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Post by Mark_IV » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:21 pm

When I try to open BZFlag, I get the message

NIVIDA OpenGl Driver

NIVIDA display driver files from a different (incompatible) versions of the driver have been detected.

NIVIDA OpenGL acceleration is disabled in order to maintain system stability.

To resolve this problem, update the NVIDIA display driver. The latest driver is available at http://www.nvidia.com


This didn't happen this morning, yesterday, the day before so on. Whats NVIDIA, and why do I need to update it, if this morning the same version worked fine. I can't open 2.0.16 or 2.0.14 (My only 2 versions)

Does anyone have an answer>?

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Re: NVIDIA

Post by Dr Robotnik » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:54 pm

nVidia is the manufacturer of your video card. Updating the driver will bring more speed to your graphics in your PC.
ATi/AMD and nVidia are the major designers of video controllers. To get the new driver you will need to know the kind of nVidia video controller you have.
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Re: NVIDIA

Post by enrico123 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:56 am

Dr Robotnik wrote:ATi/AMD and nVidia are the major designers of video controllers. To get the new driver you will need to know the kind of nVidia video controller you have.
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Re: NVIDIA

Post by dereliction of duty » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:25 pm

radeon is an ATI (soon to be called just AMD) graphic chip.

Mark_IV, you may want to consider uninstalling your current nvidia driver, then upgrading.

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Re: NVIDIA

Post by blast » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:51 pm

Also, in case you did, never install the video drivers you find in Windows Update. They suck, and generally (or always?) do not accelerate OpenGL.
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Re: NVIDIA

Post by Mark_IV » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:10 pm

Sorry, I was on a 3 day hike (Ughhhhhh so sore) I just open BZ without a problem. I don't know what, as I didn't update anything. I'm just confused, but happy that BZ works again.

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Re: NVIDIA

Post by Dr Robotnik » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:54 pm

You should update to the latest drivers for your video card. You will see better performance. If on Windows, right click on the desktop and open Display Properties. This will tell you somewhere the type of card. (Ah yes now I remember, the resolution setting) Then go to nvidia's website, and download the newest driver and install it.
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