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Old Oct 3, 2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Dawn of War and the "Spooge" driver

Recently I downloaded the beta for the VMWare Fusion update, and one of the features was support for DirectX 9. I decided to try it out and installed Dawn of War, but when I tried to play it I got an error message saying the Spooge driver couldn't be found.

I haven't yet tried to run it under Boot Camp, so I'm wondering if this error may just be a result of using virtualization, since the DX9 support is still "experimental." What I'm more concerned about is that when I used Google to see if i could find anything a lot of people were getting the error because their graphics cards weren't supported.

For reference, I have a 2.33 GHz C2D MBP with an ATI Radeon X1600, so if my card isn't supported I think I'm pretty much up the creek. Thanks for any help.
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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I can confirm that Dawn of War works fine on both my iMac and Mac Mini with Bootcamp. If it runs on the Mini's onboard video, it should run on the X1600. I would run it under Bootcamp and see what happens. It sounds like a compatibility issue with emulation. Besides, it will run much faster under Bootcamp.
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 03:15 PM   #3
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I can confirm that Dawn of War works fine on both my iMac and Mac Mini with Bootcamp. If it runs on the Mini's onboard video, it should run on the X1600. I would run it under Bootcamp and see what happens. It sounds like a compatibility issue with emulation. Besides, it will run much faster under Bootcamp.
I know it'll run way better under bootcamp, really I'm doing it more to test out how well Fusion can do DX9

I did a bit more research and it may be that I have out of date drivers in Windows for my graphics card. I'll give it a try when I get home and see what happens.
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Old Oct 7, 2007, 05:54 PM   #4
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Alright, I tried it under Boot Camp, and I'm still getting the spooge driver issue, same as Fusion. I also tried updating my drivers, but the tool from ATI just says to look on my laptop manufacturer's website, and I don't think there's anything like that on Apple's website.

Anyone have any idea?
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Old Jan 28, 2008, 11:18 PM   #5
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Same Problem

I have tried Dawn of War in Boot camp and Fusion and I can't get it to run. I keep getting the spooge driver message. I have the newest imac. I believe it is using the ATI 2600 graphics card. Does anyone know how do I get it to work?
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Old Mar 11, 2008, 12:26 PM   #6
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Thought I would just put this here in case others stumble upon it in search of answers...

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....sageID=5718469

Not sure if its a solution yet...
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I used to have that problem on my PC, and I think I fixed it either by reinstalling and updating before I played, or by installing new drivers for my gfx card.
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Old Jul 14, 2008, 12:55 PM   #8
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It seems it's not a driver error, there is a text file with the wrong values in it somewhere. It's not a difficult fix:

http://wongwords.blogspot.com/2008/0...acbookpro.html
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