View Full Version : Fatal Graphics Error-PLEASE HELP!!

03-30-2011, 06:29 PM
I need some help. Every time I try running MTW2 through steam on my computer I get the error "Fatal Graphics Error...normally caused by setting graphics too high...etc"
Here are the steps I have taken to try solving the problem (not in any particular order):
1. disabling UAC
2. deleting medieval.preferences.cfg
3. downloaded latest dx9.0c files for win7.
4. updated my drivers for my graphics card.
5. selecting steam and/or medieval 2 to run under Win Xp compatibility mode with "run as administrator" checked off. tried selecting vista option as well.
6. restarting my computer.
7. changing my desktop resolution and effects to a lower setting.
8. Reinstalling mtw2 after deleting the entire folder.
9. Installed latest windows update

I have tried various combinations of these steps but i still can't start the game and keep getting the error message.
Here are my computer specs:
AMD Phenom II 955 Quad Core 3.2GHZ
8 gig ram DDR3
ATI HD 6570 with 1 gig dedicated memory.
Win7 home premium 64-bit

Also, I have been able to run RTW with mods with no problems along with Shogun 2.
My laptop running 32-bit Vista runs MTW2 with no problems.
Its specs are"
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 2.0GHZ
3 gig ram
Ati Mobility HD2600 512mb.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This problem has been mentioned before in previous threads but the solutions haven't worked for me.