Halo startup Problem

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by LocKStocK, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    Sup, I've just gone out and splashed £35 on Halo for the PC
    (they saw me coming;))
    However, when I try and start the game, it comes up with an
    error message:

    A problem has occured initializing Direct3D. Hardware acceleration
    may have been disabled.

    System Specs:

    AMD XP 2400
    512 PC2100 RAM
    ATI 3D Prophet 128mb gfx (Dx.9 - 3.6 Catalysts)
    Asus A7V8X Mobo (VIA 4.48)
    Windows XP SP1

    Anybody know a way round this one?
    I know for a fact my hardware acceleration is active:confused:
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    change the shortcut to match ur res and refresh rate..

    my trial shortcus looks like

    >> "K:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Trial\halo.exe" -vidmode 1280,960,85
     
  3. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    Haha! Sweet as u like!!:D
    Cheers mate, that did the trick!
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    [​IMG] nice 1
     
  5. Doom

    Doom OSNN Senior Addict

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    I had that problem with halo as well. I sussed it out a little different though. I was using nv refresh tool and that was the cause. I changed to refresh lock and that did the trick for me.