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Shader Model 3 video card.

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January 5, 2014 1:05:37 PM

My game keeps saying my video card must support shader model 3. I have DirectX 10. I am also running Windows Vista. Does it support shader model 3? If so, what can I do to update it or get it to run and stop saying that. If not, how do I fix my laptop so that it will run shader model 3.

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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2014 1:16:30 PM

sorry but you cant change that.you need new gpu which cannot be changed on(most) laptops .dx10 supports greater than 3. shader model 3 surfaced about 10 years ago. time for upgrade..
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January 5, 2014 2:00:25 PM

chris987 said:
sorry but you cant change that.you need new gpu which cannot be changed on(most) laptops .dx10 supports greater than 3. shader model 3 surfaced about 10 years ago. time for upgrade..



so if it runs greater than 3 why isnt it?

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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2014 2:02:25 PM

What is your card? Shader Model 3 has been around since 2004 when the GeForce 6000 series launched.
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January 5, 2014 2:10:44 PM

RaiCoss said:
What is your card? Shader Model 3 has been around since 2004 when the GeForce 6000 series launched.


How do i see what my card is?
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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2014 2:15:38 PM

well if you install windows 7 wou will have direct x11. that doesnt mean your card is an dx11 capable vga.your vga supports dx9b and shader model 2. if the game has a minimum of shader 3 or above you cant pay it

dx9b shader model 2 windows xp
dx9c shader model 3
dx10 // 4 windows vista
dx11 // 5 windows xp
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a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2014 2:23:35 PM

football31499 said:
RaiCoss said:
What is your card? Shader Model 3 has been around since 2004 when the GeForce 6000 series launched.


How do i see what my card is?


Err... I haven't used Vista in quite a while so I don't fully remember. Download this... http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2317/techpowerup-g... ...run it, and post back here what it says in the name box.
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January 5, 2014 2:24:28 PM

chris987 said:
well if you install windows 7 wou will have direct x11. that doesnt mean your card is an dx11 capable vga.your vga supports dx9b and shader model 2. if the game has a minimum of shader 3 or above you cant pay it

dx9b shader model 2 windows xp
dx9c shader model 3
dx10 // 4 windows vista
dx11 // 5 windows xp


Vista support SM5/DX11.
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