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Failed to set screen mode

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:31 am
by jax777
I just purchased an Introversion bundle from Steam today and cannot play Darwinia because it crashes upon startup giving the "Failed to set screen mode" error. The majority of troubleshooting for this problem are found in ancients topics, and so I am hoping there is some kind of up-to-date solution or patch since I have already tried Win 7 compatibility mode, creating a preferences.txt file, and lowering my desktop resolution.

Here are my PC's specs:
Intel Core i7 860 (2.80GHz)
8GB DDR3 1TB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
ATI Radeon HD 5750


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DARWINIA BLACK BOX REPORT
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VERSION : win32-full-steam-1.5.10
ERROR : 'Failed to set screen mode'

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====== PREFERENCES ======
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ServerAddress = 127.0.0.1
BypassNetwork = 1
IAmAServer = 1
TextLanguage = english
TextSpeed = 15
HelpEnabled = 1
SoundLibrary = dsound
SoundMixFreq = 22050
SoundMasterVolume = 255
SoundChannels = 32
SoundHW3D = 0
SoundSwapStereo = 0
SoundMemoryUsage = 1
SoundBufferSize = 512
SoundDSP = 1
ScreenWidth = 1024
ScreenHeight = 768
ScreenWindowed = 1
ScreenZDepth = 24
ScreenColourDepth = 32
ScreenRefresh = 60
RenderLandscapeDetail = 1
RenderWaterDetail = 1
RenderBuildingDetail = 1
RenderEntityDetail = 1
RenderCloudDetail = 1
RenderPixelShader = 1
ControlMouseButtons = 3
ControlMethod = 1
BootLoader = random
UserProfile = NewUser
RenderSpecialLighting = 0
Difficulty = 1

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====== STACKTRACE =======
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retAddress = 0041C40A

Re: Failed to set screen mode

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:21 pm
by silvergate
Same thing happened to me,
thank you! פרגולת אלומיניום