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Installed a new game but direct 3d isn't compatible

By chibileelee
Aug 20, 2008
  1. Hi I have a dell dimension 3000, I also have direct x 9.0, and my prossesor is a intel(r) pentium(r) 4 cpu 2.80 GHz. I just installed Neverwinter nights 2 gold and it says that it is not compatable with my direct 3d. so i did a diagnostic and every thing is up to date and the direct 3d passed all the test so i dont know what to do. please help me. thanx
     
  2. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    What video card or onboard graphics chipset do you have, it sounds like your card / chipset doesn't have the features that the game requires ie a certain shader model or T&L.
     
  3. chibileelee

    chibileelee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    um... I dont know how would i find that out.
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Go to Start > Run and type in dxdiag. After the report appears click on the "Display" tab.
     
  5. chibileelee

    chibileelee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I found it Chip Type Intel(r) 82865g graphics controller
     
  6. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    The onbaord chipset you have is not supported by the game and such it wont run, sorry.
     
  7. chibileelee

    chibileelee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is there any way i can get a new chipset ?
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    You could probably buy and install a PCI graphics card provided you have a free PCI slot.
     
  9. chibileelee

    chibileelee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh do u know of a good card at a reasonable price and where i could get one?
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Here is an assortment of PCI graphics cards available from Newegg.com. I'm sure one will fit your budget.

    Keep in mind that the cheaper you go, the less capable the card will be.
     
  11. chibileelee

    chibileelee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you so much
     
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