Splinter Cell Double Agent -- Not On My System (Yet)

Due to Santa being nice enough to stuff a gift certificate to Best Buy in my stocking this year, I recently picked up Splinter Cell: Double Agent.  What I didn't do was read the fine print: You must have a video card that supports shader model version 3.0.  I have an ATI 800XL, which is a pretty bangin' card for the money I paid for it 2 years ago, however it doesn't support v3.0...SCDA comes crashing down within 30 seconds of firing it up.


The reviews over on the Newegg page aren't very encouraging either.  Regardless, this does give me an excuse to finally break down and get a new video card (though I was waiting for the 512mb version to come out).  Hopefully it will all be worth it.

It's also worth mentioning that SCDA weighs in at a whopping 10 gigs of drive space, so it should be a lengthy play.

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# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

After finishing current games I'll think to buy this or Rainbox Six Vegas but I think second one is better.

I'm not a big fan of buying new video cards for games.  I prefer to not playing the game rather than paying money for a card.  My friend, Hamed, was doing it and finally gave up :-D

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 10:07 PM
# Bob said:

I've had that card for a couple months now and love it. I would have loved to have gotten a 512 meg version as well, but oh well...

Wednesday, January 3, 2007 12:49 AM
# Jayson Knight said:

Keyvan, yeah Vegas is next on my list...the Splinter Cell series is my 2nd favorite line of games though (behind the Half-Life series).

Bob, the only reason I would wait for the 512mb version at this point is that GRAW won't go above 1280 on cards w/ <= 256mb, but I'm desperate at this point.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007 10:45 PM
# Keyvan Nayyeri said:

I finished Call Of Duty 3 and Gears Of War in first week and was looking for a new game. My first choices

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:13 PM