Swift Shader 3.0 – Play High End Games on low end PC – Part 1

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 ?

download 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 :

                                          Swift Shader Download

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.. :)

  1. thanks but the logo and it is laging to much and i can’t understand your method of removing it please help

      • no i was not able to remove lag as per your instructions i edited the swiftshader.ini in notepad and then it go worst the game is crashing as it was before copying swiftshader dll

        • Hello Amit,
          The methods I provided in the text file to remove lag and logo worked for me. But I am unable to figure out the reason for the file to not to work on your system. I am sorry about that.
          Ashwani Kumar Singh

      • i am playing pes 2011 what is 3d analyser setting for this game
        my computer specification
        ram – 1 gb 400MHZ
        processor – intel pentium dual core E2200 @ 2.20GH 2.20GH
        operating system – windows 7 32 bit (6.1 build 7601)
        screen resolution – 1360×768
        directx version – direct x 11
        gpu – intel G33 express chipset 251MB total memory

  2. in hex editor i go to find and paste this 96 00 00 00 C8 00 00 00 and get patern not found how do i search it help

  3. Hi Ashwani
    i have a problem
    Gamer scuks it is very slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww it lagggggggggggg
    Tag of swift shader i am not able to find that line

    Plz reply soon
    plzzzzzzzzzzzz help


    • Hello Piyush,
      As I can see you have sorted out the issue of Lag
      I am sorry buddy I gave the solution to remove the logo but I am unable to sort out as to why all of you are not able to remove the logo.
      Ashwani Kumar Singh

  4. Can i play burnout paradise with swift shifter as it is asking for shader 3.0
    i am not having any graphic card. Will swift shifter work for me?

  5. Help me out
    the game is so laggy nd the logo i was able to fix lag but not the logo
    plz help me out
    plz help me in removing the logo

  6. please tell me how to use software like
    Swift Shader2.0,Swift Shader3.0 or 3d Analyzer
    to increase game speed with gaphic card
    I have
    ram – 1 gb
    processer 1.60GHz

    • Hello Rohit,
      3d Analyzer or Swift Shader do not increase your game speed, they emulate the games so that the games can run on your PC.
      If you want to increase game speed you can use Cheat Engine.
      Just Google it and download.
      Ashwani Kumar Singh

  7. Hello Ashwani …
    I have to use a disassembler to find” 96 00 00 00 C8 00 00 00” if so please help me, because they know how to do, because you say you need to look like that but not the steps, you have that method worked for you, well I hope you can answer me and sorting out this problem, thanks Ashwani!

  8. I have downloaded and extracted SwiftShader 3.0. I cannot get it to work and I think I am not placing the extract file in the right place. Can you clarify where it is I am supposed to place the file. I am using Steam to play Marvel Heroes. Ty if you have an answer.

  9. How cheat Engine will help in increasing game speed ????
    Can yo mail me the file …. d3d9.dll with code 01 00 00 00 01 00 00

    • With Cheat Engine when the game lags you can increase its fps (speed) by 2 times or 5 times etc.
      Download Cheat Engine and search for it’s tutorial . You will find many tutorials on how to use Cheat Engine to increase game speed.
      And about the code, it didn’t work for many people and I wm working on it to find some other solution to the problem. Till that time sorry..:(

  10. hey i download swiftshder but it did not work in my pc what can i do now….my system specification is 1gb RAM 1.2GHZ processor directx10.0 and operating system windows xp 2003….plz tell me what to do

        • Use 3d Analyzer v 2.36

          1.Under Performance

          check :-

          force SW TnL
          disable lighting
          2. Under Hardware Limits

          Check the following boxes:

          emulate pixel shader caps
          emulate bump map caps
          emulate max. sim. textures
          3. Pixel and Vertex shader

          leave everything as it is

          4. Device ID and Vendor ID:- leave both as it is.

          Cheers.. :)

  11. i’m trying to run counter strike:global offensive on my pc.
    pc specs: 3 gb ram, dual core processor…
    ifollowed your instructions but didnt succeed. plz help asap

    • Hello Rahul,
      Counter Strike should run without any software I guess. I could help you more if you could tell me about your Graphics Card. Open run, type in there: dxdiag . And then a window will open up. Click on the Display tab and tell me the values there. :)

  12. my pc config;
    pentium D(DUAL CORE) 3ghz
    1.5gb ram
    gpu= nvidea geforce 210 with 1gb ddr 2 memory
    Windows 7 os

    I can play almost all games but when I play crysis 2 thou I can play ihear jerky sound I.e.. double double sound . … … .can it
    solve this issue with the mentioned above software

  13. I do everything right, caught the d3d9.dll and put in the game folder, but nothing happens.
    What should I do?

  14. are friend..
    pls help me ..
    me prototype 2 khel raha hu ..
    aur vo itni game slow chal rahi he ki jaise crockrose slow mothion me chal raha he ..
    so plz buddy help me..

