Serious Help Needed DIRECT X DIRECT 3D



AJC_UK_LONDON
07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
I would appreciate some help in order to actually get the chance to play this
"wonderful" game, Championship Manager 5.

My problem is that after I install and click on the icon ready to play. I
get a black screen with the message, "Direct 3D failed to initialise - please
check you have a compatable card and driver"

My dxdiag output (which includes system info) is listed below.

Also, I have checked for the latest graphics card drivers on the ATI and
Packard Bell website. Apparently I have the latest. Still no joy. Any help
would be most appreciated.

Please note that I have run the direct draw test and its ok. I have also run
the direct 3d tests and they are not ok - I do not see any spinning cube.

Any help would be gratefully received.

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System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 6/4/2005, 23:48:20
Machine name: ANDREW-PE7XCVQU
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
(2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NEC
System Model: J3
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
Processor: AMD Duron(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~700MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 227MB used, 199MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

------------
DxDiag Notes
------------
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

--------------------
DirectX Debug Levels
--------------------
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
---------------
Card name: ATI RAGE Mobility (NEC)
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies, Inc.
Chip type: ATI RAGE Mobility P/M AGP 2X (A21/2)
DAC type: ATI Internal DAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C4D&SUBSYS_80F61033&REV_64
Display Memory: 4.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: atidrab.dll
Driver Version: 5.01.2519.5012 (English)
DDI Version: 8
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/17/2001 14:55:58, 382592 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: atimpab.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/17/2001 12:48:56, 289664 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-0F0D-11CF-1760-21A9CAC2C835}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x4C4D
SubSys ID: 0x80F61033
Revision ID: 0x0064
Revision ID: 0x0064
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run


--
AJC - UK

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
Is the report correct? You only have 4mb of graphics memory? Exactly which
model of Packard Bell PC do you have? Are you sure your graphics chipset
supports 3D?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"AJC_UK_LONDON" <AJCUKLONDON@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DDFF0214-14B2-4C1E-91F2-EA66332513A1@microsoft.com...
>I would appreciate some help in order to actually get the chance to play
>this
> "wonderful" game, Championship Manager 5.
>
> My problem is that after I install and click on the icon ready to play. I
> get a black screen with the message, "Direct 3D failed to initialise -
> please
> check you have a compatable card and driver"
>
> My dxdiag output (which includes system info) is listed below.
>
> Also, I have checked for the latest graphics card drivers on the ATI and
> Packard Bell website. Apparently I have the latest. Still no joy. Any help
> would be most appreciated.
>
> Please note that I have run the direct draw test and its ok. I have also
> run
> the direct 3d tests and they are not ok - I do not see any spinning cube.
>
> Any help would be gratefully received.
>
> ------------------
> System Information
> ------------------
> Time of this report: 6/4/2005, 23:48:20
> Machine name: ANDREW-PE7XCVQU
> Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
> System Manufacturer: NEC
> System Model: J3
> BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
> Processor: AMD Duron(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~700MHz
> Memory: 256MB RAM
> Page File: 227MB used, 199MB available
> Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
> DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> DX Setup Parameters: Not found
> DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
>
> ------------
> DxDiag Notes
> ------------
> DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
> Display Tab 1: No problems found.
> Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
> Music Tab: No problems found.
> Input Tab: No problems found.
> Network Tab: No problems found.
>
> --------------------
> DirectX Debug Levels
> --------------------
> Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
> DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
> DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
> DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
> DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
> DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
> DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
>
> ---------------
> Display Devices
> ---------------
> Card name: ATI RAGE Mobility (NEC)
> Manufacturer: ATI Technologies, Inc.
> Chip type: ATI RAGE Mobility P/M AGP 2X (A21/2)
> DAC type: ATI Internal DAC
> Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C4D&SUBSYS_80F61033&REV_64
> Display Memory: 4.0 MB
> Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
> Monitor: Default Monitor
> Monitor Max Res:
> Driver Name: atidrab.dll
> Driver Version: 5.01.2519.5012 (English)
> DDI Version: 8
> Driver Attributes: Final Retail
> Driver Date/Size: 8/17/2001 14:55:58, 382592 bytes
> WHQL Logo'd: n/a
> WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
> VDD: n/a
> Mini VDD: atimpab.sys
> Mini VDD Date: 8/17/2001 12:48:56, 289664 bytes
> Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-0F0D-11CF-1760-21A9CAC2C835}
> Vendor ID: 0x1002
> Device ID: 0x4C4D
> SubSys ID: 0x80F61033
> Revision ID: 0x0064
> Revision ID: 0x0064
> Video Accel:
> Deinterlace Caps: n/a
> Registry: OK
> DDraw Status: Enabled
> D3D Status: Enabled
> AGP Status: Enabled
> DDraw Test Result: Not run
> D3D7 Test Result: Not run
> D3D8 Test Result: Not run
> D3D9 Test Result: Not run
>
>
> --
> AJC - UK
>

