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World of Warcraft on Bootcamp problem!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Nickols12345, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Hey. I just finished patching WoW Wotlk on my MBP. But when I try to open the application it says "Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program.". If you need the macbook specs to give me a solution, they are on my signature. Plus i'm running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit. Any suggestion? :D
  2. macrumors regular


    Which graphics card are you using. If nvidia i would go to their website and properly update the drivers. make sure your system is up to date and all drivers are properly installed through the mac OSX install disc. Then go to the website and update your graphics drivers even further.
  3. macrumors newbie


    Yes, I am using Nvidia Geforce GT 330m. I thought that the installation of the drivers were the problem. So I uninstalled 64-bit and installed 32-bit. Then I properly install the drivers then went to apple.com and downloaded 32-bit 3.1 bootcamp. But still I can't run WoW, nor any other game. I've tried Avatar, Age of Mythology, Civilization IV and of course WoW. None of these run.

    Avatar is not responding
    Civ IV pops up an error
    Age of Mythology plays the main menu music but nothing appears on the screen
    WoW gives me an error too.

    I don't know what's going on, on my iMac, I have the same edition of Windows with all the drivers installed and it runs every game!

    Any advice?
  4. macrumors member

    Have you tried running it in OS X?
  5. macrumors regular

    You have not installed the proper video drivers.
    Reinsert the DVD 1 that came with your macbookpro on windows and run the installer.
    If you've already done and it still doesn't work go to www.nvidia.com (supposing you have one of the newest laptops), download the appropiate drivers, install them and restart.
    That should work!

    Good luck!
  6. macrumors newbie

    That's what I am doing right now. But Spore, Sims 3 and The Movies do work on OS X. So It's probably a software problem.

    I'm going to install the nvidia drivers and I'll see if it works. If it doesn't, I will proceed with a reinstallation of windows and see what I can do. If it does work, I'll still proceed with reinstallation of windows, to see if drivers for 64-bit windows work.

    Thanks :D
  7. macrumors 601


    Why bother, just run it in OSX . You might get a few more fps in windows but you will not notice the difference in WoW.

    No idea though why it will not run in bootcamp. The Worldofwarcraft forums are great and should be able to help.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Thank you everybody! I found what I did wrong! I installed outdated drivers from last years' Snow Leopard disk instead of the leopard disk which came with the macbook. So I could install 64-bit. I feel so embarassed :rolleyes:. Anyway, everybody thanks for your help, I appreciate it :D

    Well, I prefer not to occupy much of the OS X partition with games.

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