There are so many people around who love to play games on their PC but they are not able to play because of their old PC. Due to the dated hardware, many people might face compatibility issues while running some games, sudden fps drops or maybe forced to play games on low graphics settings.
But what if I tell you that you can play some of the newest gaming titles on your same old PC by using some software tweaks?
Yep, there are a bunch of cool tricks which can boost the performance of your old CPU to run games without graphic card.
So let’s get straight to our first method.
1) Use Wise Game Booster To Run Games Smoothly
It is designed in order to clean all your unnecessary apps and services with a single click. By doing so it allows you to play heavy games on the low graphic card. It can also be used to increase your PC performance. It enhances your gaming experience by making your PC resources focus on the game rather than the background processes. Wise Game Booster is more like a Ccleaner but there are slight differences like it can’t clean junk files.
It allows you to add all of your games in “my games” so that you don’t have to search for it from your crowded desktop. You can directly access and manage your games through the Wise Game Booster.
To switch your PC from normal to gaming mode it optimizes your system settings in order to improve system stability and running speed. This will let you run high graphics games smoothly on a dated PC. While optimizing the processes which you will do manually, it also creates a backup. To ensure that you don’t kill a useful system process accidentally. You will be optimizing processes manually but you will keep getting useful suggestions.
Optimization will let you play heavy games on a dated graphic card. So for using wise game booster you have to follow these steps
- Download and install the wise game booster for your PC.
- Tap on “scan for games” on the homepage after running the app.
- Behind “my games” there is a system optimizer; here you can optimize your games before running.
Wise game booster works better with 3D analyze. Optimize your RAM and then use 3D analyze for better performance.
Let’s now get straight to our next method to run games without graphic card.
2) 3D Analyze Can Be Used To Run Games Without Graphic Card
It is a tool used for transform and lightning hardware emulation. Well, this goes for a little definition; let’s see what it really does. It will allow you to play DirectX based games on video hardware which officially doesn’t support it and is unable to run them.
It can also emulate graphics on the same potato graphic card and can optimize your PC above its CPU’s permissible range. The combo of Wise game booster makes it even better. In addition to all these, the program will also support Direct3D as much as OpenGL, no matter which one it is. It will anyhow optimize your system for maximum desired output.
Here’s is how you can use it to play games without graphic card.
- Download and unzip the application.
- Run 3danalyzer-v236.exe and install the 3D analyze app.
- Now run the app and locate your games.
- Each game will have a different optimization while dealing with 3D Analyzer which you can browse. You will now be able to see names, vendor ID and device ID of the different graphic cards, chose any one of them and enter the respective IDs in the column on the left side.
- Now, click on the Run button and enjoy your enhanced gaming experience.
But there are also a few drawbacks of using it. 3D-Analyzer is no longer under development, the development stopped in 2002. It is outdated now. If your game requires Pixel Shader 3.0 then you can’t run it using this application. However, you will be able to run most of the games.
Also, don’t expect it to run Steam games on a dated hardware, Since, it can’t increase your RAM or processor configuration magically. You can use it to boost your PC performance but to run the latest titles, your PC must be configured to the minimum required specs.
The 3D analyzer will not harm your PC by altering hardware or game permanently, so you don’t need to worry about that. It will hopefully work for you to run games without the graphic card but the heaviest of the games are not going to work unless your PC has minimum required specifications.
3) Using Razer Cortex Boost To Enhance Your Gaming Experience
Razer cortex claims to boost your game and PC’s lifespan. It can run games smoothly on a low-end PC. It increases the performance by killing unnecessary background processes and provides that extra boost to the game. The entire unnecessary RAM that was being used by the background services and apps will be recovered back to your game.
You can experience changes in frames per second and smoothness in gaming performance as a result of this optimization.
In addition to it, you can use the FPS counter and stats in the graphical form that comes with the package. It can also help you decide if you’re planning on buying new a GPU by getting the stats throughout your playtime.
Razer Cortex do kills all your background processes while you are gaming but revives them back once you are done. In order to run games without graphic card using razer cortex, you have to follow these steps.
- Download and install Razer Cortex on your PC by following the installation procedure.
- Run the app and create a free account
- Now browse through your games even if they are from the steam library and launch them.
Razer Cortex will automatically boost your games no matter how you launch it. You simply start the game from the desktop, start menu or your game clients like Steam or Origin.
Now you can run games without graphic card easily on your PC.
4) By using Swiftshader’s software 3D rendering
- Download Switshader 3.0 for x86bits or Swiftshader 3.0 for x64bits
- You will find a zip file; extract it on your desktop.
- Now you have to copy and paste a file called “d3d9.dll” into Game root Directory.
- Click on the .exe file of your game where you placed the above-mentioned file and enjoy your new gaming experience.
Swiftshader has no different applications. It works as efficiently as above 3 methods do. But the way of doing it might be slightly different. What Swiftshader really does is rendering high-end 3D graphics which can’t be done by the inbuilt graphics card on your motherboard, subsequently allowing you to play heavy games on a lower end graphic card. Other than this, it also lets you see CSS 3D and WebGL even on the blacklisted GPUs.
You can also view 3D content using Swiftshader. The modular architecture of this application is capable of supporting multiple application programming interfaces, for ex DirectX 9.0, OpenGL ES 2.0 etc, which are apparently the same APIs that developers are already using for existing games and applications. PCs which are equipped with a lower end onboard GPU and do not have any sort of dedicated graphics card can easily run some heavy games using it. Games having system requirements just above your configurations can be helped by Swiftshader.
Swiftshader is basically for viewing 3D content on chrome but it is modified for gaming. The performance of Swiftshader should be good enough to view simple 3D content, that’s why it has good applications in helping heavy games on low configuration setups. I can’t say that this method is better than above 3 in any terms but I find it easy to use. You don’t have to open any new window before launching the game and you can simply go to the root folder you’ve been using before.
Since it was never made primarily for gaming hence it has a lot of drawbacks. But none of those is going to harm your PC or data in any way. The problem might come in the execution of processes. But I hope you will be able to run the game you want using Swiftshader.
Always keep in mind that boosting your game will never affect any of your hardware settings. Your PC’s processing power and memory are focused on the game every time you use these applications. However, you will never be able to run latest games with high compatibility requirements if you have a potato PC with 256 MB of RAM and no GPU.