View Full Version : Dilemma... video card trouble.
09-25-2003, 10:28 PM
Ok, here's the deal. Whenever I start (or well, try to start) Stepmania CVS, my computer keeps saying that it can't start Direct3D or something because my video card is outdated.
Now I went shopping for a video card, and those are expensive. My question is: Until I get enough money for a decent video card, is there any way to play SM? :(
what's your video card now? What driver version do you use? What version of directX do you have?
09-26-2003, 08:46 PM
ATI 3D Rage Pro (6 years old), 4.10.1720, and my card can only handle up to DirectX 7.0 (believe me, I tried to install 9.)
09-26-2003, 10:06 PM
sounds like your gonna have to wait, sorry buddy :(
Yeah, direct X 8.1 support is need to run stepmania as well as every other DDR simulator. You're out of luck.
09-26-2003, 10:09 PM
Maybe you should buy a new video card. They're not that expensive nowadays, ~150$ for a good one.
09-26-2003, 10:28 PM
You can't even run DirectX higher than 7? Uh...you might need to get an new computer there.
09-27-2003, 06:35 PM
You can pick up GeForce 4 MX cards pretty cheap, and it is a great card if you're low on cash. I replaced my Rage Fury last year with a GeForce 4 MX 440 and it was a cheap upgrade ($110 when the card was still rather new, about ~$60 now).
If you really aren't looking for performance you can find GeForce 2 MX cards for ~$40.
I found a nice deal on GF4 MX420, and you can find it here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=536070&Sku=P56-2630%20W&CatId=318, only $45 ($25 after rebate).
09-30-2003, 10:42 PM
I think you are going to wait until you get enough money, but in the mean time play FFR! or download DWI or something maybe that'll work
i had a horrible comp with an old vid card and even IT could run 9.0
10-1-2003, 11:08 PM
I think you just need to update your openGL
Congrats eldiablo, I can now see that you know nothing.
Right click on the .EXE file, and select Create Shortcut. A new file called "Shortcut to..." will appear in your folder. Right-click this file and go to Properties. You'll see one text box labelled Target: that points to the .EXE file. Go to the end of this text and add the command line arguments there. add /sdl.
It'll look like "C:\ProgramFiles\DWI\DWI2.exe /sdl"
Click "OK" and start the program using the Shortcut. You can rename the shortcut if you like.
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