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Cant Play Minecraft

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    windows 8 release preview/windows 7 starter

    Cant Play Minecraft

    I try to play minecraft but it keeps giving me "bad video card drivers!" message.
    Heres what it looks like:

    Bad video card drivers!

    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 7/6/12 5:36 PM

    Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.5
    OS: Windows NT (unknown) (x86) version 6.2
    Java: 1.7.0_05, Oracle Corporation
    VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
    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(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:236)
    at Source)
    --- END ERROR REPORT 354f73a9 ----------

    I tried updating my drivers but it says the newest one is inconpatible with windows 8.
    Here are my video card specs:
    Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0)

    Please help,

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 3
    windows 8 release preview/windows 7 starter

    I have tried bypassing the error with many methods, but none worked.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    Well try looking on the intel site for beta windows 8 drivers. A lot of companies DO have beta drivers for download but they may not bein the normal places. Might be hidden on a "Beta" page or something.

    For stock intel drivers off the windows install, that is exactly the same kind of error you get with almost /any/ game. You really do need to install the "real" drivers. Hopefully Intel has some betas available to try out.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    windows 8 release preview/windows 7 starter

    i looked and they only have 2 beta drivers out so far and they are for new advanced video cards. what i am looking for is a bypass method or if its ok to try to install a updated window 7 driver.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview AND Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Dual Boot)

    Ok, my advice would be to do one of two things:
    1. dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8
    2. install the windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode. This is NOT guaranteed to work at all! It worked with my ATI Radeon graphics card, but that does not mean that Intel will be the same way!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6

    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 Pro x64(!)

    That error is self-explanatory. The default drivers that come as default(even for ATI Radeon or nVidia) do not support OpenGL. Update to the Windows 7 or(if available) the Windows 8 Beta drivers.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7

    12.8 Catalyst version (released 15-Aug) fixes this Minecraft problem. My grandson was quite happy.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8

    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

    Yes, but what about Intel drivers?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9

    Posts : 13
    Windows XP and Windows 7 Home Primimum

    This is a horrible game.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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