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Which Videocards are supported by the simulator?
Posted by eDiver on March 24, 2009 at 2:47 am in Help - FAQ
Currently the eDiving simulator has been tested with the following videocards:
nVidia: Quadro NVS 110M, GeForce 6000, Geforce 7800GT, Geforce 8800GT, GeForce 9600 GT.
ATI: Radeon Express 1100, 9600, Radeon x1800, Radeon 2900, HD3450 or HD4870.
Intel: x3100 chipset (but the simulator will run slow). Make sure you have the most updated drivers from Intel; You can find them here

More powerful is your videocard and smoother the simulator will run :-)
Reply by zdiver on September 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm
does not work with, Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family...
Reply by cdiver on September 22, 2009 at 9:53 pm
It works on a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE.
But,if you have this video card,and it doesn't work.
Clean out excess stuff on your computer that you are sure you DONT!!!!!!!!,need.
If you need it,keep it.

Reply by messenone on October 30, 2009 at 5:48 am

I can get up to the point where you select equipment and then it crashes

Here are my specs:
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Display Memory: 771 MB
Dedicated Memory: 32 MB
Shared Memory: 739 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Driver Version: 7.15.0010.1554 (English)
DDI Version: 10
BGRA Supported: Yes

I have lowered the resolution and it seems to be responding much better but still didnt manage to dive!!

p.s. I am in the process of buying my set of diving equipment and I really want to try out different options. Sucks doesnt it? :)
I will keep trying though. I got another PC at home that might get the job done.(older but better graphics card)
Reply by amarshall on November 9, 2009 at 7:25 pm
I have a GeForce 8400M GS, and it works awesome! Everything shows up great, even the bubbles!

-AM
Reply by sam on November 9, 2009 at 8:54 pm
Hi messenone,

Your post is a little confusing, because you say you have an Intel Series 4 Chipset for the card, but that the manufacturer is ATi (Intel chipsets are manufactured by Intel, but ATi is also a chipset/video card manufacturer). The rest of your specs sound like the Intel, so I'm going to assume that your card is one of Intel's Series 4 GMAs.

Also, you say you are in the process of buying gear. Does the preview of the diver load correctly, and it crashes afterwords? If not, have you been able to complete a normal dive? If one or the other of these works, then the problem doesn't sound like one related to your graphics card. The Intel 4 series Graphics Media Accelerators (which come as part of most Intel 4 series chipsets) claim to support the necessary features to run eDiving, so the problem is probably not caused by a lack of hardware support.

If you are having problems with dives, or loading the diver preview on the equipment screen, the first thing to check is to make sure your video card drivers are up to date. Intel's latest drivers are available from this link: Intel download center. Just select your operating system, then "Drivers" for the download type. The first result in the results box at the bottom of the page will probably read "IntelĀ® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for [Your operating system]". To update your drivers, download and install that.

If you have installed the latest drivers already, or updating your drivers does not help, let me know.
Reply by sam on November 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm
Also, we've gotten to test eDiving on a few new nVidia cards that both worked great:

nVidia GeForce GT220
nVidia GeForce GTX260M
Reply by messenone on November 12, 2009 at 5:04 am
sam said "Hi messenone,

Your post is a little confusing, because you say you have an Intel Series 4 Chipset for the card, but that the manufacturer is ATi (Intel chipsets are manufactured by Intel, but ATi is also a chipset/video card manufacturer). The rest of your specs sound like the Intel, so I'm going to assume that your card is one of Intel's Series 4 GMAs.

Also, you say you are in the process of buying gear. Does the preview of the diver load correctly, and it crashes afterwords? If not, have you been able to complete a normal dive? If one or the other of these works, then the problem doesn't sound like one related to your graphics card. The Intel 4 series Graphics Media Accelerators (which come as part of most Intel 4 series chipsets) claim to support the necessary features to run eDiving, so the problem is probably not caused by a lack of hardware support.

If you are having problems with dives, or loading the diver preview on the equipment screen, the first thing to check is to make sure your video card drivers are up to date. Intel's latest drivers are available from this link: Intel download center. Just select your operating system, then "Drivers" for the download type. The first result in the results box at the bottom of the page will probably read "IntelĀ® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for [Your operating system]". To update your drivers, download and install that.

If you have installed the latest drivers already, or updating your drivers does not help, let me know."


I have a lenovo Thinkpad T500. When I did a dxdiag from my start run this is what I got. I didnt add anything manually.

I followed your instructions and tried to update my drivers etc but when I tried to run the appropriate driver for chipset 4 I got an error:
The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computers manufacturer.

The situation is a bit better now. The program always crashes at the equipment section.

I havent been able to perform a dive yet.
Reply by sam on November 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm
I'm sure you didn't do anything wrong when you got the information, I was just warning you that it came out a little weird, so I had to make a guess at what the actual video card is.

I checked on the T500. Depending on the model that you got, you either have an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x4500HD, which comes with the lowest price version of the T500, or you have an ATI Mobility Radeon 3650, which comes with all other versions.

If the display drivers for the x4500HD didn't allow themselves to be installed, it's quite possible you have the 3650. ATI's drivers for the Mobility series aren't available directly from ATI, but instead through your computer manufacturer (Lenovo, in this case). You can download them from this page on Lenovo's site and scroll down to near the bottom of the page where both the ATI mobility driver and the Intel driver are listed. It's also possible that you have an automatic update application from Lenovo that will detect and install the correct driver, it might be worth trying to run this first.
Reply by messenone on November 13, 2009 at 3:42 am
HEy Sam it seems that there is some sort of setting on my graphics card which is called switchable graphics.

I switched the graphics to a different settings and configured everything for high performance and it seems to work fine.

I managed to get in the pool and have my first swim. Now I need to find some time to actually make a dive.

SO NO PROBLEM FELLAS IF YOU VE GOT A LENOVO T500.

Thanks a lot Sam for all your help !!!
Reply by eDiver on November 13, 2009 at 3:50 am
Very Good !!!

Alberto
Pro Plus 2 Online Class