As some of you may be aware, I used to play eaw/foc. I had to uninstall the gold pack due to space issues but I have since decided it was time to play it once again. I installed the both the core and the expansion, ran the game, and got an error box saying "Insufficient 3d hardware detected, do you wish to continue?" I thought this was a little odd since the game worked fine before, so I clicked yes anyways. once I got to the main menu, I saw that all the models were green, as was the space background. Only the particles were being displayed properly. At this point I lowered all the video settings to the absolute minimum, since it worked fine like that before, and ran a quick skirmish, this is what I saw: (see attached) Even the infantry animations didn't move, they just hovered in their default green state. When I tried updating foc, it said that it could not detect the install of it. I uninstalled everything, restarted the computer, installed vanilla eaw, ran it, saw the green stuff, set minimum graphic requirements, restarted the computer, and ran it again only to see the exact same thing. At this point I ran "canyourunit" to see if the hardware was still detected and there, and it passed. Video Card Minimum: 32 MB video card with Hardware T&L capability (GeForce2+ / ATI Radeon 7200+) You Have: Intel(R) GMA 950 PASS Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card Required You Have Video RAM 32 MB 256.0 MB 3D Yes Yes Hardware T&L Yes No
What is going on here? :mad: Don't tell me that I can't run it because I have before and I have screenshots to prove it.
I did have an issue with the display of my laptop (backlight over adjusting or something), but it has since gone away
RotM mod author
13th August 2009
Well, your specs seem ok to run the game from what I see and according to you, they were anyway. Honestly, I think the problem may be that your graphics card and motherboard are going bad. The bottom line here is that laptops are extremely fragile and will often break or malfunction without notice. I'm pretty sure this is your problem. To be sure though, do any other games run correctly? What happens when you boot the computer, IE: are there "artifacts" on the screen or scanlines?
You also mentioned something about running out of space? Does this mean that your hard drive is almost full? You might try gutting it out and trying to play the game again. When a hard drive is over 2/3 full, it tends to slow down and eventually that causes other issues.
Just let me have some more details other than your specs...there are many factors that could be at play here.
right now I have 24/142 gb free. There are no artifacts on my screen during boot, though some appeared a while back after playing games for a while (I was playing one day and they appeared in game, forcing me to scale back my graphics)
Thats what I was afraid of, the motherboard going bad. The other games I play still work fine, though I thought I saw a decline in running quality. I have an HP pavilion dv 6000 which is now 3 years old.
I got them crazies.
30th December 2008
Problems with computers. Hate em. But love em :D This absolutely looks like your graphics card is going bad. Ive had this computer for 3 years running an 8600 gt 256 mb (yeah its a laptop). A problem I have noticed with my computer (aspire 5920g) is that the cooling system absolutely SUCKS. Do you leave your computer on allot/play games for like 4-8 hours at a time? Things like this ruin your graphics card...mine is starting to bit the dust. I got a wierd thing like this that happened to me on battlefield 2. All of a sudden there were black lines over everything, and all the tanks and APC's were neon green! >:O WTF!!!
I think it is time for you to get an upgrade though (and same with me). Im planning on getting a desktop. You should as well.
Sorry to revive and old topic but I decided it would be better to do that than post a new one: Hi, I used to play Star Wars: Empire at War and its expansion, Forces of Corruption, on my old PC computer. The problem is I'm going to college next year and into art school so I decided to get a MacBook Pro. I wanted to install the game but it is not supported on my Mac. I used Bootcamp assistant and installed Windows 7 hoping it would work. I was able to install it but when trying to play it, it says "Insufficient 3d hardware detected, do you wish to continue?" I've tried hitting "yes" and it ends up locking up. I have the original versions, not the Gold Pack where the two come together.
Here's the video chips supported that appear on the back of the box (mind you, this came out in 2007):
ATT Radeon 7200/7500 Family ATT Radeon 8500/9000/9200 family ATT Radeon 9500/9600/9700/9800 family ATT Radeon X300/X600/X700/X800/X850 family ATT Radeon X1K family
NVIDIA GeForce 256 family NVIDIA GeForce 2/3/4 family NVIDIA GeForce FX family NVIDIA GeForce 6 family NVIDIA GeForce 7 family
Here's my computer specs:
NVIDIA GeForce 320M:
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 320M Type: GPU Bus: PCI VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x08a0 Revision ID: 0x00a2 ROM Revision: 3533 Displays: Color LCD: Resolution: 1280 x 800 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Built-In: Yes Display Connector: Status: No Display Connected
Now I've checked online, and it says that the game can be supported on Windows 7, so it's not the OS that is the problem.
So do I need a new Graphics card or what? It's funny because I play Warcraft 3 which is from 2003 and it runs fine as well as Starcraft 2 which came out last year and it is also supported by my chip. Thanks, John.
People say I post too much
1st April 2009
What bootcamp does is it installs the latest supported drivers under Windows for your specific display. I'd uninstall the 320m drivers currently on the Windows partition and download the latest drivers and see if they work - if they don't, go to something older.
As for updating the laptop's graphic chip, that's not really possible without paying a good chunk of cash to have it done at an apple store.
Laugh it up fuzzball.
11th February 2011
Actually your problem isn't with your video card it self. The error "insufficient 3d hardware detected" is related to the fact that you don't have enough RAM to run the graphics at the pace your card wants to. Weather it be the RAM on the card, or the RAM on your mother board I'm not sure.
This could be either you don't have enough RAM, or one of your sticks of RAM may be bad or corrupt, or even that one or more sticks aren't fast enough. Or the video accelerator on the card isn't fast enough, which I think may be the problem. With laptops its easy to burn those out with consent use.
I had the same problem with my old tower when I played Star Craft 2. Once I added an extra gig a ram, I stopped getting that message.
I hope this may help you find a fix to your problem. MTGraves
Laugh it up fuzzball.
11th February 2011
Also, I just looked up your Intel(R) GMA 950.
That should be more than enough, you may have burned out the accelerator. Not sure, you might want to take it somewhere and have them run a diagnostic on the hardware. Or an easy way is to find a game with a higher graphic requirement, and if you get the same problem then you know it's your hardware not your software.
If you don't, then it could be giving you a false error message.