View Full Version : Can I make the game work on my SiS video card?

12-24-2005, 10:06 AM
Myst V works on my SiS 651 video card [part of a chipset] with some minor problems [Esher has no head] and some big ones [game crashes when using the first pedestal in the D'ni resting world].

The video card is listed as not good enough for the game requirements so my question is:
Can I make this game work properly on my card - seeing that it ALMOST works properly? Or should I have to upgrade to a different card to play Myst V?

If you think it could work, what could be the possible solutions?

Thanks a lot

12-24-2005, 11:28 AM
Short of installing a video card supported by EoA, the best you can do is install the latest video and sound drivers for the chipsets you have now. These drivers should be available from your PC or motherboard manufacturer's website.

Reboot after each driver installation is complete. Also install or re-install DirectX 9.0c, available here (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a9b6820-bfbb-4799-9908-d418cdeac197&DisplayLang=en), and reboot. (DO NOT use a "download accelerator" or "download helper" utility to download drivers or DirectX.)

For the latest SiS video and sound drivers, you can also go to the SiS Download Center (http://www.sis.com/download/).

Note that the SiS 650 and 651 video chipsets use the same IGP Graphics/UniVGA2 Graphic Driver package. If you don't know exactly which SiS video chipset you have, run Dxdiag and look under Device on the Display tab. See Myst V: System Requirements and Posting Guidelines (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3471054943/m/4941067943) under POSTING GUIDELINES, To post a DxDiag report for a how-to on running DxDiag.

If the latest video and sound drivers don't help and assuming your motherboard has the slot, install an AGP video card. This is much preferable to a PCI card, but if there's not an AGP slot, a PCI card is your only option.

Whatever you buy, make certain the video chipset/card is supported by the Myst series. That would be NVIDIA or ATI Radeon, primarily. And before you buy, make certain that the new card can be used with your PC's motherboard - not all video cards work with all motherboards.

For Radeon cards, buy something with a model number higher than 9250. (Stay away from anything with 9200 or 9250 in the model number, since these chipset models have probably been the cause of the most video problems.) For NVIDIA cards, buy a GeForce FX with a chipset model number of 5200 or higher.

12-24-2005, 01:29 PM
Thank you for the detailed answer.
I'll try these steps and hopefully I won't have to purchase a new card.

12-25-2005, 12:26 AM
The same problems persist with all the new drivers and directX re-installed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Thanks again for your help.