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Old 06-05-2002, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default DirectX 8.1 compliant video card/driver...?

OK, a friend of mine just got a new game, which has a requiremnt of DX8.1 compliant video card and DX8.1 video driver.
Now, his crapola onboard video clearly isn't, but how do I check to see what would be to try to find him the cheapest piece of hardware that would work for this?
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Old 06-07-2002, 06:38 PM   #2
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it means the video card will work under dx8.1
all current Geforece and Radeon series re working under dx8.1

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Old 06-07-2002, 07:33 PM   #3
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All gfx cards made in the last few years (any GeForce or Radeon certainly) 'should' be DirectX8.1 compatible. It's just that the Radeon8500's, GF3's, GF4TI's & Xabre gfx cards have hardware support for the DX8 enhanced functions like pixel and vertex shaders.

Obviously be sure to install DirectX8.1 to your OS, check for the latest BIOS and driver for your gfx card and you should be fine.
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