Directdraw - SimCity 4?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Baccus83, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Baccus83


    So I set up Parallels Desktop 3.0 fine, and everything seems to be in working order. I go to install SimCity 4, it installs fine, but then it gives me a hardware driver error. "Could not initialize directdraw" it says. Then the screen goes blank. Can it not find my graphics card?

    Not sure how to remedy this. I thought it was a screen resolution thing - so I made that larger, no dice. I went checked and unchecked directx, nothing. I'm working on a MacBook Pro with 2GB ram. I dowloaded the latest DirectX software from Windows so I could get everything up to date, but that didn't work either. In Parallels I'm using 1GB RAM, and I've got video memory on 64. The Windows disc was OEM. Probably doesn't mean anything though. Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Stacey M

    Stacey M Parallels Team


    did you try to reinstall Parallels Tools?
    Please provide me with a screenshot of error message.

    Best regards,

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