Error executing all programs

Hi all.

This error is happening with all Panda sample programs. My video card is a ATI Radeon 9600. With OpenGL, there’s a similar error checking color. How can I configure to accept this color format? Or how can I configure Panda to choose another color format?


DirectStart: Starting the game.
Warning: DirectNotify: category ‘Interval’ already exists
Known pipe types:
(3 aux display modules not yet loaded.)
:display:wgldisplay(error): SetPixelFormat(71) failed after window create
:display(error): Window wouldn’t open; abandoning window.
C:\Panda3D-1.3.2\direct\src\showbase\ RuntimeWarning: tp_compa
didn’t return -1, 0 or 1
if pipe.getType() == pipeType:
:display:wdxdisplay9(error): adapter #0 CheckDeviceType failed for surface fmt
:display:wdxdisplay9(error): adapter #0 CheckDeviceType failed for surface fmt
:display:wdxdisplay9(fatal): Can’t create any screen buffers, bailing out.
:display:wdxdisplay9(error): fatal: must be trying to create two fullscreen wi
ows: not supported
Assertion failed: _d3d_device != NULL, file panda/src/dxgsg9/dxGraphicsStateGu
dian9.cxx, line 2382

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application’s support team for more information.

Something seems mysteriously wrong–Panda’s not able to create a graphics context for your card.

You might try changing your desktop properties, for instance, reducing (or increasing) the number of colors, or reducing the desktop size. I don’t know if this will have an effect or not. You might also try running Panda in fullscreen mode.


My friend has something similar with running Panda3D, but it does run when you set the graphics mode to software in the config.prc file instead of hardware.

It seems that another user reported similar problems until he downgraded his graphics driver. Maybe the same solution would work here?


Well, I installed a driver that enable visualization in more than one monitor. This upgrades the driver that supported only 9600 to 9600/9700. I am using Windows 2000, that don’t have this feature.

I’ve got an ATI Radeon 9600 and have the same issue.

I’ll try and delve deaper tonight since nobody seams to have a clue how to fix this yet.