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Windows 7: Counter Strike 1.6

20 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
Counter Strike 1.6

I just installed Windows 7 today and I love it except for this 1 problem. When I run counter strike it runs in software mode. I want to run the game in openGL. I have an ATI Sapphire x1650 pro and I use to run the game with constant 100fps. When I change it to openGL it won't let me and it says it doesnt support the specified video. If anyone knows how to solve this problem Answer back!!!

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28 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7

I have the exact same problem and I use a Radeon X1950 PRO, I have not yet been able to find a solution to this problem. I've tried using the windows XP SP 2 compability mode without any success. I've also tried using D3D and I end up by being given the same error message. If anyone has been able to solve this issue, please post it!
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30 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM x64

afaik, opengl does not work in vista or 7 ( might be wrong) but tbh, software mode should work fine, just make sure you have the latest drivers installed. I get a constant 100 fps with software mode.
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31 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x86

In my case, playng urban terror 4.1 (opengl too), i disabled the desktop composition and it makes the game runs fine. But not so cool yet.

Im looking for a better solution...
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31 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

Well, I don't know a solution for ATI's but I know one for Nvidia:

Credits goes to ambientmf.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ambientmf View Post
Found a solution, couldn't find the original link where I found it though.
It requires using RivaTuner.
You can download RivaTuner here.
Note: I'm a nvidia user so I'm not too sure if this can extend to integrated graphics users and/or ATI.

Go to OpenGL Settings under Driver Settings in the Main Rivatuner window.
Under the Back / depth buffering tab, change the Back buffer flipping mode from "Auto select" to "Block transfer".
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07 Sep 2009   #6

win 7

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08 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7

Hey I just updated the Catalyst drivers (updated 28/08 2009) Which must have been like just a few days after I made my post. Works totally fine now! There is the solution for everyone who might be having the same problem!
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09 Oct 2009   #8

windows 7

I had same problem, but after install windows 7, i did not install video card driver for this windows, so I went to website and I've downloaded driver for Windows 7 x64 y everything its ok and running great
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11 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Guys I dont think the problem will ever go away from yall.
Ati Has discontinued support on those cards as well as my x550.
They are now legacy hardware according to ATI.
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11 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
Better than what I've got

My CS 1.6 won't run. When I start it, it brings up the main CS screen with the 2 guys and no text. Also, the task bar is showing.

I have the 8.593.100.0 drivers for my Radeon 9550 without the CCC installed.

I also have tried putting -autoconfig into boot options, and still no luck.

Any suggestions?

EDIT: I am using the legacy drivers. Are these drivers even meant for gaming or do they just allow you to use high res and Aero? Also, CSS runs, but has black border on top and right sides(also runs like crap).
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