View Full Version : GeForce 4 mx not supported, why?
03-18-2005, 02:42 PM
I have the intergrated Geforce mx video card which is not supported by BIA. I was just wondering, why the hell not?
Also, is there anyway i can download an update for it so it will work? Or do i have to go round to the local Pc world and spend ā£100 on a new one? Please reply, im in urgent need of help.
03-18-2005, 02:45 PM
It doesnt support Pixel Shading.
You will have to upgrade to a Supported card.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI Radeon 8500/9000/X series
NVIDIAā® GeForceā"¢ 4/FX/6 series (GeForce 4 MX not supported)
Laptop models of these cards not supported.
03-18-2005, 02:47 PM
Probably because it dosen't support Hardware Transform & Lightning. Unfortunate. :/ Do you have a console you could perhaps rent or get BIA for?
03-18-2005, 02:50 PM
I'm not too good with computers so this might be a dumb question. But, can i download an upgrade? Or is it hardware which you manually put into your computer?
03-18-2005, 02:52 PM
This is a hardware issue, meaning you will have to purchase a new video card (that you have to remove the old card and put the new one manually inside of your PC) in order to play BIA. A fix for this will not be issued.
03-18-2005, 03:01 PM
Ahh ok. Which oen would you suggest thats cheap n cheerful?
03-18-2005, 03:21 PM
Well it would depend on your overall hardware. Can you post your specs? Like what type of processor you have and how much memory?
If you have a relatively slow CPU/ram 1GHz-1.5GHz (which I'm guessing is the case) there is no point in getting a super fast video card because the rest of the components would pull you back. If you have a processor in the 1.5GHz range and would like to get Brothers in Arms working I would suggest getting an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, which should work quite nicely with BIA and a host of other recent games (including Doom 3). A 9800 Pro would set you back about 150 dollars.
03-18-2005, 04:58 PM
my question is why didnt they build this thing to play on those cards...MOHAA..COD and Far Cry play on those and the pentium extreme 64 meg onboard video.....I only have one machine with the extreme Pentium and its my machine in my office at my job...but I do have those installed and they play...well all the game settings are turned down to low..but hey it woeks...wish that machine had an agp slot.....but then again if it did my boss would have to fire me cauise I would never be out of my office to fix things...I would be playin games alday...I am a electrician/Electronics/Instrumentation Tech for an underground mining company..as long as everything is running with no problems...I can hang out at my shop or in my office on the net or playing games.....but the extreme card keeps me from playing them alot....just not as cool with the graphics..but again those games will play on it......lots of customers either wont buy BIA because of that or will complain that it wont play because they didnt bring a magnifying glass and read the small print.....
03-18-2005, 05:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dzjepp2k5:
Probably because it dosen't support Hardware Transform & Lightning. Unfortunate. :/ Do you have a console you could perhaps rent or get BIA for? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
An MX does support HW T&L, unfortunately it doesn't as has been mentioned support Pixel Shaders.
03-18-2005, 05:41 PM
when you limit the card it will play on you limit yourself to who will buy it...I can understand the Pentium chipset video but the GForce mx..I know lots who still have this and wont upgrade untill they are ready to buy or build a new machine..and most of them are waiting for the 64 bit windows to come out first, and that probably wont be untill the first or second part of 2006....even Pentium aint working to hard right now to build a processor that will run it..or should I say that will be built for it so it can take full atvantage of the 64 bit tech...they do have a processor that will work on 64 bit but its not strickly buit for it ....AMD's 64 bit is a few steps ahead of the pentium 64 bit capable processor......I am a pentium fan...had one AMD a few years ago that did nothing but run hot while playing games..to the point it it wasnt worth installin games on it..even with extra case fans.....so I will wait for the pentium version of a true 64 bit processor before I build my next machine......my current is new an top of the line but only because dad and the wife went half on it for Christmas.....its a great machine....but I will build my 64 bit after Windows code name Longhorn is re-leased....my wife says I collect computers...I have a total of 6 of them ..from a P-III 1000 MEG (OR 1 GIG) TO MY CURRENT P-4 3.40 Prescot