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Half Life 2 VS My ATI Radeon 345M IGP

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dipsht099

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#1
:( im lost in oblivion! being a regular joe, i am fascinated with these new games thats coming out. My most anticipated is HL2. Paid $50.00, and now i feel like its gone to waste... I have a VAIO P4 2.80Ghz and 448MB of RAM (64MB), and i have a ATI 345M IGP which is shared with my sys mem.

Sadly HL2 wont run no matter how hard i tried, DL latest drivers, updated to DirectX 9c. Called sierra and called sony... now im stuck with a game that i cnt even enjoy. The irony!!

If someone can help me, please do!
 

logisticprism

Time Dr. Freeman?
#2
sorry...i'm pretty sure you're stuck. shared memory based graphics will never cut it for most games. if you have the money (and an available AGP slot) go buy a real GPU. if you're working on a budget, the 9600xt or the fx5700 ultra will run hl2 pretty well for a relatively minimal cost.
 
#3
My Toshiba A70 has a mobile ATI 9000 IGP.

Halflife runs good on low/medium settings, too bad yours does not.

I used the latest Omega drivers on my system. Luckily for you its a desktop computer and not a laptop like mine, it will be much easier for you to upgrade if you end up wanting to shell out the cash.

Laptop Specs:
P4 2800GHz
512MB RAM
ATI 9000 Mobile 128MB Shared Memory

On my main rig I only have a AMD 2100+ TB chip, and I can run Halflife 2 on High Quality settings.

However I have a performance card in there, ATI 9800 Pro 128MB and 768MB RAM, but hey that card is coming down in price as we speak. I bet you could find it for cheap, or buy someone's old card when they upgrade.
 

American Zombie

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#4
When you say HL2 will not run do you mean Steam will not run or Steam runs fine but game crashes.
Also, have you looked in the Steam HL2 forum.
 
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dipsht099

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#6
thanks homebois...after weeks of giving up... i tried fixing it and i downloaded some Omega drivers and it worked!!! =) but lately i dont have time to play..thanks ya'll
 

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