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spearman_uk2002
08-25-2004, 06:15 AM
Several people have posted questions about what graphics card they should buy as there current one is not DirectX9 compliant.
YOU MAY NOT NEED A NEW ONE!
If you have a card listed as not DX9 compliant
(See Dev Team Q&A PArt 1,(GeForce 4 MX series))
You can make it DX9 compliant by downloading the latest drivers from http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
If you do not wish to buy anew card this is the answer to your problem.

The above really should have been mentioned in the Dev Team Q&A, it had many people (including me at first) thinking they would have to upgrade hardware to play SH3.

(I appreciate many of you may know this already - it's just helpful for the people who don't.)

spearman_uk2002
08-25-2004, 06:15 AM
Several people have posted questions about what graphics card they should buy as there current one is not DirectX9 compliant.
YOU MAY NOT NEED A NEW ONE!
If you have a card listed as not DX9 compliant
(See Dev Team Q&A PArt 1,(GeForce 4 MX series))
You can make it DX9 compliant by downloading the latest drivers from http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
If you do not wish to buy anew card this is the answer to your problem.

The above really should have been mentioned in the Dev Team Q&A, it had many people (including me at first) thinking they would have to upgrade hardware to play SH3.

(I appreciate many of you may know this already - it's just helpful for the people who don't.)

spearman_uk2002
08-25-2004, 06:17 AM
Apologies for the gramatical mistake. The top line shoulod read..
everal people have posted questions about what graphics card they should buy as their current one is

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Drebbel
08-25-2004, 07:58 AM
But be aware that does still mean you will probably miss out on many graphical goodies if you have an old card !

macker33
08-26-2004, 07:51 PM
the thing is with the new drivers is that it makes sh2 and destroyer command unplayable

WhiteKnight77
08-28-2004, 08:48 AM
What do you base this on? How does updating drivers add missing hardware to a card? Curious minds want to know.

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Teddy Bar
08-28-2004, 06:00 PM
spearman_uk2002,
YOU ARE WRONG!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif DirectX compliance is hardware based.

It would be best to remove the 'advice' as it is incorrect and may lead to other people being disappointed.

nVidia & ATI release one driver for all cards. The drivers will always support the latest version of DirectX, which is currently DirextX 9C.

HOWEVER..... this DOES NOT make a non compliant card, compliant. That is, installing DirectX 9C and the latest video driver on a DirectX 8 Or DirectX 7 video card does not allow the hardware to run in a higher DirextX mode.

A DirectX 8 or 7 video card will not have the great graphics or effects, such as fog being transparent.

Cheers,

Teddy B¤r