Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 at 2.8GHz
OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4350 w/ 512MB GRAM
A couple of months ago I started having random system crashes (BSOD and the like) related to some part of the ATI driver package, regardless of whether I was playing SK, another game, or for that matter just clicking on something in Windows. Today I was advised to completely re-install the drivers, which I did without any major problems. All games (specifically, Alien Swarm and Supreme Commander) worked perfectly. However, when attempting to start SK I got the following message.
We were unable to initialize the game's graphical display. Please take the following steps to ensure compatibility:
Visit the technical support forum for up-to-date information and suggestions.
Make sure your system satisfies the game's minimum requirements.
Update your video drivers.
Ensure that hardware video acceleration is fully enabled.
I followed all steps in the initial tech support thread: checked the drivers (current), checked Java (current), then uninstalled SK using the Steam client and re-installed. There has been no change. The message is unhelpful, as DirectX video acceleration is online and the drivers are fully updated. What's going on?