Rehan
07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
AJC_UK_LONDON wrote:
>
> My problem is that after I install and click on the icon ready to play. I
> get a black screen with the message, "Direct 3D failed to initialise - please
> check you have a compatable card and driver"
....

> ---------------
> Display Devices
> ---------------
> Card name: ATI RAGE Mobility (NEC)
> Manufacturer: ATI Technologies, Inc.
> Chip type: ATI RAGE Mobility P/M AGP 2X (A21/2)
> DAC type: ATI Internal DAC
> Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C4D&SUBSYS_80F61033&REV_64
> Display Memory: 4.0 MB
....

You only have Rage Mobility. What do you expect from this graphics chip?
This was released in 1998 and does not support any modern 3D
acceleration features.



--
Rehan
MS MVP (Digital Media)
www.rehanfx.org -- get effects & transitions for MM2

AJC_UK_LONDON
07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
oh, thanks. I didnt know how out of date I was.

my laptop is a PAckard Bell Easy One Dc. Is it possible to get a graphics
card upgrade in order to play new games?

Thanks for your advice.
--
AJC - UK


"Rehan" wrote:

> AJC_UK_LONDON wrote:
> >
> > My problem is that after I install and click on the icon ready to play. I
> > get a black screen with the message, "Direct 3D failed to initialise - please
> > check you have a compatable card and driver"
> ....
>
> > ---------------
> > Display Devices
> > ---------------
> > Card name: ATI RAGE Mobility (NEC)
> > Manufacturer: ATI Technologies, Inc.
> > Chip type: ATI RAGE Mobility P/M AGP 2X (A21/2)
> > DAC type: ATI Internal DAC
> > Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C4D&SUBSYS_80F61033&REV_64
> > Display Memory: 4.0 MB
> ....
>
> You only have Rage Mobility. What do you expect from this graphics chip?
> This was released in 1998 and does not support any modern 3D
> acceleration features.
>
>
>
> --
> Rehan
> MS MVP (Digital Media)
> www.rehanfx.org -- get effects & transitions for MM2
>

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
It's not possible to upgrade a notebook graphics chipset.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"AJC_UK_LONDON" <AJCUKLONDON@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C212BCF8-4055-42BA-A7DF-6F13B686EDDF@microsoft.com...
> oh, thanks. I didnt know how out of date I was.
>
> my laptop is a PAckard Bell Easy One Dc. Is it possible to get a graphics
> card upgrade in order to play new games?
>
> Thanks for your advice.
> --
> AJC - UK
>
>
> "Rehan" wrote:
>
>> AJC_UK_LONDON wrote:
>> >
>> > My problem is that after I install and click on the icon ready to play.
>> > I
>> > get a black screen with the message, "Direct 3D failed to initialise -
>> > please
>> > check you have a compatable card and driver"
>> ....
>>
>> > ---------------
>> > Display Devices
>> > ---------------
>> > Card name: ATI RAGE Mobility (NEC)
>> > Manufacturer: ATI Technologies, Inc.
>> > Chip type: ATI RAGE Mobility P/M AGP 2X (A21/2)
>> > DAC type: ATI Internal DAC
>> > Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C4D&SUBSYS_80F61033&REV_64
>> > Display Memory: 4.0 MB
>> ....
>>
>> You only have Rage Mobility. What do you expect from this graphics chip?
>> This was released in 1998 and does not support any modern 3D
>> acceleration features.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Rehan
>> MS MVP (Digital Media)
>> www.rehanfx.org -- get effects & transitions for MM2
>>
>


Serious Help Needed DIRECT X DIRECT 3D