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Error - Unable to set the video mode
« on: September 22, 2010, 02:00:30 PM »
Hi everyone.

I just downloaded and installed C&C Tiberian Dawn and when I tried to launch it, the screen flashed black twice and an error box came up with the following: Error - Unable to set the video mode. Can anybody shed some light on what I should do? I'm running Vista 32 - bit if that helps.

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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 04:08:38 PM »
Restart your comp, worked for me. Hate this error.
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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 04:31:43 PM »
Cheers, I'll give it a try now

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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 04:45:58 PM »
Nope, no luck. Same error message

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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 04:56:04 PM »
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« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 04:57:46 PM by son of cathal »

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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 05:06:33 PM »
as i fellow Vista user i have two Words to say "Compatability Mode" try running the game in 98 compatability mode (if ofcourse you have tryed already)

loads of comaptability problems on vista can be fixed by running in compatability mode and/or running as admin
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 05:08:07 PM by Revolutionary »
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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 05:23:22 PM »
Nope, still no luck. Thanks anyway mate

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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 09:39:49 PM »
Try to update your video card driver and DirectX. You could also try changing the resolution the game uses from ccsetup.exe.

Also don't post multiple messages after each other the edit button is there for a reason!

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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 04:28:08 PM »
Did you update to 1.06b? Because 1024x768 should work for most people. It's usually just the standard 640x400 that causes problems.

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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2010, 05:08:35 PM »
How do I update to 1.06b? Forgive my ignorance

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Re: Error - Unable to set the video mode
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010, 07:42:31 PM »
You should check your game version first. The version number is usually displayed at the main menu.

To download the 1.06b patch click here