|Well that looks like the problem. |
SCX_Tyler, you mention that your laptop graphics are speedy enough to run GTA. This is not the case here: the issue is not speed, but capability.
Intel's GMA is very much a barebones solution: it uses system memory (fighting with the CPU for pipes), is built on low-power PowerVR-MBX architecture, and does not support transform and lighting in hardware. This card simply doesn't have the tools to play most 3D games, so it emulates functions in software, which leads to slow performance, glitches, and incompatibilities.
Almost ANY discrete graphics solution would be an improvement on your current situation. However, if you're running a laptop (you didn't mention that) then your upgrade options are severely limited, if nonexistent, and you're better off playing on a desktop.
If you're on a desktop, post your motherboard info.
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