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  • #18350
    ironcladcc2224
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    Hello! I bought Train Fever a while ago, and just installed it now after finishing RAGE and freeing space (i should get ride of some more old games…) It says OpenGL context creation failed, please update video card drivers. I’m all up to date, i have just the onboard basic video setup for my Toshiba Satellite, it plays everything perfectly, but won’t play this. All the threads i’ve been reading through, everyone has fancy nVidia cards and what not. I know the “most common problems” thread says that it’s probably that I don’t have a powerful enough setup, but that seams kinda off. Maybe i’m just dumb. Help?

    #18353
    mikael
    Member

    Try to have a look at the problem with the notebooks using the wrong graphics card.

    First make sure your notebook does reach the minimal specs needed to run Train Fever.

     
    What technical data does your Toshiba Satellite have? 

    #18363
    ironcladcc2224
    Participant

    what top-down game could warrant this much graphic intensity?

    Yep

    #18366
    mikael
    Member

    I’ve researched your notebook specs and could only find some models with an Intel HD 3000 graphics chip. This does not meet the minimal specs for Train Fever. You need atleast a Nvidia GeForce 8800 512 MB / ATI Radeon HD 3850 512 MB or anything with more power.

    #18372
    ironcladcc2224
    Participant

    wellllllllll damn

    that kinda sucks

    thanks for your help, mate.

    #20543
    jv7
    Participant

    Glad I found this info Mikael. I just downloaded the game and I have a

    ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

    I’m also trying to play another game that says I need Shader 3.0. Would the card you named take care of this problem also?

    Thanks

     

     

    #20544
    Tom
    Keymaster

    The cards Mikael mentioned are no longer sold. Also please note, that they represent the absolute minimum required to run Train Fever (and other games), not the optimum.

    I´m not a hardware expert, so this is my personal opinion, on which other people might disagree, but at the moment I would suggest looking for a Radeon R7 250X or 260X as – again – a minimum for current games. If you can spend more consider a Radeon R7 370 or a GeForce GTX 950.

    To my best knowledge they should support at least OpenGL 4.4 and Shader Model 5.0. Please double check with your vendor that your current PC is capable of running the card.

    Also, in some cases a update to the latest driver version enables an older card to use a newer OpenGL versions or Shader Models.

    Tom

    #20545
    jv7
    Participant

    Thanks so much for your help. Tom. It is really appreciated.

     

    #20546
    jv7
    Participant

    Above is a screenshot of what I have, and here are the requirements for the Radeon R7 370:

    PCI Express based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
    500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended.
    600W power supply (or greater) with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire technology in dual mode.
    The operation of AMD CrossFire technology in dual mode requires a second AMD Radeon R7 360 graphics card and an AMD CrossFire Ready motherboard.
    Minimum 4GB of system memory 8GB (or more) system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire technology.
    Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display. Latest AMD Catalyst software also available at http://www.amd.com/catalyst
    DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD.
    Blu-ray playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc.

    My question now is, can my system can handle it?

     

    #20548
    Tom
    Keymaster

    Hello!

    From what I can tell your system has a PCI x16 2.0 slot. The R 370 (and any other modern card) require a PCI x16 3.0 slot, but usually still runs in a 2.0 slot with reduced performance. I have to stress, that it >should< run (most vendors claim it will), but there is no guarantee. Tom

    #20551
    jv7
    Participant

    OK, thanks again Tom. Looks like the only thing to do is order it and see. I’ll let you know how I make out.

    #20571
    jv7
    Participant

    I just put the new card in, no problem, then got a message saying “no signal”.

    Took the new card back out and put the old one back in and got the same message.

    I’be contacted the manufacturer but they haven’t gotten back to me.

    Any ideas?

    #20572
    Tom
    Keymaster

    I´m happy to help you out with a couple of suggestions. Please send me a quick email, it will make it easier for me to ask and answer. You can find the address on the about page: http://www.train-fever.com/about/urban-games/

    Tom

    #20600
    jv7
    Participant

    Many many thanks to Tom! He helped me out and got me going. Now I can enjoy this game, which looks pretty cool so far.

    Thank you, Tom!

    Jerry

    #20865
    jv7
    Participant

    Thought I would give you an update. Quite simply, everything is working fine and I really enjoy the game.

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