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Shader Model 3 video card.

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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    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..
  2. 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?
  3. What is your card? Shader Model 3 has been around since 2004 when the GeForce 6000 series launched.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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-gpu-z-v0-7-5/start?server=13 ...run it, and post back here what it says in the name box.
  7. 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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