World of Warcraft on Bootcamp problem!

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

  1. Nickols12345 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    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. jakeguy99 macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2007
    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. Nickols12345 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010

    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 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. Gepper macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Have you tried running it in OS X?
  5. senc01a macrumors regular

    May 31, 2007
    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 (supposing you have one of the newest laptops), download the appropiate drivers, install them and restart.
    That should work!

    Good luck!
  6. Nickols12345 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    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. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    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. Nickols12345 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    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.

Share This Page