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The Happy Friar:
This site/program is reasonable good at figuring out if you can run a game or not:

I've used it before because I was curious.

 O0 i noticed a weird behavior of win7 [x64] if i play doom3 / prey or quake4....without internet access ..
if you use taskman , you will see in process that a rundll is launched when you start the game... i think it checks the serial [ wolfenstein does not use a serial in sp and does not have the problem...]  on two machines , it gets 50% of the cpu ...
the trick for playing is to launch the same game again...[it bypasses the serial checking] ... and kill the rundll ....then play ;']

Are you running the new BFG version of Doom 3? I'm asking because Vanilla Doom 3 should run on your GPU if you disable some things and enable the path for old GPU's, people were able to make Doom 3 run on older 2002 GPU's like the Geforce 4 and the Radeon 9200, and if you disable shadows and normal maps even older GPU's, it will look like garbage tho.

So unless your Intel GPU is worse than a ancient Dx7 GPU, that i find really unlikely, has bad has Intel GPU's are they aren't that bad, i blame your GPU drivers, try to update them and see if that solves the problem.

By the fact that Elite force that is a idtech 3 (Quake 3 engine) game runs, proves that your GPU is on par with dx7/dx8;

So you should be able to make Doom 3 run, it will not look good and play that fast but will run, ok try this, make a autoexec.cfg file on the base folder of Doom 3

Put this on there:

--- Code: ---seta r_shadows "0"
seta r_skipBump "1"
seta r_skipSpecular "1"
seta image_ignoreHighQuality "1"
seta image_usePrecompressedTextures "1"
seta image_useCompression "1"
seta image_anisotropy "0"
seta com_machineSpec "1"
seta r_multiSamples "0"
seta r_render "R200"

--- End code ---

start the game, good luck.

You can also go to this TDM link (it uses more or less the same engine as Doom 3) and see what they recommend there for old computers.

Some of the options are only for the TDM version of the engine but you should be able to detect which. 

hey guys. we got Windows 7 recently and installed cod4. Whenever i try to open the program it says it has encountered a problem and has stopped working. Any suggestions?


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