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Render Creation Error: "System description not found"

Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 32-bit issues OpenGL

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mol3earth Wednesday 18 July 2012 at 20:11

I tried the search bar and nothing popped up, I figured this would have been a covered topic but perhaps not.

Attempting to Play Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on PlayOnLinux with Wine Ver. 1.5.9, 1.5.4 and 1.2.3

Get to the Menu and click Play. 

Box appears with 

"Render Creation Error: "System description not found""

The "Debug 'Code'" is as follows

err:wgl:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo  couldn't initialize OpenGL, expect problems
err:d3d:WineD3D_CreateFakeGLContext Failed to find a suitable pixel format.
err:d3d:InitAdapters Failed to get a gl context for default adapter
Direct3D8 is not available without OpenGL.

the same issue in all three versions

Also there is no sound when the menu pops up, should play music or something i believe. 

I believe it is related to my 64-bit machine trying to run 32-bit ? 

Edited by mol3earth

petch Wednesday 18 July 2012 at 20:34

Do you get any warning when PlayOhLinux starts?
mol3earth Wednesday 18 July 2012 at 20:41

Yes, sorry I forget to mention or post it.
Here it is, and it does confirm my suspicions

" PlayOnLinux is unable to find 32bits OpenGL libraries.

You might encounter problem with your games "
mol3earth Wednesday 18 July 2012 at 21:11

Ok, so I looked up that issue and it looks like i need 32-bit libraries, as it suggests.

I don't know where to get these or how to install them or how to let PlayOnLinux know I have them or where they are.

thanks so far.     
petch Thursday 19 July 2012 at 2:05

You need to fix this first indeed. How to fix it depends both on your hardware and on your distribution, so it's difficult to give detailed instructions (there's a "hardware acceleration under Linux" thread around, but I'm not sure how up-to-date it is).
mol3earth Thursday 19 July 2012 at 7:22

well, if you can be of help i would be highly appreciative.

i use Crashbang linux

video card is HIS ATI Raden HD 5830

AMD phenom 4 64-bit

it looks like my distro (and many Debian distro's) come "stock" with some 32 bit libs, but these apparently don't help.