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[SOLVED] Unable to initialize display
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Solved: 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week ago [SOLVED] Unable to initialize display

I just bought the game yesterday and spend a good part of the day trying to get it to run. The problem was that while the Launcher started just fine, when I tried to run the game I got the following error: "FATAL ERROR: Unable to initialize display"

I've got an amd64 gentoo system with latest nvidia drivers and OpenGL support working just fine. After a lot of searching, it seems that you need to have libsdl installed with opengl support as well. So, after recompiling libsdl with the opengl use flag, the game started just fine.

I guess this problem may be encountered in other distros as well if they have the libsdl package without opengl support (in which case you'd have to compile libsdl manually and enable opengl).

I thought I should post this in case any other users encounter the same problem.
09-12-2010, 11:08 AM

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