How to update your video card drivers in Windows

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If you have never taken the time to update your Windows video card drivers, you may still be using the outdated and semi-broken ones installed with Windows. This guide will show you how to update the drivers and, hopefully, get Tribal Trouble running.

If you are certain that you have the latest drivers installed and Tribal Trouble still doesn't run, try changing Tribal Trouble's settings file for better hardware compatibility.

Step 1: Find the manufacturer and type of your video card

Normally you can find this information in the manual of your computer (look for technical specifications) or in Windows itself:

Windows Display Properties
How to locate your video card manufacturer

Step 2: Get the latest drivers for your video card

Download and install the latest drivers for your type of video card:

Laptop computers

If your computer is a laptop, we highly recommend that you visit the manufacturer's support/driver download page as they often provide specialised drivers for your system. Also, it is not uncommon that the official drivers from the video card manufaturer do not support your graphics chipset.

Dell computers

If you are using a Dell system, you need to download the latest video card drivers for your computer from the Dell support site instead of the video card manufacturer's website.

HP or Compaq computers

If you are using an HP or Compaq system, you need to download the latest video card drivers for your computer from the HP Support & Drivers page instead of the video card manufacturer's website. Enter your computer name or product number, select the "Software & Driver downloads" section and locate the video drivers.

NVIDIA cards

» NVIDIA driver download page
Select your type of video card, your version of Windows and press Search. Download and install the latest driver.

ATI cards

» ATI driver download page
Select your version of Windows, your type of ATI video card (normally this would be RADEON or ALL-IN-WONDER) and download and install the latest Catalyst driver.

Intel cards

» Intel driver download page
Select your Intel video card chipset from the Graphics entry in the Download Center menu, select your version of Windows and download and install the latest driver.

Matrox cards

» Matrox driver download page
Download and install the driver corresponding to your video card chipset and Windows version.

VIA cards

» VIA Arena driver download page
Select your operating system and integrated graphics adapter and download and install the latest driver according to the instructions.
Please note that not all VIA video card drivers fully support OpenGL 1.2 which is a requirement for Tribal Trouble to run.

SiS cards

» SiS driver download page
Select your version of Windows, then IGP Graphics drivers if you have an onboard graphics card (part of the motherboard) or GPU Graphics drivers if you have a stand alone graphics card (in an expansion slot), choose your chipset and press the GO button. Download and install the latest driver.
Please note that not all SiS video card drivers fully support OpenGL 1.2 which is a requirement for Tribal Trouble to run.

S3 cards

» S3 driver download page
Follow the instructions on the Driver Download page to find out what chipset your video card has and then download and install the corresponding driver.
Please note that not all S3 video card drivers fully support OpenGL 1.2 which is a requirement for Tribal Trouble to run.

Other video cards

If your video card manufacturer is not on this list, email Oddlabs Support for assistance.

Step 3: Does it work?

If things still don't work after installing the latest drivers and rebooting, there are a few more tricks you can try: Have a look at our changing Tribal Trouble's settings file for better hardware compatibility guide.

How to change the settings for better compatibility

If you have updated your video card drivers and are still having problems getting Tribal Trouble to run, this guide will show you how to tweak a few parameters in its configuration in order to make it more compatible with older and/or troublesome hardware.

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Step 1: Find the "settings" file

Tribal Trouble's configuration is stored in a file called "settings" which is placed in the TribalTrouble folder located in your user's folder. Open the Windows Explorer and locate this folder - by default it is C:\Documents and Settings\Username\TribalTrouble where Username is your Windows username. Depending on what language version your Windows is, or if you didn't install the game in the suggested path, you may have to look elsewhere (use Windows Search to locate the TribalTrouble folder).

Finding the Tribal Trouble
Finding the Tribal Trouble "settings" file

Step 2: Edit the "settings" file

Once you have found the "settings" file, right-click on it and select Open. Windows now presents you with a list of programs you can try to open the file with - select Notepad. You can now edit the file; add the following lines:

		use_vbo=false
		use_fbo=false
		use_pbuffer=false
		

Save the file when you are done, and try running Tribal Trouble again.

Editing the
Editing the "settings" file

Step 3: Does it work?

If you have updated your video card drivers and followed the steps above and Tribal Trouble still doesn't run, or has weird graphics errors, your video card and/or its drivers probably don't support Tribal Trouble. This is a known problem with many SiS and Volari cards as their drivers are very badly written and do not deliver the required support of the OpenGL standard. In this case, there is not much we can do to help.