C&C Generals running on a laptop
Got a quick hardware question for the folks here about a game and a laptop. It's not mine, it's a client's.
Game: Command and Conquer Generals - patched to latest version
Computer: HP Pavilion G62 notebook / Win7 HP 64bit / AMD Athlon II P340 Dual core / 8GB RAM / AMD Mobility Radeon HD4200 series.
Upon launching the game, you get an error:
Please make sure you have DirectX 8.1 or higher installed (11 installed) Also verify that your video card meets the minimum requirements.
Now I ran dxdiag to find out which version was running, and it's 11. The game is rather old, and for the life of me, can't understand why it won't at least load, even if it's a laggy mess. I've tried custom options.ini files, and running it in compatibility mode to XP sp3, but all are met with the same result. I'm guessing the stopping point is the mobility radeon, which I loaded the latest drivers for that from their website, but still no difference. Can this game simply not play on this laptop? I realize integrated graphics are a huge problem here, but I tried it on my shop machine (core2quad / intel graphics / 3GB /Win7 Pro 32bit - and it started ok. I would think the mobility radeon would be better than intel integrated graphics. Maybe it's the 64bit windows?
Anyone run into something like this? Ideas to try? I'm not going to spend a lot more time on this, but I thought I'd ask here as an option for myself. Thanks!
Intel Pentium 3/AMD Athlon 800 MHz
128 MB RAM
Windows 98 or higher
32 MB AGP DirectX 8.1 compatible video card NVIDIA Geforce 2 or ATI Radeon 7500
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
1.8 GB hard disk space
8x CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
Can you roll back to DX9 (or even 8.1) and see if that works?
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|reply to captokita |
Have you verified on your clients laptop they have the DirectX 9 runtimes installed just for the sake of it.
Even though it comes with DirectX 11 as you've mentioned. A lot of the version 9 dll's are missing.
Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX