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I have been happily using ePSXe on XP for a while. I did a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit this morning and now ePSXe will not load. I have configured all my plugins in exactly the same way but it gives me the error message:

No WGL Extensions!

It then crashes. There's nothing wrong with my plugins and I have the latest version. I have tried adding it to the allow list for DEP as suggested in another post and that didn't make a difference. Any more ideas?

Here is my video config:

Plugin: Pete's OpenGL2 Driver 2.9
Author: Pete Bernert
Card vendor: Microsoft Corporation
GFX card: GDI Generic

Resolution/Color:
- 640x480 Window mode
- Internal X resolution: 1
- Internal Y resolution: 1
- Keep psx aspect ratio: off
- No render-to-texture: off

- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- TexWin pixel shader: off
- VRam size: 0 MBytes

Framerate:
- FPS limitation: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: Auto

Compatibility:
- Offscreen drawing: 2
- Framebuffer effects: 3
- Framebuffer uploads: 1

Misc:
- Scanlines: off
- Mdec filter: on
- Screen filtering: on
- Shader effects: 0/1
- Flicker-fix border size: 0
- GF4/XP crash fix: on
- Game fixes: off [00000000]
 

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but how is that possible?
because you didn't install it

What exactly am I missing?
who knows, i don't know anything about your computer, other then the fact a fully functional display driver is not installed.
 

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While your reply was a bit on the snarky side, you hit the nail right on the head. I'm not sure what happened, but reinstalling my video driver fixed the problem.

Thanks for your time.
 

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I agree with the above poster. Although the information Squall provided was indeed helpful, I find the smug nature with which he answered the question to be repugnant. I hope you do not treat your real life acquaintances in this manner, much like your namesake! Hohoho, my apologies good ser, but I assure you I jest.
Best regards,
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You bumped a 6 month old thread to what?

Only thing I see you doing is flaming Squall!

Have you read the rules to know flaming on this site is not on?
 

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Wow Squall-Leonhart, you really are a smug *******, just like the real Squall! That Squall has friends and a girlfriend though
If you got any complaints about personal attacks you are free to report posts. Reviving an old thread to flame someone who has just helped out someone else is not done. Besides, this is Squall in a nice mood.
 

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video driver?

I'm sorry, but I don't know what this stuff is. What's a video driver? Is it different than the video plug in? I think I have the same problem as this guy, I have windows 7 and epsxe 1.7.0. It just comes up with a black screen whenever I try to run an ISO. Also, the BIO does run, I don't know what that would mean though.

The ISO I'm running is FF VII, and I already put it in .bin format, so I don't think the problem is game compatibility. Everything I've read says that FF VII is compatible with pretty much any plug in or emulator.

Any help would be appreciated, or direction to a thread that already addressed this issue that I missed.
 

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You bumped an old dead thread for this???
 

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I'm sorry, but I don't know what this stuff is. What's a video driver? Is it different than the video plug in? I think I have the same problem as this guy, I have windows 7 and epsxe 1.7.0. It just comes up with a black screen whenever I try to run an ISO. Also, the BIO does run, I don't know what that would mean though.

The ISO I'm running is FF VII, and I already put it in .bin format, so I don't think the problem is game compatibility. Everything I've read says that FF VII is compatible with pretty much any plug in or emulator.

Any help would be appreciated, or direction to a thread that already addressed this issue that I missed.
A video driver is a piece of software that let's Windows interact with your hardware.

A video plug-in is just a file the program (ePSXe, in this case) uses to take care of the video part of emulation for the program.

The video plug-in is part of the program (ePSXe) itself. Your video drivers are part of your system itself.

Unless you're getting this...
Card vendor: Microsoft Corporation
GFX card: GDI Generic
...for those two lines (or if it says, say, Intel, nVidia, or ATi [there's other possibilities beyond those three] in some way instead), then you don't have this problem. Microsoft doesn't make PC video hardware, so if it says it's using a Microsoft provided driver, that means it's using the generic Windows one and your video drivers aren't installed (or corrupt and need reinstalled).

In any case, I doubt this is your problem, since the "Black screen when starting a game" seems more common. Can you run other stuff (games, if you have/play any) without trouble? If so, you likely have a different problem.

Post your plug-in settings (there's a button within the plug-in configuration to copy the data) and your PC hardware might help too (not all of it, just CPU, RAM, Video, and/or OS [though we know the latter]).
 

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Ok, I got silent hill to work, but FF VII still won't work, just a black screen. Maybe I just got a bad download or something.

Video plug in:
Plugin: Pete's OpenGL2 Driver 2.9
Author: Pete Bernert
Card vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
GFX card: AMD M860G with ATI Mobility Radeon 4100

Resolution/Color:
- 640x480 Window mode
- Internal X resolution: 1
- Internal Y resolution: 1
- Keep psx aspect ratio: off
- No render-to-texture: off

- Filtering: 0
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- TexWin pixel shader: off
- VRam size: 0 MBytes

Framerate:
- FPS limitation: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: Auto

Compatibility:
- Offscreen drawing: 2
- Framebuffer effects: 3
- Framebuffer uploads: 1

Misc:
- Scanlines: off
- Mdec filter: on
- Screen filtering: on
- Shader effects: 0/1
- Flicker-fix border size: 0
- GF4/XP crash fix: on
- Game fixes: off [00000000]

PC hardware
CPU: AMD Athlon II Dual Core M300 2.0GHz
RAM: 3 GB (2.75 usable)

Thanks, I appreciate the help, I'm going to try and redownload FF VII from a different link and see if it works then. If anyone wants to waste their time and give me some advice, I'd appreciate it, ha ha.
 

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Maybe I just got a bad download or something.

I'm going to try and redownload FF VII from a different link and see if it works then.
No more help for you
 

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As DS said, we [rules]don't support pirated copies[/rules]. Not only is it illegal, but many of them are of questionable quality. Also, your issue was unrelated to the original one, which has since been resolved.

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