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DirectX 9 on AGP w/ ancient motherboard?

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June 9, 2012 6:45:28 PM

Hi. I don't know anything at all about graphics cards, please gear your answers to the noob.

We've got an old computer running on an Asus A8V motherboard that proudly supports AGP 8x. The kids play their games on this computer, mostly browser games, but we just got a pack of new games with the Humble Bundle that want DirectX 9 and > 64MB video memory. (http://support.humblebundle.com/customer/portal/article...)

It doesn't look like these games are very demanding really, they're just written for a modern machine that we don't have.

Is it even possible to get a video card for this machine that will support DirectX 9?

If it is possible, any recommendations? If there's a range of options, price is a consideration.
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June 9, 2012 7:32:36 PM

Just about any video card made in that past 15 years can do DirectX 9. Just make sure you are running Windows XP or above.
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June 10, 2012 12:13:39 AM

Thanks. Maybe it's Pixel Shader 2.0 that we need (whatever that is), though I've also gotten errors about Direct X 9.

Anyone want to recommend an AGP card that goes to 256 MB or 512 MB that is a good value?
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June 10, 2012 1:35:01 PM

Thanks, VetteDude.
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June 10, 2012 1:40:01 PM

You bought Amnesia: The Dark Descent for your kids? :o  You realize it's a horror game, right?
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June 10, 2012 1:55:28 PM

17seconds said:
Just about any video card made in that past 15 years can do DirectX 9. Just make sure you are running Windows XP or above.


Not quite 15 years since the fist version of DX 9 was released in December 2002.
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June 10, 2012 5:33:57 PM

Sunius said:
You bought Amnesia: The Dark Descent for your kids? :o  You realize it's a horror game, right?


Amnesia won't even go on that computer.

Bastion, Braid, and maybe a couple of others should be right up their alley though.
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