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    Error when trying to play SDL mods

    Post by Schabbs on Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:51 pm

    I received the following email:

    My computer donīt run the Wolfenstein 3D games that use SDL version. Appear a message "unable to init SDL: no available video device".
    Do you know some way to solve it?


    Can anyone help with this?










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    Re: Error when trying to play SDL mods

    Post by Andy on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:14 am

    I get that intermittently, usually if I try to run it from a full-screen command prompt, but not always. I have no idea why it happens. And I've only seen it happen on my Win98 machine.

    My suggestion is to keep trying to launch the game, and try different methods: double-click on the EXE from explorer, create a shortcut, start it from a windowed command prompt, etc.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Error when trying to play SDL mods

    Post by WolferCooker on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:37 am

    I have Windows 7, but I only get that message if I keep double clicking the EXE for the heck of it.

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    Re: Error when trying to play SDL mods

    Post by Tenamk on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:58 am

    That happens on my sister's computer. It has Win 7.



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    Re: Error when trying to play SDL mods

    Post by jayngo26 on Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:54 am

    Hmm. I have never had that problem. Both my computers run XP.

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