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Graphics card bought game called "Medieval 2 Total War", but when try to use get message "this program requires graphics card with pixel shader 1.1 or better". Cannot find what specification is for pixel shader for my pc. Any ideas how can get game to work ?

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When you bought a game you just see a label of a cd's they have a system requirements ..if the system requirements of a game is compatible to your computer then you buy that one.if the game is higher requirements than your pc...so i suggest to buy a higher video card and memory to maximize the system requirements of a game....

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