no hardware acceleration in games

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please post games that will not let you switch to hardware mode (which means that you're only allowed to play it on software mode) even though you passed all the minimum requirements.

I've played Tropico: Mucho Macho Ed. and Tiger Woods 2002. In tropico, it says that i must have a 16 MB video card even though i have a 32 MB video card. In TG2002, the hardware mode is greyed out. My other PC games like NHL2002 allows me to switch to hardware mode.

My best guess is that Tropico and TG2002 won't switch to hardware mode if the video card doesn't have T&L like mine which is an integrated intel video card.
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how much ram do you have?

If it is integrated it shares your ram, so even if it has 32 alotted to it, it may use less.
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how much ram do you have, is your card working? Check it out in your device manager. If your card is working check its settings. It seems funny that you have a 32 MB card but you can't even play a game with 16MB requirement :|
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If you have XP and don't have enough RAM you can always have XP use part of the HD in place of real RAM. You can change it by going to Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings > Advanced.
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my ram is 128 MB. I checked out what Thanol wrote and mine says "Total paging drive for all drives: 289 MB"
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it is not recommended to use your hd for larger paging size than
what microsoft recommends. If you only have 128mb of ram, you
should just invest in some more. Increasing your page size is not
at all the best way to increase your performance, on the contrary. :roll:
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anyway, do you know a site that has a complilation of games that doesn't support T&L so I won't make the same mistakes again of buying games that can't switch to hardware mode?

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