On the advice of my room mate, and a video card rating site, I switched from an nVidia card to an ATI card. He was getting a new one, and it was an upgrade for me (according to the rateing site).
Since I 'upgraded' to the new card, I've been having tremendous difficulty getting this card to function with Minecraft.
I am able to play other games, like league of Legends, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Multi Player and Wizard101, but every time I try to run minecraft i get the following error log:
[quote]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 21/04/13 11:18 AM
-- System Details --
Minecraft Version: 1.5.1
Operating System: Windows 7 (amd64) version 6.1
Java Version: 1.7.0_09, Oracle Corporation
Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
Memory: 407282704 bytes (388 MB) / 514523136 bytes (490 MB) up to 954466304 bytes (910 MB)
JVM Flags: 2 total; -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
AABB Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
Suspicious classes: No suspicious classes found.
IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
OpenGL: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
Is Modded: Probably not. Jar signature remains and client brand is untouched.
Type: Client (map_client.txt)
Texture Pack: Default
Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
Vec3 Pool Size: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]
org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT fcbb7e81 ----------[/quote]
I need Minecraft to work because I'm a co-owner of a server. My presence is required.
I have downloaded and installed Catalyst versions from 8.0 to 13.whatever, and 9.1 was suggested by another site. All except the latest Catalyst (Which doesn't even support this card) install without fail. All others 'stop working' after I click the Install button.
I've even gone deeper into the C:\ATI or C:\AMD folder and run the setup from the 'bin' folder ('bin64' crashes as stated above).
It doesn't matter what I do it seems to not want to work. Here are the steps I took with the install that actually worked.
1. Remove old drivers from Microsoft found on Device Manager.
2. Run C:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_13.3_Beta3\Setup.exe as Administrator.
3. Do a little dance when it didn't crash / stop working
4. Restart my machine.
5. Run Minecraft and hold my breath.
6. Pull out some more hair when it crashed.
7. Have a 'breath of fresh air'.
8. Come here to post the issue.
If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know. I'm starting to go bald...
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