Halo PC version video card issues



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Halo PC version video card issues

Postby Roland Young » Sun, 12 Sep 2004 08:36:41 GMT

I have a video-card related performance problem with Halo on the PC.

When I try to run Halo from WinXP, I get a message telling me that my video 
hardware is below the recommended minimum specs. I tried to run the game 
anyway, and at first it just crashed to Windows. However when I downloaded 
the latest drivers it ran, but with a highly flickering screen and greyscale 
graphics (i.e. unplayable).

My specs are:

AMD3000+ 1024MB RAM
64MB KN400A Integrated Graphics - Driver: KN400 Unichrome Integrated 
Graphics 169439-06
VIA Extreme Chipset - Driver: VIA Hyperion 4in1 v4.53
DirectX 9.0c installed

The minimum video card required is "32MB/3D T&L capable". Surely what I have 
exceeds this?

Any help to improve the performance would be appreciated - thanks! 

Re: Halo PC version video card issues

Postby Chris H. » Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:56:22 GMT

You've got an onboard video system, Roland, but you can see if your setup is 
supported by reviewing this Knowledge Base article: 
 http://www.**--****.com/ , check out this article on 
graphics cards: 
to see if it'll help you.
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Re: Halo PC version video card issues

Postby walter mitty » Sun, 12 Sep 2004 15:43:07 GMT

The game has already told him not. What's so hard to understand here? 
The graphics card may have a big name, but it doesn't have big performance.

Look into upgrading to something like a ATI 9600 Pro : cheap and fast 
and easily the best reviewed card for a long long time with regards to 
bang for buck.

Re: Halo PC version video card issues

Postby PiousSwine » Sun, 12 Sep 2004 22:19:32 GMT

"> AMD3000+ 1024MB RAM

 I don't know much about that onboard video.. but I reckon it doesn't have a
proper Texture and Lighting plumbing.  Does any onboard video have T&L?

Re: Halo PC version video card issues

Postby Chris H. » Sun, 12 Sep 2004 23:13:26 GMT

That's why I posted information so he can understand, and see, what is 
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Re: Halo PC version video card issues

Postby jamesbarlo » Mon, 13 Sep 2004 06:22:57 GMT

>  I don't know much about that onboard video.. but I reckon it doesn't have a

NOOOO! Seriously though, you wont be able to play any game with
onboard video. I had Onboard Intel extreme (extremly shit) that was
64mb. It simply cannot cope for {*filter*}. Also Onboard video steals
memory from your ram because it has no onboard vram. I also couldnt
play halo with this, so i bought a Raddy 9600 pro with 256mb vram. Its
Excellent :-) Graet value for money.

-james b

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