Originally Posted by nuclearspecs
Because your laptop has an ATI GPU. ATI hardware has traditionally enjoyed a love-hate relationship with these games since the day they were released. None of my computers has an ATI GPU, so I don't know how to fix it. If those links in the second post don't help, or at least lead you to help, I don't know what you can do.
Originally Posted by Taskusorsa
I bought KoTOR from Steam. But after a few minutes of playing my computer just shut down.
Then I updated my graphics card drivers. Now when I try to play the game it just gives this nasty error message saying: "NVIDIA display driver files from different (incompatible) versions of the driver have been detected.
NVIDIA OpenGL acceleration is disabled in order to maintain system stability.
To resolve this problem, update the Nvidia display driver. The latest driver is available at nvidia.com."
swconfig gives the same error message.
Unfortunately, no, because you have the Steam version and they've made changes to the game to make it Vista-compatible (haha) that I can't account for. Sorry, but the best thing that you can do is ask Steam about this.
BTW, swconfig throws the same spiel about my drivers being out of date and failing as well, but KotOR 2 still runs fine. Here's my swinfo for reference:
Originally Posted by swinfo
ReportDateTime=6/27/2010 2:45:06 AM
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
CPUName=Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=468.88GB
E: (NTFS), UNICODE=927.01GB
Drives=Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S ATA Device,Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S ATA Device,TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B ATA Device,TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B ATA Device
Video Card Name=RDPDD Chained DD
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce 9600 GSO/PCI/SSE2
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Fail
Sound Card Namefirstname.lastname@example.org,%xfi.devicedesc%;Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM)
;Game Options from swkotor2.ini
Disable Intro Movies=0
Sound Effects Volume=85
Number 3D Voices=32
Number 2D Voices=32
Disable Vertex Buffer Objects=1
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