a basic XP pc without a graphics-card question.

… Generally, my over-all PC’s specs…
2.50 Ghz Intel Pentium 4
64 MB " " Graphics Ram
And OpenGL 1.1 is On Board, already.

… So, what did Intel with MS’s blessing SELL us??? The chance to BUY another graphics-card, perhaps?

The specs for a low-ball, but decent graphics-card seems to be THERE. But, is it simply the need for an OpenGL upgrade for their Intel Junk?

And was OpenGL 1.1 simply a TEASE for MORE SALEs?

For an example, I can FLY with Quake 2’s The Borg Matrix, TBM or LTKTBM, but Alice’s “EAsy Info” is not EVEN seeing most of my system? (Probably XP’s problem and not having an “accepted” 3D card?)

(Ignore my system stuff, below… It’s just for details.)

System Information

Time of this report: 7/7/2003, 22:25:03
Machine name: HAL2003
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 06
System Model: DC461A-ABA 754v
BIOS: Version 3.15
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.50GHz
Memory: 502MB RAM
Page File: 94MB used, 1134MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0a (4.09.0000.0901)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0000.0901 32bit Unicode

Display Devices

    Card name: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
 Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
     DAC type: Internal
   Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_3189109F&REV_01

Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: SyncMaster 191T/195T/190T, MagicSyncMaster CX195T(Analog)
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.13.0010.3510 (English)
DDI Version: 8

Card name: Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller

I beleive it supports GL 1.2

It`s not a totally crap card. You should be able to play most games on it.

… Thank you very much, V-Man…

But, I just used OpenGL Extension Viewer and found very marginal support for anything but OpenGL 1.1 ??? (PS… Only 57 percent of 1.2 was supported.)

Maybe, I will waste some more time and send my “glview-Intel Brookdale-G.XML” to the OpenGL folks, here???

(And they’ll probably say "Fella, buy a new 3D card, cause Intel, XP and HP, just, SCREWED you !!!)