Forums  /  Resident Evil 2  /  'Error. OpenDriver'?
  MCG

I'm not sure what happened. I installed the game, it runs but instead of playing any sound or FMVs, it just shows 'Error. OpenDriver.' constantly. It seems to be a unique problem so I'd like some advice. Reinstalling has not worked.

 
  ModZecc

Did you tried to patch it ? also what's OS are you using ? Some people have problem with Win10 and/or new machines. If you are sure to have installed propoly, and you tried to reinstall ( try the patch provide in the resources tab ) and still isnt working unfortunately our options arent that many.
Just to make sure, here's a guide in case you've missed anything in the instalation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=uUX0sBUPkgc

 
  MCG

Yes, I followed the guide, doesn't work. It is patched to 1.1 already. I do have Windows 10. I'm not sure what the problem is. I installed the Video Codec to play FMVs for Resident Evil 3 and I'm not sure if that's what caused the problem or not.

 
  ModZecc

Considering how broken this game could be for news pc's, I wouldnt be surprise if that was the case. However there's a couple sideways solutions: downgrade to win7 but this is 4Head . Update( if isnt already) the video drivers. Defrag your pc and copy the game folder to a ssd. If you dont have a ssd, you can emulate one using your memory ram. But you need at least 6gb ram to do so.

 
  MCG

Alright, so I messed about and now I got the FMVs to work but the sound does not.
Same error though. Where the sound is supposed to be played, that error pops up instead.

 
  MCG

As for updating the video drivers, that was not the solution. I have also tried installing IndirectSound, that did not work either.

 
  ModViixie_

try uninstalling from everywhere and reinstalling

 
  MCG

What do you mean by that? I have uninstalled RE2 from the folder, I uninstalled where I extracted it from. That doesn't seem to be a problem, it seems to be one of the drivers.

 
  ModZecc

What's your integrated graphics ?

 
  MCG

How do I check that? I'm not sure.

 
  ModZecc

Do you use a win 10 right ? Then Windows key + R, should poop up a comand window. Type DirectX diagnostic tool, then press enter. In the folder that should poop up, should have a display tab. On " Drivers" look for drive model information with a right click.You tell me the exact thing there.

 
  MCG

https://imgur.com/a/Euyk2wk

Here. I don't see any right clicking options, this is what I got.

 
  ModZecc

Ok, this is very annoying but try to instal the intel hd 4000 integreted graphics and all its drivers from that time it was out 2013 irr. If that doesnt work either, only thing to do is instal win 7 and see how it goes. Sorry for all this mess with the game. I made a test myself with win 10 last night and I had no problem at all.

 
  MCG

I have no idea how to do that.