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Stencil Depth Format

Whenever I go to launch Codename Panzers: Phase One, the game begins to load, but right when it is about to access the Main Menu, It says something about "S VIEWPORT:: StencilDepthFormat not found" or something like that.

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  • ra_metisy Mar 30, 2009

    I get the following error:

    Fatal Error: Sviewport:chooseDepthStencilFormat: no available depth-stencil format were found.

  • apn1991 Apr 08, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem, does anyone know how to fix it?


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Open options.ini in the panzers /run folder. change the shadows= number to 1

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

  • bobfrankl001 Oct 05, 2010

    Fixed it for me! many thanks. just open "my Computer" Then (C) Local Disk, open Program Files folder, open PANZERS - phase1 folder,

  • raj_230 Apr 25, 2011

    ThanQ............................SooooooooooooooooooooooooooooMuch bro
    U helped me alot


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