Shader model 3.0 with my Lenovo x201 - cant get it to work

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by Ahfrsk, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Ahfrsk

    Ahfrsk New Member

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    Helllo.
    So im using Lenovo thinkpad x201 with windows 7 pro, 64 bit.

    When i was a kid, i used to play this game called "Farming simulator" and since thereĀ“s new version out, i thought to give it a try, for good old times :)
    But.
    When i start the game, it tells me "Error: Could not init 3d sysem. Shader model 3.0 is required."
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    a) im having directx11, which should already support 3.0 shader. Why am i geting this error ?
    b) When i press "yes" to "install the latest drivers", it takes me to this page:
    https://farming-simulator.com/gpuDriverDownload.php

    With my lenovo thinkpad x201 integrated GPU, what should i download from there..? I have no idea.
    Cos i have tried blindly most of them and none of them seem to work...

    Thank you for your help, i know this is a n00b problem im having here :)
     
  2. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Ahfrsk

    Ahfrsk New Member

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    Unfortunately those drivers didnt help, still having the 3d problem :(
    What is SM ?
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Main problem is you're trying to run a game on a 9 year old laptop that wasn't designed for gaming in the first place. You're bound to have driver/software issues at that age.
     
  5. Ahfrsk

    Ahfrsk New Member

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    Im aware of the problem, what im lacking is the solution tho :D
     
  6. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    If you've installed the latest drivers and no luck then you're probably outta luck. That series has been a round a while? Maybe try FS 2012?
     
  7. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    SM is shader model.
    Probably true. How much video ram do you have assigned? The game says it requres 512MB. You may be able to set this in the BIOS.
     
  8. Ahfrsk

    Ahfrsk New Member

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    In bios i had no option of any kind to mess with GPU
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  9. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    You might be out of luck then.
     

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