Problem: I am trying to run Minions of Mirth on my Netbook computer, but when I double click the icon, I'm getting the standard Microsoft message that an error has occurred.
Answer: Because Netbooks have small screens, their standard resolution is 1024x600 but Minions of Mirth requires a minimum resolution of 1024x768 in order to run.
The drivers that typically come pre-installed with the Netbook often do not support the 1024x768 resolution. We have had good success in running Minions of Mirth on a Netbook by installing the video drivers for the specific embedded Intel Chipset. For example, an Asus Eee 1000HD may have the Mobile Intel 915GME Express video chipset or another example is the MSI Windbooks Netbook that has the 945SG chipset.
If you visit Intel’s website you should be able to locate a driver for your Intel video chipset under Notebook Class (Low Power).
We prefer the Windows XP embedded version over the Window XP Home Edition since it tends to list additional handy drivers. However, what is available for your particular chipset may vary.
Once you have updated the video drivers on your Netbook, right-click on your desktop and look for something that says “Graphic Configuration” or something similar. Select this and look for a way to set your resolution to 1024x768. It will make the desktop area go slightly beyond the actual screen size, but the resolution will be compatible with Minions of Mirth.
The game also requires that OpenGL is supported. Typically this will automatically be supported when you install the latest video driver, but if you see a setting for OpenGL support, be sure it is active.