
If your case is too small, you may wish to look into low-profile cards, which are designed to take less space than normal cards. And I believe the 9400GT does not require its own power supply, but don't quote me on that.
Well that sounds all very nice and all...but if I look any up I will be lost on the first sentence of the 'details'. Can anyone recommend one that will definately work? Just looking for a low profile generic one. I've been meaning to upgrade my computer for years however I've always been confused by the graphics cards...
I think neither the 5570 nor the GT240 require external power, and both would perform better than the 9400GT. I can't find any specs or dimensions for the system you listed, but I'll assume that if it has a PCIe slot it'll fit at least the 5570.
how do you install them and whats a PCIe slot look like? Sorry I have no idea
Google and download Everest. Have a look at your motherboard specs from there, and check that you do in fact have PCI-E (PCI-Express).
You don't really need to know what it looks like... but basically, it looks like a PCI slot - the slot which you're likely to have more of, and thus be able to compare to - except it starts a few milimeters back, and is longer, usually with a little tab on the end to release something that's already in there. It's going to be the only slot that your graphics card will line up with.
Since I can't seem to find consistent specs for your machine anywhere, measure one of the slots at the back of your computer, see how long it is. That'll tell us whether you do in fact need a low-profile card. They'll just be narrow metal plates covering them, and you could have anywhere from three to seven, one beneath the other.
This is a PCIe slot:
If you can, it'll probably also be helpful if you can open up your PC and take a photo.
I cant see one of them although I do have those white thingies if that helps...I'll post a pic tomorrow as I've got stuff to do now. One other problem...I've been told before that my computer case is awkward or something and won't let a large version on it...I dunno I'll show you in the pic
Thanks for the help btw guys, I've been trying to get this sorted for years.