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#1 Angelshade00

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:10 PM

Hi, I just bought the original game (the one with the Starforce thingy) and I got so frustrated already.
After installing and being unable to play I looked around the net. After a little searching, I downloaded patched 1.2 (including 1.1) and 1.2.1 and installed them. Well after all that, when I try to run the game I get this message:
assert_fatal
ver: UFO: Aftershock version 1.2
file:C:\workdir\Src\libglview\core\BasicOglWnd.cpp line:203
wglChoosePixelFormatARB() failed!
and the OK button underneath which I am unable to click and must open the Task Manager in order to terminate the application. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

View PostAngelshade00, on 11th March 2012, 7:10pm, said:

file:C:\workdir\Src\libglview\core\BasicOglWnd.cpp line:203
wglChoosePixelFormatARB() failed!
Don't you have an Intel video card? That's even worse if it is integered in the pc.
Choose a decent Nvidia or AMD card to play 3D games with a pc.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

I'm playing on a laptop. So is there something I can do to fix this?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

Well then you might be screwed from the start as it is known that all UFO games are not friendly with mobile GPUs. Check readmes if your card is supported but highly doubted.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:48 AM

Just remembered that if ALTAR forums are down, StrategyCore is one of the very few places to get any info on UFO:After... games...

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

Great. I had no problems with Aftermath though. Just my luck I guess.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

Aftermath used different engine. AL and AS use the same but AL is improved and still they refused to support some mobile GPUs
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

This is an old post but I thought I'd share my experiences.

I also have a laptop but it has switchable graphics cards:  A low powered intel card and a slightly better Radeon hd6470M.

Even though I've set UFO.exe to use the "High Performance" video card in the Catalyst Control Centre, I also receive the wglChoosePixelFormatARB error.

I'm using the GOG version of Aftershock.

If anyone can help out, please let me know.  I don't care that much; I just play it on my desktop.  I'm mainly putting this here to warn people the game may not work on a laptop even though you've got something better than an Intel GPU.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:36 AM

I've checked my box and there it clearly says - "Game does not support integrated graphics cards nor mobile laptop solutions".

And I am surely to said at least once in this topic. I know that HD6470M is more modern than this game but If they say that mobile solutions are different than desktop ones then it doesn't matter. Your better option would be to contact GOG and ask them about mobile solutions and this game but I am sure they will not touch the code.
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