CS:S Help Plz!

CS:S Help Plz!

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armen115
2008 Jan 22 • 86
Hello, I have a dell dimension 3000 (grey front and black sides) and I installed CS:S. I thought I was sure I had the system requirements but It turns out I dont. When I try to launch the window comes up saying that its not good to run the game cause I dont have the requirements. (btw I always play 1.6) I thought I was supposed to download the latest driver, whatever those are, So I went to the site n downloaded but I ran the Graphics accelerater and it says I cant run it on the system.

INFO:
Intel(R)82865G Graphics Controller
Windows XP
 
 
2008 Feb 21 at 18:05 PST
armen115
2008 Jan 22 • 86
armen115 said:
Hello, I have a dell dimension 3000 (grey front and black sides) and I installed CS:S. I thought I was sure I had the system requirements but It turns out I dont. When I try to launch the window comes up saying that its not good to run the game cause I dont have the requirements. (btw I always play 1.6) I thought I was supposed to download the latest driver, whatever those are, So I went to the site n downloaded but I ran the Graphics accelerater and it says I cant run it on the system.

INFO:
Intel(R)82865G Graphics Controller
Windows XP
 
 
2008 Feb 21 at 18:08 PST — Ed. 2008 Feb 24 at 06:45 PST
melloyellow582
The Original Portmanteau

Brisk.
2005 Mar 21 • 12861
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so... it looks like you don't have the requirements. go buy some ram or a video card.
 
 
2008 Feb 21 at 18:16 PST
armen115
2008 Jan 22 • 86
NOOOO way of me not buying anything? -dont mind my cheapness
 
 
2008 Feb 21 at 18:20 PST
melloyellow582
The Original Portmanteau

Brisk.
2005 Mar 21 • 12861
666 ₧
if you dont have the specs, you dont have the specs.
 
 
2008 Feb 21 at 19:32 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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The main issue is the intel graphics card. Actually even calling it a graphics card is overselling it a bit there. If you buy a PCI-e card on the internet (I'd recommend nVidia but whatever floats your boat) that should be your main performance bottleneck at the moment... I'd need to see all your system properties at the moment to be sure though.
 
 
2008 Feb 22 at 01:35 PST
armen115
2008 Jan 22 • 86
Ok well I can the rest of my comp can meet the requirements, except the video card.

CS:S Preffered Specs:
2.4 GHz Processor
512MB RAM
DirectX 9 capable graphics card
Windows 2000/XP/ME/98
Mouse
Keyboard
Internet Connection

I have:
2.66GHz processor
512MB RAM
DirectX 9 capable graphics card
Windows 2000/XP/ME/98
Mouse
Keyboard
Internet Connection

and also an Intel Celeron........... But I had my computer repaired and the guy said I dont have a video card slot or something. Thanks
 
 
2008 Feb 22 at 17:02 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Oddly enough when graphics card manufacturers say they have DX 9 compatible cards they are in fact lying through their teeth; as such I'd need to know the make and model. However for the moment you could try right-clicking on the game in steam, then 'properties'. In this menu click 'set launch options' (it should be something like that) and type:

-dxlevel 80

Just as you see it there. That managed to get CS:S running on this at an impressive 12 fps average! Which is not good. You, having a desktop rather than a laptop, should fare better. But no promises. ;)

Also you can try altering the in-game options to pretty much the lowest settings available; I'm talking about lowest model quality, no water reflections, lowest resolution (640x480) etc.
 
 
2008 Feb 22 at 18:46 PST
armen115
2008 Jan 22 • 86
The Model of the graphics card right?
 
 
2008 Feb 22 at 20:03 PST
armen115
2008 Jan 22 • 86
Intel
 
 
2008 Feb 23 at 14:36 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Yeah, that's it. In all likelihood that is causing your problems. When Intel say that it's DX9 compatible really they're bending the truth, but on a General Relativity scale :D

So as I said, the -dxlevel 80 path is probably your best bet. Let us know how it goes.
 
 
2008 Feb 23 at 15:14 PST
begginer

2007 Oct 24 • 990
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you didn't see this post !
Wtf is that ? its a bird ! no its a plane ! amm maybe its a plastic bag . NO ! its SUPERJER ! the greatest super hero ever!
 
 
2008 Feb 24 at 03:05 PST — Ed. 2008 Feb 24 at 09:37 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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Yeah, it's the link to the intel stuff. Armen could you edit the post to be like

[ url=yourlinkhere ]intel drivers[ /url ]

As that would bring the page back to normal size. (Obviously without the spaces.)
 
 
2008 Feb 24 at 04:16 PST — Ed. 2008 Feb 24 at 04:17 PST
CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

Frontline Heroism Medal
2005 Mar 21 • 1531
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All I know is don't buy anything less than an 8800.

Trust me.
If you jump high enough you'll hurt your ankles when you land.
 
 
2008 Feb 24 at 14:26 PST
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4786
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Unless you only intend to play the original Roller Coaster Tycoon for the rest of your life. *glares at superjer*
 
 
2008 Feb 24 at 20:13 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
And why wouldn't one want to do that?

Actually thinking about it do I still have that game on here. Hilariously it often fails to work. My sister installed it because I want- NEEDED Team Fortress 2.
 
 
2008 Feb 25 at 02:14 PST
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