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Tinky
19-11-2008, 23:51
Hi,

I've followed all the instructions, got the game working - but it wont give me any option outside the 2d view.

Am I right in thinking its either a lack of RAM or a crap video card (its old). I'm attaching a dxdiag - can someone tell me from that if I can get the 3d working and if not what the best solution is?
Thanks in advance....

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/19/2008, 23:21:57
Machine name: A-AND-S-HOME-PC
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 05
System Model: DA114A-ABU 793
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 877MB used, 452MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: The file d3d9d.dll is a debug version, which will run slower than the retail version.
Display Tab 1: The file ati2dvag.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 8 test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 9 test results: All tests were successful.
Sound Tab 1: The file ALCXWDM.SYS is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: RADEON 9000 SERIES
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON 9000 Series AGP (0x4966)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4966&SUBSYS_20021002&REV_01
Display Memory: 64.0 MB

Matt ex SEGA
20-11-2008, 00:00
Hi,

Have you fully updated DirectX? There's a link in the FAQ to do this at the top of the forum. I can't tell from reading that, sorry, not very technical!

I'd also suggest checking that your graphics card driver is up to date. It is old and I think it's under minimum spec but its probably worth checking that you're as up to date as possible before conceding that.

Cheers

Matt

mimland
20-11-2008, 00:14
I'm no expert either but if your thinking of upgrading your system you should try and get a new graphics card and some more RAM. You should be able to get both those things for a reasonable fee.

monkeezgob
20-11-2008, 00:38
You've got DirectX 9c, so that should be ok., I think the problem is your graphics card, it needs to be at least 128mb and nvidia geforce 5900 series.