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I downloaded Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga from a console called Steam. And after I installed it, it didn't work. It said that the game required a graphics that supported pixel shaders 1.1. Is there a way I can get around this? I bought this game and I can't get a refund, so it would be nice if you could help me.

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  • aaronpk8 Sep 27, 2010

    So if I wanted to get a graphics card, is it pretty easy to put in the computer? I don't use a desktop computer though. I have a laptop. Could I still get one? I use directx 9.0c. Is that what you wanted? What exactly is reference rasteriser?

  • aaronpk8 Sep 27, 2010

    So if I wanted to get a graphics card, is it pretty easy to put in the computer? I don't use a desktop computer though. I have a laptop. Could I still get one? I use directx 9.0c. Is that what you wanted? What exactly is reference rasteriser?

  • aaronpk8 Sep 27, 2010

    ok, so how do I do the reference rasteriser?

  • aaronpk8 Sep 28, 2010

    Thanks for the advice

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Here is what I would do:

Make sure the computer meets the minimum requirements:
OS: Windows 2000 or better, Processor: PIII 1 GHz, RAM: 256 MB, Hard drive: 500 MB free space, Video Card: 32 MB, Sound: DirectX 9 compatible sound card, CD-ROM (not required if downloaded)

(For best results: 1GB of RAM, 50% free hard drive space and 128MB dedicated video card.)

Install all Window Updates
Update video card driver
Update sound card driver

Install a dedicated video card (AGP or PCI-E) or upgrade the one you have. FYI: A dedicated video card is essential to a gaming computer.

Worst case is that you can't play the game until you get a newer computer. Keep your Steam account password and the files you downloaded to install Lego SW in a safe place so you can install it again in the future.

Please vote for my solution if it helps.

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    Jax Planet Sep 29, 2010

    Standard and dedicated video controllers are built into notebook motherboards. You either have one or the other. The only way you can upgrade is, if your particular notebook was offered with a motherboard with dedicated video, you may be able to find a used notebook or motherboard with dedicated video that you can use to replace your current motherboard.

    FYI: I actually did this with my Dell Latitude D620. The motherboard died and I found a replacement motherboard on eBay that had dedicated Nvidia video adapter that I was too cheap to pay for when I bought the notebook. I only wanted to replace my motherboard but now I can play Counter Strike on it :)

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Here is a link about your problem.There is a free download which I will also provide a link to,however the first link recommends being wary of 3rd party downloads.I sometimes do it though but if you do,you should at least have a very good antivirus system which is capable of removing threats and not just quarantining them.It also appears that some video cards do not support pixel shader and you may need to buy one.The last link is from shareware.I have not downloaded from them in years and do not remember if it was full of pop-ups and such.You may want to google shareware. Good luck! Greg
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_can_you_download_Pixel_Shader_1.1_or_higher

http://www.computing.net/answers/gaming/pixel-shader-11/1252.html

http://www.topshareware.com/pixel-shader-1.1/downloads/1.htm

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    I forgot to add that if you have any more questions,just reply here and I will get an autolink to your post and I will reply ASAP.

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You may be able to run it after a little change with directX. You will have to do something called "reference rasteriser"

In order to explain this you just need to let me know what version of directX you have.

Even with doing this it will not run well at all. If you are using a desktop you can get a graphics card with 1.1 shaders for really really cheap now (we are talking maybe $10-$50 on ebay) so that may be worth it.

Let me know if you need help finding your directX version or if you want to go the graphics card route.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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    Robert Dahmen Sep 27, 2010

    with almost all laptops you cant really upgrade the graphics card(even those thbat do is really expensive and not worth it)

    reference rasteriser is a way to "trick" directX into running the game even without the hardware requirments. It will take some work and runs the game really bad most of the time but its worth a try.

  • Robert Dahmen
    Robert Dahmen Sep 29, 2010

    You will have to go into DirectX itself and set it up

    Read over these links:http://www.download3k.com/System-Utiliti...

    There are several programs that you can use to make the game work. I can't tell what will be better than the other since I am not sure what your computer is set up with. There are some forum postg here about it: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/...

    Basicly what it does is take the pixel shaders you need and emulates them with software instead of doing it on hardware. Thats the reason it can bog your system down and not run well.

    The info can be a little hard to find. Thats why it took me awhile to get back to you.

    Let me know how these do for you and if you have trouble.

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