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Game Says I Fail Minimum Video Card Reqs

I have a Intel GMA X3100 video card intstalled in my Lenovo T61
Which I believe is sufficient for a 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0--- this is the requirement for the game.

And yet the game says it fails the minimum requirements

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It is quite possible that you may have to update the drivers for your video card. It is true that the device supports upto pixel shader 2.0 that is the DEVICE but if the DRIVER installed does not then the computer will not know how to use the video card in the right way. So update the driver and you should be ok.

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  11. If possible please upgrade your RAM.
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  2. 1 GB RAM (512 should be enough however)
  3. 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  4. The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
  5. Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  6. This one is very important: At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games.
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  2. 1.5 GB RAM
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