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Old Dec 24, 2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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Shader Emulator

I am looking for a pixel shader and vertex shader emulator.

I would like to play EQ2 on my Radeon 320m.

Any suggestions other than "Get a new laptop" are appreciated.

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Old Dec 24, 2004, 02:31 AM   #2
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I am looking for a pixel shader and vertex shader emulator.

I would like to play EQ2 on my Radeon 320m.

Any suggestions other than "Get a new laptop" are appreciated.

Thanks
the vertex shader could be run with decent speed on a decent cpu but emulating pixelshaders i'm afraid while not impossible would end up having frames per minutes performance considering EQ2 uses ps2.0.
Actually i don't think it would really matter whether it is ps1.1 or something higher it would be butt slow either way
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 02:49 AM   #3
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I am looking for a pixel shader and vertex shader emulator.

I would like to play EQ2 on my Radeon 320m.

Any suggestions other than "Get a new laptop" are appreciated.

Thanks
Get a new laptop! or Get a new grapics card!....

You do know on quite a few laptops the video maybe upgradeable
Other then that.. there is nothing you can do.....

320M IGP = RADEON VE

maybe play the game in software mode asumeing it has one
even then it'll be like 1 to 3FPS even on a top end laptop

considering the 320M IGP (the oldest ATI radeon one in existance) doesn't have hardware support for newer the DX6 has 1 pixel pipe and 3 texture units and a non existant pixel shader version (as in no support) 0 vertex shaders... not even T&L support

you pretty SOL that is unless the video is upgradeable...
even then it's still be slow

As old as that is makes me wonder how old that laptop is
brings us back to : Get a new laptop! or buy a desktop
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 03:15 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #4
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Laptop is about a 1 1/2 years old. I know that is old in technology years

It still runs well enough with:
Athlon 2000
1024 mb ram
Card set to 128mb in bios

My desktop is great but I like to be able to play on my laptop for those unfortunate hours I am at work
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 01:32 PM   #5
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Laptop is about a 1 1/2 years old. I know that is old in technology years

It still runs well enough with:
Athlon 2000
1024 mb ram
Card set to 128mb in bios

My desktop is great but I like to be able to play on my laptop for those unfortunate hours I am at work
find out if the video is upgradeable, there are mobile upgrades!
if it's upgradeable you just need to upgrade, if not new laptop time....
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 03:39 PM   #6
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try 3danalyse
http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/tools/3d_analyze/

it may help

it convinces the game that you have pixel shaders but you wont get any actual shading....
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System Specs

Truthfully bro, to get EQ2 to run decently enough on your machine...you'd have to upgrade it so you'd be able to play it. Cause as is, it'd be slow, and it'd skip all over the place even if you'd turned everything down to low.
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 11:06 PM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #8
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3d analyze doens't support what I need yet. But thanks for the link.

I know it (eq2) would crawl on this but my main goal was to burn up some crafting while at work. Low performance and crappy fps really wont matter for that.

I believe I am simply SOL. Thanks for the input guys.

WoW, however, runs at a steady 20-25 fps and haven't had any issues yet so it looks like I will stick with that when bored.
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