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RATHER: running games on integrated graphics (945G)

DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Games and Technology
I havent really spent any time with Vista yet, and my landlord is asking for help getting some older games working on it. I'd like to know what are the basic things I should be looking to try. I'm ASSUMING they're mostly XP games, but I'll find out soon enough.

Update DirectX? Patch the games a certain way? Run in some compatibility mode? Some emulator?

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Most of the oldish games I have, I've just err.. installed and played. The only thing I couldn't get to work was MGS2, and it was a bit of a pain to get working on XP anyways.

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  • InsiderInsider Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Most will run fine normally. If not try XP compatibility mode. If that fails then it probably didn't run on XP to begin with.

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  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    HMMMM

    maybe the dude's issue is that he has 945G integrated graphics.


    would that explain why SimCity 4 works fine, but Vampire: Bloodlines, and Dungeon Lords do not?



    I've never really dealt with trying to get decent looking games running on integrated graphics. How do you know if it's compatible or not?

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  • Iceman2343Iceman2343 The sun went down with practiced bravado. Bel Air, MarylandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The main issue your gonna have with intel integrated cards is that I think a large majority of them lack pixel shaders and hardware T&L. That is probably the issue he is having with them.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Iceman2343 wrote: »
    The main issue your gonna have with intel integrated cards is that I think a large majority of them lack pixel shaders and hardware T&L. That is probably the issue he is having with them.

    Why does my two year old ATi Xpress 200m, an integrated card considered complete crap (even in comparison with other integrated cards) have both of those?

    edit: Also, http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/cs-014257.htm
    Might be the T&L, though. http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-011910.htm

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  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    cuz ATI does integrated better than intel does.

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  • SnorkSnork word Jamaica Plain, MARegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    If he has a 945G, you are totally fucked. I have one of those and it can't run shit, and the shit it can run it makes look like shit.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    945G is a weakass chip. If it ran V:TM - B I'd be surprised, although I'm also slightly suprised it can handle Sim City 4.

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  • SnorkSnork word Jamaica Plain, MARegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I have 2 gigs of ram and can run Half-Life 2 full settings no problem, but as soon as I turn on my flashlight it goes to approximately 3 frames per second. No exaggeration.

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