Unable to play portal.

August 24, 2011 at 21:06:43
Specs: Windows XP sp3, AMD Sempron 3000+ 2.00GHz, 1.43 GB RAM
I have installed the latest update for directx, which would be version9. And the game tells me that there is a minimum requirement for directx 8. I'm not understanding why I have this sort of problem. do I need to update my video drivers or?

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#1
August 25, 2011 at 01:32:27
DirectX 9C, which is included in SP2, is backwards compatible with DirectX 8.

Not only do you need the software support for a certain version of DirectX, you also need the hardware for it. Do you have a graphics card that supports DirectX 8 or higher?
The amount of RAM you have stated (1.43GB) implies you have some version of integrated graphics.

Nigel

Mobo: Asus P7P55D LE
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM
CPU: Core i5 750 @ 2.67 GHz
RAM: Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1600MH 4GB
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#2
August 25, 2011 at 02:34:21
Agreed

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#3
August 25, 2011 at 06:17:07
How would I be able to find out if my card can support directx 8 or higher? I have a VIA S3g unichrome igp, which i'm assuming is the integrated graphics?

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#4
August 25, 2011 at 11:05:29
Your IGP doen't support direct x 8 that why u can't play portal. List the system model number if u have oem system or board model number if u have custom system.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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