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DirectX 9.0c and not merely 9.0 is the key thing to look for. Some older graphics processors that do not implement in hardware the 9.0c features (most notable is Shader Model 2.0 support) did provide a satisfactory software emulation of the feature. The trick to finding an older GPU that will cope with DX9.0c is to match that legacy GPU with a driver of the correct vintage. This is one of those (albeit rare) situations where newer drivers are not necessarily better than older drivers.

Comparison of Nvidia graphics processing units 
DirectX 9.0c support first appeared with
  • the GeForce 6 (6xxx) series (C51G and NV43 and later) for desktop video cards and
  • the GeForce Go 7 (Go 7xxx) series (G70M and later) for mobile video subsystems
Comparison of ATI graphics processing units 
DirectX 9.0c support first appeared with
  • the Radeon R500 (X1xxx) series (RV515 and later) for desktop video cards and
  • the Mobility Radeon X1xxx series (M52 and later) for mobile video subsystems

How to add your data to these tables Edit

VSK is supposed to run successfully with any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card. Therefore:

  1. in the first table below please list any GPUs which you know are not DirectX 9.0c compatible and yet do run the game successfully
  2. in the second table please list any GPUs which you know are DirectX 9.0c compatible but which do not run the game successfully

It is not necessary to list DirectX 9.0c GPUs that do run the game as that list will be very long. Nor is it necessary to list GPUs which are not DirectX 9.0c compatible and do not run the game.

Other 
Any other relevant info about your video subsystem.
Game options 
Any configuration changes (e.g. Performance/Quality setting, display Resolution etc.) needed to make the game run successfully. For the fastest possible performance, you can enable the Customize check box in the advanced display screen and select the Preset "Minimum Quality". Those minimum settings are:
  • Shader quality = PC0
  • Texture quality = Low
  • Antialiasing = None
  • MaxFiltering = Bilinear
  • Shadows = None


Compatible legacy GPUs (predating DirectX 9.0c) Edit

List any GPUs which you know are not DirectX 9.0c compatible and yet do run the game successfully.

Compatible graphics processor units
Vendor Model Driver Other Game options
NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go 6.13.10.4258 220MHz N17M 32MB Perf/Qual=Faster, 1400x1050
ATI
NVIDIA
ATI
NVIDIA
ATI
NVIDIA
ATI

Dysfunctional DirectX 9.0c GPUs Edit

List any GPUs which you know are DirectX 9.0c compatible but which do not run the game successfully.

Incompatible graphics processor units
Vendor Model Driver Other Game options
NVIDIA
ATI
NVIDIA
ATI
NVIDIA
ATI
NVIDIA
ATI

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