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    Default HP-G56 Driver needed to play Minecraft

    Hello I recently installed windows 8 but everything works fine except from when I go to play minecraft I get this error:
    Bad video card drivers!
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    Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
    This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.



    --- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 60e50b27 --------
    Generated 4/5/12 12:29 PM

    Minecraft: Minecraft 1.1
    OS: Windows NT (unknown) (amd64) version 6.2
    Java: 1.7.0_03, Oracle Corporation
    VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
    LWJGL: 2.4.2
    [failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]

    org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelForma t(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat (WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(Windo wsDisplay.java:185)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java :311)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(Minecraft.java:29 5)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(Minecraft.java: 624)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
    --- END ERROR REPORT 518e399b ----------

    If anyone could help me i would be very grateful

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    Default re: HP-G56 Driver needed to play Minecraft

    Have you checked the web site of your graphics card manufacturer to see if they might have some updated drivers? Unfortunately it seems the graphics card manufacturers haven't been jumping on the Win 8 band wagon in droves. There have been a series of problems with graphics drivers.

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    Default re: HP-G56 Driver needed to play Minecraft

    I looked on the hp website for the driver update but it only has windows 7 so I tried that but I came up with minimum requirements arnt met

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    Default re: HP-G56 Driver needed to play Minecraft

    May not be able to play that game with that graphics card, sorry.

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    Default re: HP-G56 Driver needed to play Minecraft

    ahh fair enough :L

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    Default Re: HP-G56 Driver needed to play Minecraft

    I see that you have AMD.
    Have you looked at this? It may help.

    AMD Catalyst
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 04-16-2012 at 07:56 AM.

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    Default Re: HP-G56 Driver needed to play Minecraft

    The Windows 8 installer does NOT install specific drivers for each piece of hardware, instead it loads a "Compatible" driver that most closely resembles the actual driver. Older drivers, like for previous OS's, usually will not work with Win-8.

    That's why they call this "TESTING"! Trying to install games that require advanced Video Drivers is NOT a good idea.

    That's also why we have said over and over again, that Win-8 should NEVER be loaded over the top of your main OS, because of the hardware incompatibilities and very short life expectancy of this OS.
    When Win-8/CP dies, later this year, you have NO options except to delete it completely and install another OS.

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    Default Re: HP-G56 Driver needed to play Minecraft

    If you have the proper driver for Windows 7 try loading that. That's what I did for my NVIDIA card.
    Joe

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