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Old 05-30-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Magicka - Demo wont start

Hello, I downloaded the Magicka demo to see if i liked it, but when i try to start it up all that happens is it says it's preparing to launch then switches me to the Magicka store page on steam. I verified the integrity of the game cache and i have all the files. I googled it and couldn't find anything, except that an error will show up in D:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\magicka demo, and i DO have an error report there. This is what it says:

Version: 1.3.3.6
Thread: RenderThread
Microsoft.Xna.Framework.NoSuitableGraphicsDeviceEx ception: Could not find a Direct3D device that supports the requested features.
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GraphicsDeviceManager.Find BestPlatformDevice(Boolean anySuitableDevice)
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GraphicsDeviceManager.Find BestDevice(Boolean anySuitableDevice)
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GraphicsDeviceManager.Chan geDevice(Boolean forceCreate)
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GraphicsDeviceManager.Appl yChanges()
at Magicka.Game..ctor()
at Magicka.Game.get_Instance()
at Magicka.GlobalSettings..ctor()
at Magicka.GlobalSettings.get_Instance()
at Magicka.Program.Main(String[] args)

My specs are
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz (2 CPUs)
RAM: 1534MB
Graphics: Diamond S120 256MB DDR Radeon 9550
DirectX: 9.0c

Im on XP btw if thats important.

Help anyone?
 
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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Google is your friend, well, maybe not in this case.

I'm sorry, but your graphic card, Radeon 9550, doesn't support pixel shader 3. One among other things making Magicka's minimum required graphics "in line with Radeon X1900 or better".

There's no workaround for this, you need a better graphic card.


Edit:
But how good of you to try the demo FIRST ! Now you know ...

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Old 05-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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Oh okay, thanks for the help.
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
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I found this to be such a schoolbook example I placed a link for:
"Perfect example post" in the collection thread, regarding error report. This is how you do it.

Can't help getting all warm and a feeling there's hope for human kind after all. +1 for Hunter.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:47 PM   #5
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puts a smile on my face. Quite an achievement in itself. I bet Hunter51015 is, or will be, a bit surprised.
But well-deserved and rather unique.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #6
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puts a smile on my face. Quite an achievement in itself. I bet Hunter51015 is, or will be, a bit surprised.
But well-deserved and rather unique.
I just came back to my thread today to see if anyone had posted something again, and your right. I am surprised! Thanks alot PS_.
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