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aleisterbukowski

Can you make 3d game in XNA w/o shader

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I've finally started looking into XNA, and I went through some 2d tutorials and created an original game, and it was pretty straight forward, but then when I tried to look at a 3d starter kit I had no shader support. I'm using an hp dv5000 which has no custom video card except an intel graphics on board chip. Is there a way for me to make some 3d game even if it doesn't look amazing on my machine, or is it just time to upgrade to a new machine that can take anything? I'm out of a job right now, because of the recession so I have no income, so the latter of buying a new rig for me is totally out of the question. But, I would like to start testing and coding a 3d game by tomorrow and make it my all day project for Sunday.

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No. The XNA framework requires at least shader model 1.1 in order to run. Most Intel chips do actually support this, but if yours doesn't then you'll have to use something else for your game making.

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