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Shader model 3 support?

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February 18, 2013 2:36:22 AM

I am trying to install a game called Primal Carnage through steam, but everytime i get in the process of it i get the error message saying that I dont have "shader model 3".

I am not sure what i need. I have tried using a program called 3danalyzer to emulate a new graphics card but that was a failure.

How do i get this game to work for me?

I am running windows xp pro SP3 2002

Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53 GHz
2.52 GHz, 1.5GB RAM

What other information do you guys need?

Trying to spend as little money as possible.

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February 18, 2013 10:11:16 AM

you will need a new graphic card which supports shader model 3
a b U Graphics card
February 18, 2013 10:15:36 AM

You'll need a Shader model 3 GPU and possibly on AGP as your Pentium 4 is really old and it's surely an AGP model over the newer PCI-e that become standard in the Pentium D erra...

I found this one to be available:
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February 18, 2013 5:14:59 PM

I am not skilled at all regarding hardware.

Do i need to buy a specific graphics card? And is installation as easy as screwing it into my CPU?

Please walk me through. Much appreciated.
February 19, 2013 3:04:27 AM

ya you have to buy a new graphic card but an old 1 coz your processor is old