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Are Pixel Shaders and Vertex Shaders Required For Games?

by Starpluck / February 1, 2009 12:50 PM PST

Are Pixel Shaders and Vertex Shaders Required For Games?
I want to play Left 4 Dead, but their is one problem.

Vertex Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , I have - 1.1
Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , I have - 1.3

Can I run that game at all? I understand the game performance may be bad but I am willing to change some settings.

So my question is, will the game even start up, even if I lower the settings?

Thanks

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Tell a little more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2009 1:55 PM PST

I could find the game's specs but I got nothing on the PC you wanted to run it on. Yes, you told a little about the PC but no make, model and if you replaced the video card, what is it?

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My bad.
by Starpluck / February 1, 2009 6:10 PM PST
In reply to: Tell a little more.
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See below.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2009 12:42 AM PST
In reply to: My bad.
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Left4Dead requirements
by ramarc / February 2, 2009 12:36 AM PST

Left4Dead requires a DX 9 card with pixel shader 2.0. Your Ti-4600 lacks these features and the game will not run on your PC. You will need a GeForce 6600 series or higher or Radeon 9600 series or higher video card.
http://pc.ign.com/articles/923/923094p1.html

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