Diablo 1 won't load in Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by vtprinz, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. vtprinz macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2004
    I installed XP (SP2) onto my new 24" iMac today, and thought I'd load up the old Diablo game as I couldn't do it in OSX anymore (lost Classic support). However, after installing the game, when I try to load it up I get an error saying:

    "Diablo was unable to properly initialize your video card using DirectX."

    All DirectX and XP updates have been installed, so I don't know what the problem is. Any ideas?

    Edit: It also says:

    The error encountered while trying to initialize the video card was:

    Not implemented
    at: dx.cpp line 183
  2. hankolerd macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    try reinstalling dx. that's my only advice. if that doesn't work keep searching for a fix.:apple:
  3. ray_uk macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2005

    It might be worth trying the patch at the bottom of the page. Dont actually know if it will fix it but definitely worth a try.

  4. vtprinz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2004
    Yeah I thought that too but I already downloaded the patch and it didn't help. Thanks though. I've emailed Blizzard support about it so hopefully they'll respond.
  5. vtprinz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2004

    Finally got it working. I had to update the drivers from the ATI website. Unfortunately the first time I tried this route I stupidly tried to install the regular XP drivers (which don't work) because I didn't scroll down enough to see that there was a driver specifically for Boot Camped XP.

    Thanks for the help!

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