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    Play games without graphics card

    I'm using the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter built into the motherboard.

    I've tried to load some old games that don't require many resources but get an error:

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    Error 22: A critical error has occurred while initializing DirectDraw.
    Is it possible to play games without a dedicated graphics card?

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    Re: Play games without graphics card

    It certainly is. I am only using GPU integrated within CPU.

    What you are experiencing is probably lack of driver support for certain things that this game or games require. Even when hardware is too old and is missing features that modern games use, driver can emulate those on CPU. So in general games should at least run under certain framerate.

    "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" is not very descriptive term of your hardware, though. I suggest you look up the chipset your motherboard has and start your research from there.

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    Re: Play games without graphics card

    @srakitnican thank you so much! You were right, I only had to find the right driver and it works now.

    I don't have money for a new graphics card right now and wanted to play a game, so can't thank you enough.

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