  15. Ariana Hoogendorp

    Hey I realise this might be a few months too late but anyway just want to say that swift shader is awesome and extremely helpful. But I just can’t seem to find a way to remove the logo thing. I tried to change the “96 00 00 00 c8 00 00 00″ but it says that the pattern was not found. Just wondering if you have any solutions

  16. Is there any way to play “Prince of Persia 2008″ ? My PC configuration is:
    *Processor Intel Dual Core 2.5 GHz
    *RAM 1 GB & I don’t have external “Video Card”
    I am waiting for your reply…

  17. What is exe file….and i cant find folder which contains exe file
    sir…..Ashwani Kumar Singh…………..help me fast

  18. i’m not able to find the link for removing lag…and alo the logo…plz send the link of tutorial to remove how…
    My PC configuration is:
    *Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.5 GHz
    *RAM 2 GB & I don’t have external “Video Card”
    *Intel chipsets g33/g35

  19. i want to play alien shooter 2-reloaded with swiftshader v3.0 x86 and i also used fraps to checkout its fps rate, and it was about 10 fps and the normal fps rate of game is about 30 fps anyway the game is still playable but game crashes after 2 or 3 minutes whenever i start the game with swiftshader, is there anyone to tell me how to prevent the crashes and can you tell me about swiftshader.ini file what is this?

  20. i want to play alien shooter 2-reloaded with swiftshader v3.0 x86 and i also used fraps to checkout its fps rate, and it is about 10 fps and the normal fps rate of game is about 30 fps anyway game is still playable with minimum game configuration but the game is crashes after 2 or 3 minuters whenever i start the game is there any solution to prevent game crashes and can pes 2010 run with swiftshader or not?

  21. hey buddy i want to play FIFA 14
    but its laggy and the swift shader setting u gave also didnt worked
    then i used 3D Analyzer too
    but still not working
    what shall i do? :(
    my pc specs
    1 GB RAM
    processor : Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 @2.00GHz ,1.99GHz

    • Hey Harish,
      With those specifications you won’t be able to run FIFA 14 on your PC even with the help of any software. So, I would advise you to upgrade your PC in order to play FIFA 14 or other high end games :)
      Ashwani Kumar Singh

  22. i copied the d3d9.dll file to call of duty modern warfare 2..but it still shows the following message..
    “Video card or driver doesn’t accelerate transform and lighting.
    Video card or driver doesn’t support UBYTE4N vertex data.”
    please help…i have a ddr2 ..2 gb ram and no graphics card..

  23. Hello again, I finally found the way to see the links you posted, when i tried the settings in the link, it still lags :( it said that you have to write not past but i pasted and i was in a hurry, do i have to write it? will it work then? i am trying to play Spiderman 3 and it works with Swiftshader, the problem is just that it lags too much. thanks in advance

  24. Hello Vishnu,
    Great that you are able to run Spiderman 3. And about the lag if it doesn’t work for you then download Cheat Engine from Filehippo or any other site and then increase FPS of the game (increase the gameplay speed by 2 times or 3 times or 5 times etc.)
    Hope this helps :) 😀

    Ashwani Kumar Singh

  25. Hello, Thanks for replying so fast, I tried the cheat engine speed hack method but it didn’t seem to work much, I tried it on 500.0 setting and its still not that fast and still lags, though thanks for replying and please inform me when you get a new way to reduce lags in games with swiftshader, P.S: I prefer using the contig.exe first then cheat engine to get better speed 😀 thanks

  26. My PC Specifications?
    OK here you go, I am not having a gaming PC, just a normal usage PC specs:
    3 GB DDR3 RAM
    1.9 GHz Dual Core Processor
    256 MB inbuit dedicated graphic memory which increases up to 1 GB due to the shared RAM for graphic memory.

    Ashwani Kumar Singh

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