You have an Intel GPU. KotOR and TSL only support Nvidia and ATI. Other people have gotten it to work on an Intel GPU after some fiddling, but I'm not sure what they did. I've never tried it, myself.
Ask around on the Obsidian forums as well. Maybe somebody there will know what to do.
EDIT: I did some searching and it seems that your particular Intel GPU does have hardware transform and lighting support, so it should
be able to run the game. Try these possible fixes out one at a time
, so that you'll know which one fixed the problem.
Remember that KotOR1 and TSL don't like multi-core CPUs:
Originally Posted by Onihikage
After starting the game, press Ctrl-Shift-Esc to bring up the task manager. Right-click "Knights of the Old Republic" under the applications list and select "Go to process." Right click on the highlighted process (probably something like kotor.exe) and select "Set Affinity..." In the dialog box that comes up, deselect all but one core. Then return to the game and see what happens ^/_\^
Just remember that you'll need to do this every time you start the game.
Here is the generic fix for Intel GPUs:
Originally Posted by DarthParametric
- Click Start » Settings » Control Panel » Display » Settings » Advanced » Intel Extreme Graphics (or Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator) » Graphics Properties...
- Click the OpenGL tab.
- Select Blit as the Flipping Policy.
I don't know whether or not this can be applied to your newer Vista notebook. You'll just have to try and fiddle around with your driver settings.
I'm guessing that your laptop is widescreen? TSL does support 1280x800 natively, but you'll have to hack "swkotor2.ini" in your game folder to do it. Just open it with notepad and look under "Display Options" and then "Graphics Options". Change the resolution to 1280x800 in both places
, save and exit.
Turn off all of the eye candy in the game by going into the graphics options menu and deactivating anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, frame buffer effects, shadows and grass.
Put the entry "Disable Vertex Buffer Objects=1" under "Graphics Options" in the "swkotor2.ini" file found in your main game folder (open with notepad).
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