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Old 01-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Crash on Startup "GLW: no valid pixel format"

I just bought Space Trader and can't seem the game to start up. Before I even get into the game the Space Trader Console pops up and displays this,


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Compiled on Nov 20 2008 at 15:57:42 win_msvc-x86-debug Nov 20 2008

----- FS_Startup -----
mounting 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/space trader/st'...
mounting 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/space trader/st'...
mounting 'C:/Users/GeoMetro/Documents/st/st'...
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2661 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
couldn't exec stxp.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
----- STEAM INIT -----
Client Steam ID: 76561197981289630
----- STEAM API INIT COMPLETE -----
...detecting CPU, found Intel Pentium III

------- Input Initialization -------
No window for DirectInput mouse init, delaying
Joystick is not active.
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----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
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language: en-US
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
Initializing OpenGL subsystem
...GLW_ChoosePFD( 32, 24, 8 )
...36 PFDs found
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
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----- STEAM Shutdown -----
GLW: no valid pixel format


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Has anyone else experienced this issue?
I'm using Windows 7 x64, my gfx drivers are up to date as well as my sound drivers.

Thanks!
 
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:48 AM   #2
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exactly the same problem hee...my brothers geforce 4 mx works with it but my computer is better...ive updated the gfx and sound
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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Nobody even has an idea on how to fix this?
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:20 PM   #4
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Try running Steam as Admin. I use Win 7 64bit no issues. GTX 295 i7 975.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:35 PM   #5
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Try running Steam as Admin. I use Win 7 64bit no issues. GTX 295 i7 975.
Thank you so much! It seems that your solution fixed the problem.
All I had to do is run steam as admin(even though I was on an admin account in windows 7(x64).

Thanks again!
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:08 AM   #6
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I get this error as well, even when I run as Admin and I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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