I bought and installed State of Decay Year one Edition on steam and then tried to play it, knowing it'd probably give me lag issues out the yang unless I did some serious witchcraft with my settings. Imagine my surprise when it tells me I cannot even open it because I don't have DirectX11.

I have DirectX 11 Installed, and DxDiag says it's running fine on my graphics card. So why is my game insisting it's not there?

Mind you, it gives me the filepath for a dump file, but I have no way of opening that file to see if the dump gives more detailed information.

My DxDiag Screen

  • Please add your specifications so we got all needed information so far – Nitro.de Jun 11 '15 at 7:25
  • @Nitro.de Does that help any? – Selonianth Jun 11 '15 at 8:02
  • Which graphics card are you using? – Nitro.de Jun 11 '15 at 8:40
  • @Nitro.de Mobile Intel 4 Series Chipset, it's a several year old laptop. – Selonianth Jun 11 '15 at 9:29
  • @Nitro.de Intel. It's in the name. – Selonianth Jun 11 '15 at 17:32

The Mobel Intel 4 Series Chipset is a low end video card and it was already 3-4 years back. You can see it in a bechmark. On the link the video card got 45-50 points while a nvidia 660 TI e.g. has 4,692 points (just as comparison).

I don't know if you use Windows 7 or 8 (8.1) but it seems like the Mobil Intel 4 Series dont support OpenGL V.1.2 or higer.

Furthermore your system dont fit the system requirement for State of Decay which are:


  • CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz (E6600) / Athlon 64 x2 3400
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video Card: Video Card: Radeon HD 2600 XT / GeForce 9600 GSO / Intel HD 3000


  • CPU: Intel Core i5 series or equivalent
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video Card: Radeon HD 4750 / GeForce GT 240 / Intel HD 4000

I just found a very short discussion about the video card and want to quote at this point:

You have a very low end video video chipset, which is rarely up to the task of any kind of gaming. To make matters even worse for you, you have a laptop, so there is no option for simply adding a video card to improve game performance. In this particular case, I'm afraid you are just out of luck.

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