I've been having some problems on my PC which I got quite a while ago and every time I try to start Minecraft up it says "Pixel Format Not Accelerated" and I have no idea what to do. I've been on allot of websites and some are saying to upgrade my drivers or get a new graphics card. If anyone could help me with this I would appreciate it. I downloaded it when we were still in 1.2.5 so if that helps, well, you know...
"Pixel Format Not Accelerated" errors are most commonly generated by missing opengl
Of you choose to use youtube to search for this issue, you get a lot of suggestions indeed. Well intended some plain wrong.
Others recommend disabling OpenGl trough the advanced graphics options. That is also not that recommended. Because then most calculations have to be done by the CPU, and not the GPU.
What I do recommend however, is to try to reinstall your graphics card drivers.
Don't do that trough windows update, because the often take out opengl support (I have seen a lot of recommendations for that on youtube as well).
So go to the graphics card manufacturers website and download the drivers from them.
Thanks, I was just going to check that. I will say if it works.By the way, if this helps at all to make a further diagnosis because I have already reinstalled the drivers:
Bad video card drivers!
Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.
--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 07/08/12 11:54
- Minecraft Version: 1.3.1
- Operating System: Windows 7 (x86) version 6.1
- Java Version: 1.6.0_33, Sun Microsystems Inc.
- Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
- Memory: 388297736 bytes (370 MB) / 518979584 bytes (494 MB) up to 1037959168 bytes (989 MB)
- JVM Flags: 2 total; -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
- LWJGL: 2.4.2
- OpenGL: ~ERROR~ NullPointerException: null
- Is Modded: Probably not
- Type: Client
- Texture Pack: ~ERROR~ NullPointerException: null
- Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]
org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 70df81e ----------
For some reason I got two notification this thing had a new post and only one was made, this happens a lot if someone edit's there post and I didn't check it yet. Anyway hope reinstalling the drivers sovles it for you.
OK, I have just Re-Installed Java and no change, Minecraft still has the same error message as above but I remembered your post that said something about OpenGL and if you look at the error message it says: - OpenGL: ~ERROR~ NullPointerException: null I'm not sure what OpenGL is?