Topic Title: Bad Video Driver - trying to play Minecraft
Topic Summary: Minecraft, Bad Video Driver
Created On: 10/01/2013 09:54 AM
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 10/01/2013 09:54 AM
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My video driver is up-to-date according to AMD site and updater. I have tried numerous attempts to run Minecraft and still get the same error message "Bad Video Driver, Pixel format not accelerated"


I have the Radeon X1650 video card and does fine for - WoW, Doom3, and various other high graphic games that I play, so therefore I do not get why Minecraft will not run as well.


Any clues out there?



Windows 7 Sp1 64 bit

Radeon X1650

3GB Ram

2TB Hard drive space

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 10/01/2013 12:52 PM
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That card is not supported for Windows 7 as the card is too old, also your card doesn't meet the min spec for Minecraft which is OpenGL 2.1 not OpenGL 2.0

 11/28/2013 12:02 PM
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I had the exact same problem while setting up a new (refurbished) Dell 755 MT for daughter and re-installing her Minecraft.Dell 755 MTIntel Core 2 Duo4 gb Ram160 GB HDWin7 Pro x64ATI x1650 add on video cardAfter reading all these posts everywhere that Minecraft would not work on an ATI x1650 (which I knew it would because that is what she was using before the new Dell) and Win7,  I continued pulling my hair out to find a solution.Here is what I found out:ATI Catalyst has to be installed and running or OpenGL will not load.Although it is recommended everywhere to install Catalyst 10.2, I could not get it to install correctly.  Others say to use 9.2 or 9.1.  I could not get ANY version of Catalyst to install correctly.Please note: These were the Catalyst drivers from ATI/AMD itself and other MS certified sites.I found ATI Catalyst 9.11 Legacy drivers that DO FINALLY INSTALL correctly. viruses, Pup's or Trojans detected.Uninstall ALL traces of ATI drivers. (I use Revo Uninstaller to remove all traces).Uninstall .NETRebootReinstall .NETInstall 9-11_legacy_vista32-64_dd_ccc.exe that was downloaded from the above link.That's It!Hope this helps! 
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