The following was taken from http://www.busdrivergame.com/support.php#14Based on the below description, I believe your problem would be solved by updating your video card drivers. The ones that ship with the card on cd are always very old. Here is a link to get the new drivers from NVIDIA.You did not say, so I will assume you have Windows XP, if so, here is the link for the most recent driver:http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_175.19_whql.htmlIf you do not have XP, then go to this link and find one for you OShttp://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-usIf this works, I would appreciate a rating, I am new to fixya and would like to get a good rating. Thanks and Good Luck!!14. I get a message saying: We are sorry, but the operating system failed to provide the window to render game graphics in. Bus Driver immediately crashes with a Prism3D error.
There are several possible causes for this to happen. In most cases, the critical element of resolving the problem is upgrading video card drivers. (See #8 above)
Reportedly, some computer vendors ship new machines with the system preconfigured, but without proper drivers for the particular brand of 3D accelerator card installed, including OpenGL support. Make sure to always have proper up to date 3D card drivers installed.
Upgrades of certain Windows components (upgrade of DirectX, a Service Pack application) may require driver reinstallation afterwards.
You may have your desktop color depth (Color quality) in Windows set to 256 colors. Make sure you have Windows running in 16-bit or 32-bit color depth.
You may be using a very old computer with hardware capabilities below minimum specifications required to run Bus Driver.
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Would you please provide the make and model of your computer, the make and model of your video card, whether your operating system is 32bit or 64bit? Let me know if you need to know where to find these pieces of information. These are all important details in helping you with your problem.
This is Nvidia's link for downloads: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us Product type: Ge Force Product Series: Ge Force 8 Series Product: Ge Force 8600GS Choose your Operating system and click search. You have to uninstall prior VGA software prior to downloading new. Good luck, Dave
Well this depends, ATI or now known as AMD; and Nvidia both make excellent cards.
This decision is going to have to be made by you.
If you plan on going the ATI/AMD way then I would suggest nothing less than the HD 5770 in the 5000 series or HD 4770 in the 4000 series. If you really want a performance card then anything in the latest 6000 series will work wonders for your system.
If you plan on going the Nvidia way then I would suggest anything from the GTS240 upward in the 200 series or GTS450 in the latest 400 series. Just remember if you want to take advantage of DirectX 11 graphics with Windows 7 then only cards in the 400 series and higher have DirectX 11 support.
My personal opinion
I personally have a Zotac GTS450 powered by Nvidia and it plays any game on the current market, like Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2, at 1920x1080 Full HD highest graphics settings. So far I have found Nvidia to be the best choice for me.
Both different types have their pros and cons.
On the one hand ATI/AMD cards do not have Nvidia Physx so your games will look a little bit more realistic in terms of environment destruction with an Nvidia card.
Then on the other hand Nvidia cards are a little bit more expensive.
It will say on the box it was packaged in what the minimum requirements are for the game....
Here is from a site i found.... Processor: AMD 64 3200+/Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or better
Memory: 8 GB free hard-drive space, 512MB RAM (XP)/1GB RAM (Vista) Graphics: Shader 3.0 or better, 256MB Nvidia GeForce 6600GT/ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
Have you made 100% certain that you have the right driver. The laptop versions of nVidia cards are different to their desktop counterparts.
They use the suffix of "go" and the drivers normally have to be obtained from the laptops website.