Many of us like to play games on our PC’s. And with time many new games are being released everyday. And minimum requirements of the games are also increasing. But many of us don’t have good graphics card in our PC. So, we can’t play games which have high graphics. Swift Shader is a solution for all of us.
What is Swift Shader ?
Swift Shader is a tool / Software for those PC’s which are low on Graphics Card i.e. they do not have dedicated graphics card or their graphic card memory is very small. Below is what the developer says about the software.” For 3D rendering in situations where a dedicated separate GPU is unavailable or unsuitable, SwiftShader has no equal in performance. “
Swift Shader renders high end 3d graphics which cannot be done by the inbuilt graphics card on the motherboard. Thus it helps you to play certain games on your Computer which would not run otherwise or whose minimum requirements are just above you PC Configurations.
Swift Shader is available for both 32 Bit and 64 Bit architecture.
The SwiftShader DirectX(R) 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 is accessible through the official website from the link below :
The link above is the sign up page of the official Website. You just need to Enter you name and E-Mail and the download link will be sent to your E-Mail account. In this way you will get the full 4 MB software as compared to others on the Internet who are providing the whole file in 1 MB or 1.5 MB (small version).
How to Use Swift Shader ?
1. After downloading you will get a zip file, extract the zip file.
2. You will get two folders and help file, these two folders are named x64 and x86, in each one there is a d3d9.dll.
3. If your Operating system is 32-bit- Open the x86 folder, copy d3d9.dll and paste it in your game’s folder which contains the exe file (Usually C:/Program Files/<game’s name>) but it may be different also.
If your Operating system is 64-bit, copy d3dx9.dll from x64 folder and paste it in your games folder which contains the exe file.
4. Now Just open game folder and run the game.
And Voila the game will run. It works for most of the games.You may feel the game to be a bit laggy and also there is a logo of Swift Shader on the bottom left / right corner of the screen.
To remove the lag and the logo from the screen download the text file (1.7Kb) from the link below: Remove lag and Logo From Swift Shader
So this was all about Swift Shader and Part 1 of Running high end games on low end PC’s. Do comment and share your views with us. And comment and tell me if you faced any difficulty in any of the steps above. Happy Browsing..