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help direct3D display adaptor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by meincke, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. meincke

    meincke Thread Starter

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    hi is direct 3d display adaptors is that a software or hardware program.thanks
     
  2. WarC

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    A display adaptor is fancy-speak for a video card.
     
  3. Skivvywaver

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    I think it is a fancy name for a video card. Direct 3D is software, but the adapter would be hardware.
     
  4. Triple6

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    Well a video card(display adaptor) is a physical piece of hardware but it requires drivers in the operating system to work.

    Is there a reason for the question? Error?
     
  5. Skivvywaver

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    LOL WarC. Beat me.:)
     
  6. meincke

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    thanks for the reply. i am downloading a game and it prompted me no support display adaptors were found on your system. you might not have direct 3d 8.1 compatible display adapators installed. i have an ati radeon 8900 video card
     
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