"Resolution of at least 800x600 is required" but my desktop is set to that (or higher) already (CM1)

(This article applies to CM1 games only) **Problem:** When game is launched it reports that a resolution of at least 800x600 is required in order to run but my desktop is set to 800x600 (or higher) already. **Cause/Solution:** Whatever video card you have is not properly identifying itself and as such the game does not know what video resolutions it can support. You should reinstall the latest video drivers available for your video card and also reinstall/upgrade your version of DirectX. Before you reinstall your video drivers, be sure to first Uninstall them. For Nvidia video cards using Detonator drivers, you may want to also use one of the following utilities that help remove old drivers. NFR (Nasty File Remover) or Detonator Destroyer are both available from http://www.guru3d.com and were designed to help in removing old nVidia driver files which are notoriously bad about properly uninstalling themselves. You can download the newest version of DirectX (currently 9.0c) directly from Microsoft here: [Microsoft DirectX 9.0c Download Page][1] [1]: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a9b6820-bfbb-4799-9908-d418cdeac197&displaylang=en
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