• Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

This thread is more than 5 months old.

It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose. If you feel it is necessary to make a new reply, you can still do so though.

heroLem0n

Recruit
47 Badges
Jul 11, 2014
1
0
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Magicka
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Prison Architect
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Victoria 2
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
Hi everyone!

Just purchased Victoria complete and am having trouble getting it to start.
The first time I ran the game it got the the intro video before my antivirus(avg) told me it was a virus. I added it to the exceptions but now whenever i start it, it says " failed to create a graphics device" and will not start. Ive tried deleting local data and reinstalling, restarting steam, updating drivers, running as admin, and deleting the ..../maps/cache directory as some sites advised.

System specs:
Windows 8.1
Nvidea GTX 980
Intel 4790k 4.00ghz
asus z97-A motherboard
not sure what else would be relevant.

Any help is appreciated.

Regards,
heroLem0n

Edit: I just tried to run Victoria:revolutions, i get an error message that it cant run the video after the train intro video (which is the second one). Not sure if this might help shed some light on the problem with vic2 or is a whole new issue:/
 
Last edited:

Fürstbischof

Lt. General
17 Badges
Jan 25, 2009
1.647
42
  • Arsenal of Democracy
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Divine Wind
  • For The Glory
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Hearts of Iron Anthology
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis: Rome
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Europa Universalis III: Collection
  • 200k Club
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • Victoria 2
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
Edit: I just tried to run Victoria:revolutions, i get an error message that it cant run the video after the train intro video (which is the second one). Not sure if this might help shed some light on the problem with vic2 or is a whole new issue:/

If you open your Victoria game directory you'll see a sub-directory which is named avi. Inside of it are the intro video and its drivers located. The drivers are outdated, therefore simply rename or delete this sub-directory and start the game.

Btw, do yourself a favour and copy your installed game to another location outside of your local steam directory. Most games do run fine without steam.

and deleting the ..../maps/cache directory as some sites advised.

This advice is usually made for Paradox games which are using the Clausewitz engine. Victoria:Revolutions is using the Europa engine which was used before the Clausewitz engine was introduced. Victoria II is using the Clausewitz engine.