Hello all. I want to start by saying that I'm really excited about the Enhanced Edition of Baldur's gate. I put hundreds of hours into this and Baldur's gate 2 a while back, and I'm incredibly excited about the idea of playing it again.
However, just as many users, I have questions about whether or not I'd be able to play the game on my computer. I used to be on top of things, years ago, but I haven't been a PC gamer for years, and so my PC literacy has... waned. I'm sorry if this question has already been answered dozens of times on this forum, in sticky threads no less, but I still can't really understand the issue that well, or, more importantly, the likelihood of the game working for me.
I have read the stickies on the subject of the Intel Graphics cards, but I can't tell what kind of card I have (aside from being Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, or the quality of the card at all, so I can't compare my card to the experiences that different users on this board, and can't tell if things would work for me. Truth be told, my specs (I'm pretty sure) pretty far outstrip anything the game requires EXCEPT I'm unsure of the graphics card.
Once again, I apologize that this must seem irritating and redundant, but maybe it'll also be helpful to anyone else that stumbles here without knowing the 25-some-odd-character description of their graphics card along with the equivalents.
I have a fairly new computer, about a year old. Windows 7, 64-bit, dual core (I think) 2.00 Ghz Processor. Something about B940. 8.00 Gigs of RAM (probably my computers best quality at this point). DirectX 11.
I've looked everywhere for details on the graphics card, and best I can come up with is Intel (R) HD Graphics (thats what it says under "display adapters". Nothing else). Approx. Total memory 1760 Mb. According to the "dxdiag" prompt, DirectDraw acceleration, Direct3D acceleration, and AGP Texture acceleration are all enabled.
I'm sure that most of this information is useless, but, these days I don't know whats exactly useful anymore. It isn't that I haven't done my homework on this, I'm just not quite as sharp as I used to be on this kind of stuf.
So, ultimately, is there a pretty good chance the game will work with me? Would it be hard to get there, given that its a fairly updated computer with not too terribly old specs?
I'm sorry to be such a layman about it. I'd appreciate any help.
EDIT: I think I found more information. If I read it right, my card may be Intel 6 Series/C200... or Intel HM65 express chipset. These are all there under system devices, but I can't find any mention of these on the forums. Are they new? Old?