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Command and Conquer Generals


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froggingbob

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Hello

I have an Acer Travelmate 240: Windows XP, 512mb RAM, 2.6Ghz thing, Intel® 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics controller and what seems like all that is neccessary to run command and conquer generals yet it runs very slowly.

I have been on the Intel website and looked up my particular graphics controller. There was a compatibility list with Generals marked as green (compatible with no problems) so why is it running so badly on my computer.

Hope someone can help, i've tried going to the OpenGL tab on Graphic properties and putting total memory footprint or something to high but it still goes slow. I've also downloaded driver updates for the graphics controller, i actually got more RAM (i had 256 and recently upgraded to 512mb) because i thought this could solve the issue but it didnt. I've also tried putting all the graphics settings on c+c to low but that doesnt work either.

Any help and i will be grateful.

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The Intel integrated graphics cards are quite weedy.
You could try updating your drivers from the Intel website.
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I see. Well i have done that and it might have made a slight difference but its no where near as fast as it should be.

The thing is, on my other computer (some MESH desktop) which has a Radeon 7500 graphics card i think, it still runs slow. However, that computer only has 256mb RAM. Could this be the problem?

Cheers for the speedy reply.
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Another question. What is it in c+c generals that my graphics card struggles with? This would be helpful because i can then stay away from certain games, or all new games if thats the case...

Thanks in advance
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Just games in general struggle with intel integrated gfx, if you get a gfx card even a cheaper one will be much better than the integrated gfx, the integraed is really meant to basically run your average desktop and some work applications and viewing some basic videos and presentations not games.
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And there is no possible way to upgrade the gfx card in a laptop? Its just really annoying, red alert 2 is like the best game, and generals looks so good if it would just speed up a little.
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Yeah kinda sucks there really isnt to much you can do with a laptop to upgrade they really arent meant to play games, its a shame generals is much better than red alert 2 its much less kids gamey than red alert 2.
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yeh i suppose so.

well thanks for the help anyway.
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try lowering all of ure setts.
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hhehe, ive tried that, funnily enough it still doesnt work so well. I tried the game on a different DESKTOP computer and it was soo much better. Laptops suck for games, thats the lesson to be learnt here.
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