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2010/10/1 6:18:50
graphics card Hi Jim/All!

Thanks, Jim, for the good wishes! So, tried emulating Pixel Shader 2.0 in software with SwiftShader...yikes! Muvizu finally loaded, but screen updated once every 3 - 5 seconds... Interface looks nice, though!

2010/9/8 2:28:39
graphics card Hi Jim,

Thank you for the 3DAnalyzer info. I forgot about this utility--haven't used it in years and had no idea that it was still being supported.

Anyway, after following your instructions, I regrettably received the same error messages. Ah well...

In case you or anyone else cares to help me tackle this, here is what occurs:

  • 1. I launch Muvizu (or in this case, I launch via 3danalyzer).
  • 2. After a few moments, I receive the following error message: "This game requires at least Shader Model 2.0"
  • 3. After clicking OK, I receive the next message: "An error has occurred: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt."

That's it.

My system specs are as follows:

  • COMPUTER: Dell Dimension 2400
  • CPU: 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 (Prescott)
  • VIDEO: ATI Radeon 9250 256 MB DDR (DirectX 8.1 card)
  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • DIRECTX: v9.0c

Any help is appreciated, but I suspect a hardware upgrade is in store, once I'm employed again (LoL). Thanks again for all your help Jim. Cheers!
2010/8/31 21:29:14
graphics card Well all, thank you very much for contributing to an informative thread--most helpful. Regrettably, due to various reasons, upgrading is NOT in my immediate future

BillyBass, I hope these fine people have provided YOU with some helpful info, and I wish you and the rest the very best in your endeavors. I look forward to seeing how much Muvizu has matured once I procure a system hefty enough to run it Big Grin

2010/8/20 23:24:08
graphics card Thanks again, Emily! Regrettably, I suspected as much. I figured I'd have to replace my aged ATI 9250, Pixel Shader 2.0 being among the main missing features.

@Jim: Thank you very much for the graphics card reference from Tom's Hardware. Unfortunately, my even older motherboard supports only PCI. Which begs a second question then: is there such a creature as an ATI PCI card that supports DirectX 9.0c (again, only Pixel Shader 2.0+ need apply) and if so, who still sells one? Okay, I guess I threw a third one in there...sue me! Off to gurgle search it, just thought I'd ask while I was lurking about
edited by marvinx on 8/20/2010
2010/8/19 18:14:06
graphics card Thanks, Emily! Just for clarification, does the "ati 1300" spec refer to the ati "x1300"?

Thx again!
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