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Is my PC too lame to play this game?

By owensmum
Nov 2, 2006
  1. Hi! I want to get ER The Game for my PC. I have XP and Directx 9.0.. The system requirements are

    Operating System: Windows 2000 / XP / x64
    CPU Type: Pentium IV 1.2 GHz or equivalent
    CD-ROM Speed: 4x or faster
    Hard Drive Space: 2GB
    Memory: 256MB
    Printer: Required to print user manual
    Graphics: Any 32MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card**
    Audio: Any 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible soundcard
    Additional Requirements: **Must support Hardware Transform & Lighting (ATI Radeon 7500 or greater, nVidia Geforce 2 or greater)

    and my PC has this

    ---------------
    Display Devices
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    Card name: SiS 650_651_M650_M652_740
    Manufacturer: SiS
    Chip type: SiS 651 Rev 00
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_6325&SUBSYS_10041631&REV_00
    Display Memory: 32.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
    Monitor: Monitor A727 Packard Bell
    Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
    Driver Name: SiSGRV.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.3581 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 4/15/2004 03:03:28, 1134080 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: sisgrp.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 4/15/2004 02:56:38, 210176 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71ED9-2065-11CF-7C78-0E30A1C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x1039
    Device ID: 0x6325
    SubSys ID: 0x10041631
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_D ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG1_A
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled

    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
    Description: SigmaTel Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7012&SUBSYS_200B1631&REV_A0
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: STAC97.sys
    Driver Version: 5.10.3798.0000 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 6/21/2004 17:49:38, 220048 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: SigmaTel
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xB5B
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 48000, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run
    Help!!!!
     
  2. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 66

    those DirectX info don't tell us much ..
    what processor do you have? how much memory ? what mobo?
    all we know is you have onboard video and sound.. :(
    which is a bad start.
     
  3. owensmum

    owensmum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Where can I find this info?
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Download a program like Everest Home Edition or SIW to check it out.

    BTW, SIS onboard video cards aren't too good, probably you won't be able to play it well, unless you run the game at a low resolution, and low graphics details.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I don't think that onboard card supports T & L and DirectX 9. Both are game requirements.
     
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    A cheap solution out of that would be to buy a cheap video card, like a GeForce Fx series or something that supports DirectX 9.0. I don't think the user uses many harcore games...
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    A Radeon 9600 card would be fine for the game. But we need to know his system's specs first :)
     
  8. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Yes we need to know how Much RAM, CPU MHz or Ghz, Type of CpU such as AMD althlon or Intel celeron,etc. Harddrive space, operating system. To dinf out the cpu and ram go find my computer and right click and select properties then it should tell you. To find the harddrive space click on my computer then find Local Disk (C:) then right click properties then it should have a pie graph tell us how much you used and how much free space you have. Also I'm guessing your out of the United States becuase if your not I doubt your system can run this game unless It was upgraded ebcuase I take it it's a packard bell system and they went off the US market in 2000 but are very popular in the United Kingdom.
     
  9. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Note: I didnt mean to put a smile after (c it was because of the : after it
     
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