Red Orchestra won't start!

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FNG / Fresh Meat
Mar 16, 2006
Red orchestra won't start, instead I get this error:

Build RedOrchestra_Build_[2005-11-27_10.48]

OS: Windows XP 5.1 (Build: 2600)
CPU: GenuineIntel Unknown processor @ 3018 MHz with 1023MB RAM
Video: No Video

Direct3DCreate8 failed.

History: CreateDirect3D <- UD3D9RenderDevice::Init <- UGameEngine::Init <- InitEngine <- FMallocWindows::Free <- FMallocWindows::Free

What can this mean? I have the following system:

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 3015 Mhz
HyperThreading: Supported
RDTSC: Supported
CMOV: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE: Supported
SSE2: Supported
3DNOW: Unsupported

Windows Version:
XP (Build 2600) (32 bit)

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
DirectX Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
DirectX Driver Version:
DirectX Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
Primary Display Resolution: 1280 x 1024

I also have DirectX 9b.

Does anyone know what might be causing this?


FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 9, 2006
try upgrading to directx 9.0c, or you can go into your redorchestra.ini and try changing the rendering device from direct3d9.0 to either direct3d or openGL.

to change to a different rendering device:


change it so that it looks like this:



FNG / Fresh Meat
Mar 16, 2006
Worked like a charm! The game runs great now. Thanks dasChewy, you're a good guy.


FNG / Fresh Meat
May 19, 2019
[h=2]Red Orchestra won't start!::: i got this message Build RedOrchestra_Build_[2005-11-27_10.48]

OS: Windows NT 6.2 (Build: 9200)
CPU: AuthenticAMD Unknown processor @ 3595 MHz with 2047MB RAM
Video: No Video

General protection fault!

History: UWindowsViewport::TryRenderDevice <- UWindowsViewport::OpenWindow <- UGameEngine::Init <- InitEngine <- FMallocWindows::Free <- FMallocWindows::Realloc <- E0660000 0 FArray <- FArray::Realloc <- 0*2 <- FMallocWindows::Free <- FMallocWindows::Free[/h] can some one HEPL please, i read a comment form daschewy: but i do not know where the r redorchestra.ini i dont understand what ini is??? i posted an attachment, it only does it with red orchestra.Osfront 41-45 when i opened for first time i wanted to change the video tried 3d, and tried one that said software and when i did the change got the error, now wont start