Gsb will not run


#1

Was playing gsb on computer today now it will not run unstalled and restalled gsb now I am getting this error
CreateDevice failed again
15/5/2011 - 3::51 - Failed to initialise 3D Engine:…\src\Game.cpp 336
15/5/2011 - 3::51 - WARNING: Desktop Screen Resolution is below MinScreenHeight
15/5/2011 - 3::51 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL
15/5/2011 - 3::51 - CreateDevice
15/5/2011 - 3::51 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL
15/5/2011 - 3::51 - CreateDevice failed again
15/5/2011 - 3::51 - Failed to initialise 3D Engine:…\src\Game.cpp 336

Help please thank you


#2

I got this same error. Go to Users -> my documents -> my games -> GSB -> prefs.ini

change the W to 1024
H to 768 and try running it.

That brings me to my problem - I’ve gotten this far and the game is on the main screen, but when I click on the main window it crashes. I do not see any menu options either.


#3

Ouch. :frowning:


#4

anything useful in the debug logs ?


#5

I managed to fix that problem.

Got another one though: I’m running GSB through steam but have bought the expansions through Gamersgate. Trying to run the campaign it asks for my online code etc. When I put in the key from Steam, it tells me its invalid.


#6

the code will definitely be valid. it is in this format (do NOT post it here)

XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X

If you find it, and you get an error with that code, then it means it is being blocked by a firewall somewhere, so make sure the game is allowed through.


#7

Thanks for the reply Cliffski.

I fixed my problem by entering the code into GSB in the format XXXXXXXXXXXXX

IOW, I did NOT hit the ‘-’ [dash] key myself and it validated ok.