The bad news is unless you have at least a Nvidia GeForce 6+ or a Radeon of a similar spec you will NEVER EVER play this game. Unfortunately, I, like many of you, dreamt wildly of playing all my Ubisoft (Tom Clancy) games on my Intel Chipset Laptop (or any laptop to be honest. These being Splinter Cell 1 upwards, BIA 1, 2 and 3, Rainbow 6 1 upwards and even Ghost Recon. It turns out that most Tom Clancy games EXPECT you to have a graphics card with a minimum of version 1.0 T&L (Textures and Lighting). There is no Intel Chipset (or many laptops for this matter) which can possibly support T&L. Therefore, NEVER purchase a Ubi/Tom Clancy game for a laptop as it will be a waste. I luckily also have a desktop with a GeForce 6600 256mb card, but had CRC issues due to defective RAM. However, after hours of work managed to get all Ubisoft games installed and playing beautifully. R6 Lockdown worked with maximum graphics however once again i was haunted with the infamous access violation after the first mission.
In conclusion R6 Lockdown is a poorly built/designed game (engine). I have COD2 and BIA 1 and 2 working perfectly with no faults. My advice would be to either snap in half any Ubisoft CD you have wasted money on unless you have an acceptable graphics card. Laptops are just not good enough and without paying £1500+ you will NEVER play these games. With that money you can get a desktop with a better graphics card and play any game on the planet.
It is funny that games made by EA (who get continually mauled for their designs) work on laptops, for example, Fifa, LOTR BFME I and II, even CNC3 worked on medium graphics beautifully on the intel chipset. However a game 4 years older is not capable of playing. Ubi need to design a better engine and stop thinking everybody has the best possible graphics cards.
If you want an easy way to know if your laptop is Alienware (i.e. capable of playing these games) go on www.systemrequirements.com and run the test on you machine. Most Tom Clancy and Ubi games are listed and trust me, when i conducted the test EVERY single one failed to meet the requirements! No wonder it didnt work. If you want a Ubi game which works on a laptop and is totally amazing (in my opinion the best theyve ever made) buy Prince of Persia Two Thrones. The graphics are great and work on most laptops and the storyline is out of this world. I hope this information helped greatly.
well i have a toshiba satellite with an intel graphics card. I can run the others...splinter cell,ghost recon andrainbow six 3 but this lockdown wont work getting same error. any ideas?
u just need a decend graphic card on ur computer, b/c graphic accelerator cannot have the same performance as a graphic card...
Your videocard Intel 910GML do not support T&L.
Only Intel® G35, G41, G43, G45, G965, GL40, GL960, GM45, GM965, e GS45 Chipsets Express have support to T&L.
Try to use 3D analyze (http://www.3dfxzone.it/dir/tools/3d_analyze/index.php) and check the boxes:
> Emulate HW TnL caps
> Force SW TnL
So.. try to run the game.
Works on Intel 82945G Express Chipset
(sorry my english is too bad )
its your processer, type 586 causes lockdown to crash
1.first of all download 3d analyzer http://games.softpedia.com/get/Tools/3D-Analyze.shtml from here.
2.then click select
3.selct the following
4.performance>force z buffer
5.hardware limits>hardware tnlcaps
6.pixel and vertex shader>force maximum pixel 1.4
8.thats it !!!!!~!!!
enjoy the game
100%working tested sure heaven