RE: The game is running in software rendering mode
What you need is a decent DX 9 compatible graphics card such as the ATI
Radeon series or Nvideo Geforce series. The ATI 128 is ancient and the Intel
815 is way too slow.
"Brandon Moses" wrote:
> Is there a way to disable the software rendering mode message? Anyone
> playing Solitaire using the standard VGA driver in Windows Vista has seen
> this message.
> The game is running in software rendering mode.
> "Hardware acceleration is either disabled or not supported by your video
> card driver, which could slow game performance. Make sure you have the
> latest video card driver installed and that hardware acceleration is turned
> Is there a way to disable this annoying message? Believe me, my grandparents
> do not care. All they use a computer for is playing Solitaire!
> One of the reasons I upgraded them to Windows Vista Home Basic is because of
> the new large-print deck in Solitaire. I have also enabled the large dpi
> font under display settings. It is an old computer and not supported, but it
> lets my grandparents play Solitaire. The motherboard is a Shuttle AE22 v11
> with integrated Intel 815 graphics. Uh umm! Speaking of which, I have no
> nice things to say about Intel for not releasing Vista drivers for the Intel
> 810/815 chipsets.
> I ended up disabling the onboard Intel 815 graphics and installing an ATI
> Rage 128 card with 16MB of VRAM. And no, Windows Vista does not support this
> card. But the card worked beautifully after manually installing the Rage 128
> Windows 2000 drivers in Windows Vista, hehe. Just make sure to disable the
> ATI startup tray application.
> Brandon Moses