I just bought Vampire: The Masquerade -- Redemption and wanted to play it. However, the game doesn't see my laptop's dedicated GPU as a graphics device and uses Intel HD Graphics instead.
I can't run high resolutions due to that (1024x700 was the best thing I got) and can't use dynamic lighting since Intel HD Graphics doesn't seem to support it (at least it doesn't work). Other games seem to run on GPU (my GPU monitor shows activity while I play them).
I am in the beginning, in the mine, and I hardly see anything even if I try to use a torch. I tried spawning a flashlight and a flare -- they don't affect lighting either. I tried switching the game manually to usage of GPU through NVIDIA Control Panel application, and using GPU is a general setting on my PC -- didn't work.
I also tried to turn Intel HD graphics off -- it didn't help, game just refuses to start and crashes even before the video intro, and games that normally use GPU start to have low FPS.
All the problems are present in both unmodded version from GOG.com and Age Of Redemption mod.
My system specs are:
- Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
- 8 GB RAM (game actually uses around 100 MB)
- Core i7 (4 cores)
- NVidia GeForce GTX 950M