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Alright so I picked up a copy of Halo yesterday, and it is super laggy, I have to put it on 1024x 768 on med settings to accustom for the super laggyness.

My question is: Does it use shader model 2.0 (Fx series seriously suck ass on those models) ?

Also, are there any shaders that downgrade it to lower than 2.0? Or can i force this another way?
   
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Halo is brutal on the FX series....I'm pretty sure there is a console command to allow the game to run in DX7 or DX8.

Heck, even my 9600XT struggled with Halo on medium settings.
    
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how and why does it struggle? mine runs prefect on high.
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I basically, actually always, have to force shader detail to low on any game to keep the textures at top notch, or else I'll be playing in a slideshow.
   
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nm i get it, PCI lol
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I have been meaning to pick up a copy of halo combat evolved forever, i think it is about time i do so.
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lol, and its an FX series, which makes up for some serious downgrade in gaming, at least movies its good! Now back to the question.

BTW blue fire, excellent quality game, there are some serious hardcore gamers online, some harder than the ones on CSS, also graphics are top notch on highest, looks much cleaner/sharper than the xbox.
   
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i just bought mine the other day aswell but its not that laggy or me only when im drivin a vehicle or something it will get a lil laggy but its not so bad to where I can't play anymore
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how and why does it struggle? mine runs prefect on high.
Well may compare your G-card with his and u may realise why yours runs better.

Yes HALO is Brutal on the fx series. Halo may not look it but can be hard to run on the lower end cards mate.

Heres some optimizations you can do to the game to help :http://www.tweakguides.com/Halo_1.html
post #10 of 10
I had the same problem with my old rig (2.8 northy, 5950U AGP). At max settings, it would lag when I got into a firefight. Duno what to tell you, other then try backing off some of the settings.
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