I decided to check this out as soon as I heard about it. This beauty of a software helps us to play games which require graphics cards. Games such as The Matrix: Path of Neo (requires nVidia) I always wanted to play, now run on my PC efficiently. Earlier my PC specifications were
1GB DDR RAM
Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz)
Onboard Graphics Card (Intel) with 64 MB graphics memory
After applying 3D Analyze, it has now changed to:
1GB DDR RAM
Pentium 4 (2.4 Ghz)
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra with 128 MB graphics memory.
You can get the software from here.
After installing, fire it up. You should see something like this.
Now click on Select and choose your game EXE file. I chose Quake III Arena – a game released way back in 1999, but still gives many machines a run for its money. At high-end graphics settings, it can be quite a challenge for the computer to render the images, but at the same time, really breathtaking for the user.
After the file gets loaded (which is pretty quick), all you need to do is set the desired settings after the options become available. I think Quake III works best with the following settings.
Notice that VendorID is set to 4318 and the DeviceID is set to 816 – meaning that the NVIDIA GeForceFX 5900 Ultra graphics card is selected. Refer to the key given beside.
Now, click on Save Batch File! at the bottom of the window to save the settings. I do not consider this step to be important, as you can get the settings back after selecting the EXE once again, but saving batch files of numerous games in one folder can help in locating them quickly.
Now click Run and play!
I even set the resolution to 1600×1200. And it runs smoothly! Before it used to crash to the desktop
Need. For. Speed. Carbon. Will. Not. Work. With. 3D. Analyze. And. Neither. Will. Need. For. Speed. Undercover. Or. ProStreet. You are free to try and experiment, though.