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Command & Conquer 3 - 945GM Express Chipset Family Vertex Shader

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I have a laptop with 45GM Express Chipset Family and according to EA I have everything I need apart from Vertex Shader version 1.1 (I don't have any).

Any idea how I can resolve this?

thanks

Running Win XP Professional
1 GB RAM
Lenovo laptop with Intel Mobile 945GM Express Chipset Family
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Question by:jdtobias
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by:souseran
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Per Intel:

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/cs-014257.htm

Pixel and vertex shading operations are used by some 3D programs as a method to describe and render the environment. The Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family supports Vertex Shaders 1.0-3.0 and Pixel Shaders 1.0-2.0. Intel provides an optimized graphics pipeline for vertex processing that is included in Microsoft* DirectX*. This can be used by games to provide software geometry processing.

Which version of DirectX do you have on the laptop? Also which version of video driver is installed? What is the model of the Lenovo laptop?

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ID: 20072856
System Model: 07684BG
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU           T2400  @ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs)
Display Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4864 (English)

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DirectX version is current. You have the newest Lenovo video driver. You might want to try the Intel video driver. It's available here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=2301&DwnldID=14387&strOSs=44&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Professional&lang=eng

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by:jdtobias
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I already have that file installed.
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souseran earned 1500 total points
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I had a feeling you were going to say that . . . I've been combing the forums for information on this, and despite Intel's assurance that they support Vertex Shader, I haven't found much good news. Don't know which specific C&C game you're looking at, but this blog article seemed to be best of show.

http://elbert945gm.blogspot.com/2007/05/command-and-conquer-3-tiberium-wars.html

There does appear to be a problem with that chipset and some C&C games.
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by:jdtobias
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I already saw that solution which required purchasing additional software.
Thanks for your help
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