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rplinico 07-14-2011 01:25 PM

Critical Error - Failed display Setup! - Please Help
I have been playing the game fine on my laptop and now all the sudden i am getting this critical error pop-up message when I click on the icon to start the game. :mad:

Can anyone help me out. i have uninstalled and reloaded the game on laptop several times with same critical error results. Help Me!!!!!! :confused:

thanks in advance.


Shadow 07-14-2011 01:37 PM

Some things you can try:
1) Delete your user.cfg file to get all of the settings back to their defaults. Where this file is depends on your OS.
2) Update your graphics drivers
3) Update to the latest version of DirectX
4) Play in a window instead (this involves changing the r_fullscreen setting in user.cfg to 0).

rplinico 07-14-2011 02:41 PM

how do I find user.cfg file??? I searched pc and no file found.

I updated to DirectX 11 still have critical error after reboot.

how and where do I update graphics drivers for Dell Laptop Studio?

Game was working fine for about a month, and just started with critical error message last week.

thanks again

Shadow 07-14-2011 02:47 PM

Assuming you are using Vista or Win7 the user.cfg file is located in C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Depths of Peril\User

BTW, AppData is by default a hidden directory.

Upgrading your graphics drivers depends on what specific graphics card you have in your laptop.

rplinico 07-14-2011 02:57 PM

where do i find the specific graphic drivers I have on my Dell laptop????

Maledictus 07-15-2011 09:16 AM

Best thing to do would be to get to the Dell website and locate the specs for your PC.
Look here for more info:

In the old days every Dell PC had a unique number that you could type in at the website and you'd get your personal support page with drivers etc. I'm not sure if it still works that way, but in my experience contacting Dell (over the years I've bought about 6 PCs through Dell) is a very easy thing to do and they're very helpful. Look at the support page for details.

It might also have something to do with the OpenAL drivers, read through this and see if that helps:
Although I suppose that your problem isn't really connected to that, given the error message you seem to get.

Finally, nothings just simply stops working, there's always a reason. Think back: did you install anything before DoP stopped working, did you change anything? Even the most insignificant thing can mess things up.

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