Installing an update to Diamond Stealth II g460

By Greenland
Jul 12, 2005
  1. I have this game that shuts down shortly after loading. The help program suggested I check out the dxdiag, so I did, and i did some checks and then it told me this-Hardware accelerated Direct3D 8+ is not available because the display driver does not support it. You may be able to get a newer driver from the hardware manufacturer. Along with Direct3D 8 test results: Display driver does not support API (DDI version too low)
    Direct3D 9 test results: Display driver does not support API (DDI version too low)

    So, I went looking for an update i found one, I installed it and nothing happened. It said it finished and i restarted but nothing different happened. So, what am I doing wrong?
    Os-Win 98 se.
    Diamond Stealth II g460/version-
  2. nucleardreams

    nucleardreams TS Rookie Posts: 68

    This card was originally disigned for Direct X 5 and/or 6. It will not function with Direct X 8 or higher. What kind of game are you attempting to play?

    Diamond Stealth 2 specs:
    64-bit maybe even 32-bit
    170MHz RAMDAC
    BUS PCI 2.1 Compliant
  3. Greenland

    Greenland TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm. After some checking (again) I saw that my previous version of sims worked okay, it pretty much had the same requirements. So, that ruled out my video card. So, I think it's just my lack of ram. I needed a ram upgrade anyways.-Thanks for your help
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Well when you come back because more ram didn't fix your problem.....may I suggest upgrading your video card? You can get nvidia geforce cards that support DirectX 8 in PCI still. Example

    At least you'll have lots of ram now :p
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