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This FAQ applies to: Any version.

You probably don't have hardware acceleration.

You can use software rendering, but it basically useless except for extremely basic patches.

You can get a good graphics accelerator for really cheap these days. I recommend a card based on nVidia's chipsets, such as the TNT2 or GeForce, but there are other companies such as 3dfx and Matrox.

Make sure that you are running the latest drivers for your card. The basic drivers that come with the cards are usually very bad.

Also, PCs don't deal with lots of texture maps very well (they are bus limited, at least until AGP), so if you are trying to use lots of constantly changing texture maps (especially with [pix_multiimage], [pix_video] or [pix_film]), that will cause problems.

by IOhannes m zmoelnig last modified 2007-07-18 11:51 AM

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