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  1. waittillnight macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I play Age of Empires iii on Mac OS X and it plays online perfectly with very little if any lag.

    I installed winows vista ultimate (32 bit) and play Age of the Empires iii in windows. However, the game lags, usually when there is artillery or ships. Whenever I start the game, it displays the message --- you have a 32 mb video card, the game requires 64 mb to play -- attempt to run or cancel (i do not get this message in mac os x).

    I have a 2.16 core duo, 2 gb ram and an intel GMA 950 -- VRAM 64 MB shared system memory video card. I do not understand why I get this message in Windows. Is windows not detecting the video card properly??

    Thank you for any and all comments
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Have you tried the latest drivers from Intel? I'm surprised that it's running to begin with.
     
  3. waittillnight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i heard something about allocating more ram to the video card? would this help?
     
  4. waittillnight thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay, i seem to have found something that works fairly well. there is still some lag with ships --- but over all the game is running MUCH smoother. (before i don't think the driver installed properly)


    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2301

    go to the link above, select your version and install.

    I also think this can help with other games, if you are having issues.
     
  5. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    yeah the latest drivers for windows should help it.. glad you got a semi fix for windows. though if it's playing fine in Mac should stick with it =)
     

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