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I put the sims 3 on my desktop and a message pops up that i need a shader model 2.... I have no idea what to do

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You need that earlier edition. Sims 2 and then you might need the Sims cd. Good game.

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I install juiced 2 but they told me about SHADER 3 GRAPHICS CARD


All latest PC games requires shader model 3 graphics card. Actually juiced 2 is a high graphic oriented game requiring shader model 3. So, you must upgrade the video memory by adding a latest graphics card with shader model 3.Graphic card like,
Nvidia 6600 and higher has shader model 3.0 ATI x1xxx or higher has shader model 3.0 some X800 were also shader model 3.0.
Before you buy any new graphic card you need to discover which card your motherboard supports.
Good luck!!!

Jun 09, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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WHEN I TRY TO PLAY SIMS 3 GAME I GET A EROR MESSAGE YOUR VIDEO CARD DOES NOT SUPPORT SHADER MODEL 2 PLEASE UPGRADE YOUR CARD


a Video card (aka a Graphics card) is a physical component in your computer that renders images and graphics, the higher quality graphics card you have the higher quality of games and images you can play/render.

so what this error means is the graphics card that your computer currently has installed doesn't support a model of shader (think shadows) which is needed to run Sims 3 properly

you can upgrade these cards, but it all depends on other components of your computer as to which would be most suitable for you

if you know anyone with knowledge of computers consult them as it would be free, or otherwise you'll have to have a consultation with a computer technician at your local computer store

hope this helps.

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I just purchased need for speed hott pursuit from EA games n it doesnt work on my laptop, a message shows that system require a "shader model 3 " is this model compactible with this game or not?


If you get this message it means the video card in the laptop is not compatible with the game, probably because it is too old. A shader is a set of software instructions used to calculate rendering effects on graphics hardware. Most modern graphics hardware is compatible with shader model 3.

Dec 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying to install sims 3 and it says that I need shader model 2. is there a free down load for that


Please see the link below for the minimum specs for Sims 3

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/sujet-2946-system-requirements-for-sims-3

It sounds like your graphics card does not have the specs to support the game.

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Sims 3


Hi,
These are the system requirements for Sims 3 PC version>>>>>>>
Windows XP
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB video card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
  • 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
  • 128 MB video card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least
  • Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
  • 0.5 GB additional RAM

You can download a demo version from EA Games here before you buy it >>>>>>>>





http://eastore.ea.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/ContentTheme/pbPage.sims3uk




Regards.

Jul 09, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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I need to upgrade the video card for my Gateway 7330GZ laptop


Hey,

looked over the spesifications of your laptop, the video card thats build into the laptop doesn't have pixel shader 2 support and it can't be replaced since its build into the motherboard.

noting you can do about it, other than buy a newer laptop with a better video card, almost any ati or nvidia card will do, if your going to buy one you can check in with me and I'll make sure its got what it needs to run the game or you can ask the sales people to check on it before you purchase it.

Thanks,
Ekse

Jun 08, 2009 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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Shader 3 compatibility?


Hey,

If you look at this page you can see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_shader#Hardware_Compatability

PS version (pixel shader version supported / compatible)
so that would be for shader 3 requirement

Ati Radeon x1300 to x1950 cards support it Also!
Nvidia Geforce 6 and newer.

The Radeon hd 3xxx and newer support version 4 (everything 1 2 3 4)

well you can see on the list.

If you want a cheap card with just shader 3 support

get ati radeon x1900 or better
or Nvidia 8 series, nvidia 8600 GT for example.

Do you need a place to buy them from?

in the USA - http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=38&name=Video-Cards-Video-Devices

for example, this one is cheap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814140104

But it requires a PCI-E slot on the computer. Looking at your computer you have a agp slot, I think its time to buy a new computer for the newer games.


Feb 17, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Drivers upgrade


as far as I know, it's impossible to upgrade Graphic Card shader model 2 to 3. Buy a nVidia card (instead of ATI) because it has shader model 3. The cheapest one is below $50.

Aug 06, 2008 | ASUS A9550GE/TD Radeon 9550 Graphic Card

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Graphics card


Unfortunately, it sounds like you will need a new graphics card to run that game. Pixel shaders are built into the graphic card hardware and there is no way to download or install them. According to the games system requirements you need a 100% compatible Directx 9.0C card. If you post the make and model of your computer(or motherboard) I could recommend a card for you.

May 14, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

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Graphics card


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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