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Difficulties Launching Medieval II Total War


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Hi there, I'm having trouble launching the above game that I have recently installed. When I attempt to launch the game, an error message reads: This program requires graphics cared with pixel shader 1.1 or better. The game instructions state I require the latest DirectX 9.0c compatable drivers for my DVD drive, sound carad and video card.

I'm aware you had a similar post to this one, but the content didn't really help me out. I understand I need a better graphics/sound/DVD card but I'm just wondering how I check the specs of the graphics card I have installed?

As my desktop PC is relatively new, and I've haven't had any dramas (until now) with graphics, I believe I may have the appropriate hardware installed.

I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to PCs so I'm really hoping you can guide me in the right direction and hopefully help m rectify the problem. Thank you.
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Hi,

What are the specs of your PC?
If you don't know then please download and run SysSpec. Run the file > click on the system button > click edit > click copy to clipboard and then paste it with your reply.
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Hi again, thank you for such a speedy reply, here are my system specs.




Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 512 MB
CPU: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz
CPU Speed: 2718.1 MHz
Sound card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit
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Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: E: HP DVD Writer 300n
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COM Ports: COM3 | COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 71.2GB | D: 5.1GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 19.0GB | D: 525.6MB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
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Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: DN037A-ABG t360a
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AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: ATAT COMPATIBLE 121203 A M I 12000312
Time Zone: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. 'P4SD-LA'
Modem: Conexant HSF V92 56K PCI Modem
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First of all try updating your graphics card drivers.

http://www.nvidia.co...p_2k_84.21.html

Uninstall the existing drivers and then install the new ones.
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Dumb question, but I've got to ask it, how do I know which drivers to uninstall? The last thing I want to happen is to uninstall software that I need.
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In add/remove programs there should be program called Nvidia Drivers.
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Hi again, I've removed my current Nvidia drivers, and I've clicked on the link you sent me, but I'm really not sure what I should be installing from the site your link directed me to. Hoping you can help. :whistling:
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Click on my link.
If you live in the US click the primary download site link.
If you live in Europe then click the corresponding international driver link.
Save the file to your PC and then run it.
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Sorry it took me so long to reply (time zones, work etc) I've installed new graphics card drivers but it's still coming up with the same error. Do you have any other suggestions that I could try?
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It appears that the Geforce 4 MX cards don't support Pixel Shader 1. This is a hardware limitation and can't be overcome with software. The only thing you can do is to upgrade your graphics card.
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