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Help with system requirements.

posted by WaddleDeDeDe on - last edited - Viewed by 397 users

So I just got Sam & Max and Poker Night & the Inventory and....... I can't play any of them.

I'm operating on a standard Windows XP so assume all graphics settings and installments are the default ones. What do you reccommend would fix it?

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    DjNDB Moderator

    If you post a dxdiag log i can take a look at your system.

    dxdiag
    Windows XP: Go to your start menu and click on run. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter
    Windows Vista / 7: Press the windows key on your keyboard or click on the start menu. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.

    Now click on the button that says "save all information".
    It will prompt you to save a file. Save it where you can find it.

    Then zip the file and attach it to a reply in this Thread.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Card name: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (16 bit) (60Hz)
    Driver Date/Size: 7/30/2004 14:19:52, 37951 bytes

    Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
    Date and Size: 6/23/2004 13:42:46, 266880 bytes

    Intel graphics are not supported for these games. Also your drivers are really old.

    You might get it to run by setting the color depth to 32 bit.

    You can also try to get some new drivers using the ThinkVantage System Update tool.

  • That didn't work, if it help, I get this message:
    Could not initialize Direct3D
    Make sure you have current video drivers and
    close any other applications that might be running.
    You will need a video card that supports at least pixel shader version 1.4.

    Unfortunately, this error can not be recovered.

    Are there any good cards I could purchase to get these games and others to run better?

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @WaddleDeDeDe said: Are there any good cards I could purchase to get these games and others to run better?

    There are plenty, but usually that's not an option with notebooks. Do you have a desktop PC too, or just this notebook?

  • Just bought BTTF and tried to play it last night. Got this message:

    Could not initialize Direct3D
    Make sure you have current video drivers and
    close any other applications that might be running.
    You will need a video card that supports at least pixel shader version 1.4

    I am running a Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB Card with updated drivers.

  • I do, but let's consider that a last resort, as it's not convinient and doesn't play sound. Some suggestions of cards would be appreciated quite a bit, since I might try out Steam sometime as well.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @hsquad71 said: Just bought BTTF and tried to play it last night. Got this message:

    Could not initialize Direct3D

    Do you have multiple displays running?

    @hsquad71 said: I do, but let's consider that a last resort, as it's not convinient and doesn't play sound. Some suggestions of cards would be appreciated quite a bit, since I might try out Steam sometime as well.

    Updating a desktops graphics card is in most cases trivial.

    With notebooks it is rarely possible, and if so, relatively expensive. You would have to closely look for an individual solution for your model.

  • yes, i have 2 displays running. should i only project on 1? would that cause the error?

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @hsquad71 said: yes, i have 2 displays running. should i only project on 1? would that cause the error?

    It can.
    First make sure, that your display color depth is set to 32 bit though.

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