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Hi,

I bought settlers 4 i few days ago and really looked forward to many
happy playing hours.. unfortunately the refuses to start. I get a message
saying

"Software 3D: error initializing graphic interface
Hardware 3D: error initializing graphic interface"

I use windows 7 x64 with and nvidia gforce 420 m graphics card. I have
updated all thinkable kinds of drivers, updated the whole system... I have
tried running the game as an administrator and in different compatible modes
but nothing works. please help me out here! cuz I NEED TO PLAY :P

cheers //jorgen
Here is something I found on the forum:

"I had this issue to I have to set my screen resolution down to 1280x1024 or lower in order to not get this error don't know if that'll fix anyone else's problem but thought it worth mentioning"

Did you try that?


EDIT:
There are other suggested solutions in this thread here:
http://www.gog.com/forum/the_settlers_series/settlers_iv_3d_initialisation_error/page1

See if any works.
Post edited September 28, 2014 by ZFR
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jorgenekstrom: Hi,

I bought settlers 4 i few days ago and really looked forward to many
happy playing hours.. unfortunately the refuses to start. I get a message
saying

"Software 3D: error initializing graphic interface
Hardware 3D: error initializing graphic interface"

I use windows 7 x64 with and nvidia gforce 420 m graphics card. I have
updated all thinkable kinds of drivers, updated the whole system... I have
tried running the game as an administrator and in different compatible modes
but nothing works. please help me out here! cuz I NEED TO PLAY :P

cheers //jorgen
Hi there,

I am having the same issue as you mate, just bought the game but I get the same error message. Any advice on how to fix this? I am currently having win 10.
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Fyrapan: Hi there,

I am having the same issue as you mate, just bought the game but I get the same error message. Any advice on how to fix this? I am currently having win 10.
Did you already try the suggestions in my link above?
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Fyrapan: Hi there,

I am having the same issue as you mate, just bought the game but I get the same error message. Any advice on how to fix this? I am currently having win 10.
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ZFR: Did you already try the suggestions in my link above?
Yeah I saw your post after my reply, and it´s working now :) thanks for your help!
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ZFR: Did you already try the suggestions in my link above?
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Fyrapan: Yeah I saw your post after my reply, and it´s working now :) thanks for your help!
Cool. Good to know it worked.
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jorgenekstrom: Hi,

I bought settlers 4 i few days ago and really looked forward to many
happy playing hours.. unfortunately the refuses to start. I get a message
saying

"Software 3D: error initializing graphic interface
Hardware 3D: error initializing graphic interface"

I use windows 7 x64 with and nvidia gforce 420 m graphics card. I have
updated all thinkable kinds of drivers, updated the whole system... I have
tried running the game as an administrator and in different compatible modes
but nothing works. please help me out here! cuz I NEED TO PLAY :P

cheers //jorgen
Same problem here, windows 10.
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jorgenekstrom: Hi,

I bought settlers 4 i few days ago and really looked forward to many
happy playing hours.. unfortunately the refuses to start. I get a message
saying

"Software 3D: error initializing graphic interface
Hardware 3D: error initializing graphic interface"

I use windows 7 x64 with and nvidia gforce 420 m graphics card. I have
updated all thinkable kinds of drivers, updated the whole system... I have
tried running the game as an administrator and in different compatible modes
but nothing works. please help me out here! cuz I NEED TO PLAY :P

cheers //jorgen
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oukanu: Same problem here, windows 10.
I also have this problem, tried the 1024 fix above didn't work, and the link is for amd cards specifically, I have a 1070
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ZFR: Here is something I found on the forum:

"I had this issue to I have to set my screen resolution down to 1280x1024 or lower in order to not get this error don't know if that'll fix anyone else's problem but thought it worth mentioning"

Did you try that?

EDIT:
There are other suggested solutions in this thread here:
http://www.gog.com/forum/the_settlers_series/settlers_iv_3d_initialisation_error/page1

See if any works.
Didn't work. I'm on Windows 10.
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jorgenekstrom: Hi,

I bought settlers 4 i few days ago and really looked forward to many
happy playing hours.. unfortunately the refuses to start. I get a message
saying

"Software 3D: error initializing graphic interface
Hardware 3D: error initializing graphic interface"

I use windows 7 x64 with and nvidia gforce 420 m graphics card. I have
updated all thinkable kinds of drivers, updated the whole system... I have
tried running the game as an administrator and in different compatible modes
but nothing works. please help me out here! cuz I NEED TO PLAY :P

cheers //jorgen
Go download and install dgVoodoo2. Just drag and drop the "ddraw.dll" and "d3dimm.dll" into the "Exe" folder. As for now, make sure to download the WIP version because there have been some issues with the stable releases lately. After that, it should work. You can also use the dgVoodoo configurator to add some graphic effects like texture filtering and aspect ration fullscreen scaling and cool stuff like that.