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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    Thanks guys, I just added the Ultra and the X1950 Pro, also I believe the Ultra isn't too different from the GTX (like I said, if it's just clock speed tweaks, I ignore those following words, so I don't list a 7900 GT and GTX).

    Running H2V on low settings has been good for me because I've been able to bump up the resolutions (up to my native 1680x1050 res) without too much lag. Like I said, you won't miss much if you tone down the settings, but you will have much better framerates and more resolution/AA options.

    And a helpful tip: Nvidia's cards allow you to maintain the aspect ratio if you run a game at a resolution lower than the monitor's native res - the game will stretch to fill as much of the screen as possible, but the aspect ratio remains the same and black bars will be projected on the sides to cover the desktop. This prevents fullscreen games from looking "stretched and fattened" on a widescreen monitor. ATI, unfortunately, requires you to jump through many hoops to do that.
    Last edited by Mr Buckshot; July 15th, 2007 at 01:06 PM.
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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    I was able to run Halo 2 in 640x480, all low settings at a solid 10-20 fps on my 6100. But, I recently upgraded.
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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    These modern IGPs (radeon x1250, geforce 6100) will run Halo 2 - in fact COMPATIBILITY with most games is flawless with these integrated cards. However, playability is another story...

    good to hear you upgraded, hedgehog! I used to have a 2003 HP laptop that ran Halo 1 on fixed function with under 10 fps.
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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    buckshot, what do you suggest me to do about my PCI Graphics Card Solution if "worse becomes worst"?
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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    Good stuff, however laptops and ultra-portables are great for emulating roms!
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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    Wait, why hasn't this been stickied again?
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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Buckshot View Post
    And a helpful tip: Nvidia's cards allow you to maintain the aspect ratio if you run a game at a resolution lower than the monitor's native res - the game will stretch to fill as much of the screen as possible, but the aspect ratio remains the same and black bars will be projected on the sides to cover the desktop. This prevents fullscreen games from looking "stretched and fattened" on a widescreen monitor. ATI, unfortunately, requires you to jump through many hoops to do that.
    (I'm new to the forum, so, hi, everyone!)

    Anyway, Buckshot: what video card do you have? I have a Geforce 7600 GT, and when I try to set it to "force aspect ratio" (i.e. keeping the resolution at the same aspect ratio), it resets when I close the driver window and then reopen it. In fact, if I set it but keep the driver window open, and then start an application that would be affected by it (such as WarCraft III), it reverts back to the default stretching. Is it my drivers?
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  8. #28

    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    You may want to add in the "Geforce 4 Ti" grapgics cards for Nvidia, technically they are worst then the GeForce 5200 series, but they perform better then the default GeForce 5200's.

    GeForce 4 Ti editions:
    http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce4ti.html

    GeForce 5200 editions:
    http://www.nvidia.com/page/fx_5200.html
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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    While the Geforce 4 Tis are better, I said I will not list any video cards that do not support DX9 hardware-wise.
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    Re: Not sure if you can run Halo 2 Vista? Read here.

    pffft, it's still better, even without DX9 hardware .
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