Hardware graphics acceleration

  753Df 12:09 04 Nov 2003

When I try to load on a FIFA 2003 game for my son I get the message 'Hardware Graphics acceleration' required. What is this and how can
I load it. The operating system I have is Windows XP. The computer is fairly new, but has a modem problem to stop me going on the internet.
I have all the systems disks.

  powerless 12:13 04 Nov 2003

Do you know if you have onboard graphics or a seperate graphics card?

...and whos graphics is it?

  753Df 13:14 04 Nov 2003

The card is a 128MB nVidia Ga Force Fx5200 -supplied by Dell

  powerless 13:23 04 Nov 2003

Firstly update the drivers...

click here

  753Df 14:53 04 Nov 2003

As I can not presently connect to the internet are the drivers present in the disks that came with the computer- sorry to be so stupid not very computer literate as you may have gathered

  powerless 14:57 04 Nov 2003

Sorry to be stupid as well but as you are on the internet now, can you not download them now?

Drivers on the disk will be the ones in use and will probably be older drivers.

Another thing to try is.

Go to start, run, type:


Click ok...

Click the DISPLAY tab and check that:

DDraw, D3D, AGP are all ebabled. (at the bottom)

  Stuartli 15:02 04 Nov 2003

Have you got the latest version of Microsoft's DirectX, 9b?

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