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05-25-2004, 04:09 PM
I have a Toshiba Laptop-
All specs match except you got me scared about the Graphics Card.
My Specs: (taken from manual)
ATI- M6P graphics controller 32 MB external DDR video memory
3D Graphics Accelerator: AGP bus support: 2D Graphics Accelerator: BitBLT hardware, Hardware cursor, Direct Draw support
Will I be able to run Thief 3 on this machine?
05-25-2004, 04:23 PM
From the official system requirments, the very first thread at the top of the page:
****LAPTOPS ARE NOT SUPPORTED!****
05-25-2004, 04:35 PM
You didn't answer the question. Not supported doesn't mean not working.
I'm not familiar with that graphics chipset so I can't say if it will work or not. The fact that I'm not familiar probably means that it will not.
05-25-2004, 04:43 PM
Thanks for your response. I am disappointed. I have Played Max Payne2 and other graphic intense games on this laptop. I wonder why they would limit their purchasers to just desktops to play such a wonderful game...?
05-25-2004, 04:52 PM
The reason is because the engine requires pixel shaders which most on board graphics lack. If your graphics supports pixel shader 1.1 then you can most likely play the game with it.
See if the demo works when it's released or check out the demo for Deus Ex: Invisible War(although don't take that as the performance of Thief 3, the demo engine for DX was not optimised at all).
05-25-2004, 06:36 PM
unless you have a (mobility) radeon 9700 or 9600 Pro Turbo, I doubt you'll be able to run this on a laptop. Publishers often choose not to "support" laptop chipsets so they dont have to deal with the range of random problems that laptop chipsets seem to have. My brothers brand new laptop (w/ a radeon 9700 pro) runs Far Cry on medium settings with only the occasional slowdown in massive fire fights, so i imagine it should run thief 3 pretty easily, even though its "not supported"
05-25-2004, 08:45 PM
Sorry, it won't run. The M6 is a Radeon 7500 if I remember correctly and that doesn't even have Hardware T+L
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