Here is the INF file for the 2509 driver. It is for the 64bit driver, I have no idea if itll work on 32bit systems. To take advantage of the changes in this INF here is the most thorough way to do it (just to try and avoid any issues)
Download the Zip package version of the 2509 driver
Uninstall the intel drivers
Extract the Zip package
Now, once the Zip package is extracted, lets say for example to the desktop, open the "Graphics" folder and extract the igdlh64.inf file to this folder, overwriting when prompted. Now just install the driver as normal.
Link for download of INF; http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WENFNXHO
The main purpose in this file is for a better gaming experience (FPS) but there are a few other changes too.
Older games mostly. The changes in the INF are what I made for my 4500M IGPU (score went from 800pts-ish to 920pts in 3DM06), I just ported compatible changes into the INF for the HD2000/3000. The best way to see any performance changes are to try games that rely on the entire system and not just the GPU as the HD2000/3000 "borrows" system resources such as memory for itself. The best chance at seeing performance gains are with games like STALKER SoC as thats a game that requires a system and not just a GPU. Alternatively you could just run the Windows Experience Index test and you will notice both the graphics scores will go up. For me with my 4500M and Win7 SP1 x64 my graphics score went from 3.4 > 3.6 and gaming graphics score went from 3.4 (thats not a typo) > 4.1. I didn't measure changes for the INF for the HD2000/3000 IGPUs as my PC has a GTX460 1GB @ 900MHz / 4.3GHz that simply stomps all over the HD2000 integrated into my 2500k
> Hell, I can even run Mass Effect 2 at good settings with the aid of a modded driver and thats far more demanding than Tropico 3!
While I can run ME2, I can't save anything as hitting the "esc" key to access the in-game menu causes the game to freeze. (It runs well with a somewhat older driver, 2361). What's your modded driver (the megaupload link is broken)? Thanks!
I've been playing skyrim with the Intel HD... I have to play in windowed mode as the computer will crash (computer shuts off) all setting have to be on low... I am not using the the newest intel drivers as when I previously used them the computer would rev up and crash with in minutes... at least not if I want I can play the game for hours... I am using the newest drivers that are posted on Dells website...
This graphics card is by no means HD...
We are all still waiting for new drivers right?.... And still waiting for Intel to support their products.... ( when the end user has to hunt for drivers to work with their product I think Intel dropped the ball )
I haven't had any problems with the latest intel driver on my 4500M yet (I modded it, of course), although performance and compatibility is still below par for games. How hard can it be to get Tropico3 running a solid 20+FPS with medium settings? Surely not that hard.... This experience is just another reason to make sure a intel GPU isn't at the heart of your laptop. We all know intel GPUs have always been pants... but then intel started saying their (at the time) latest GPU was capable of running games at average settings. Liars.
How did you mod your Intel HD Graphics???
Can you have OpenGL 2.1 with 3D acceleration to have better graphic and support 3D textures (not 3D like 3D movies or 3D games).
What you change?
Intel HD Graphic really have to have a MEGA upgrade.
A guy on antoher forum said something about OpenGL that Intel HD Graphic support OpenGl 2.1, but it's doesn't work coorectly :
"The bigger issue is that your graphics system is designed mostly for low powered performance. 3D acceleration on the Intel GMA cards (including the "HD" versions) is oriented around acceptable throughput for running HD video streams and having a smooth experience in Windows Vista/7.
Even bigger an issue is that Intel may say that they support OpenGL 2.1 but it's not likely to be an optimized implementation. They did it to check off the boxes for simple OpenGL applications but flight simulators may be right off their charts. If you can get it running in Excellent mode I'd say you're doing very well. If it works at all in Perfect I'd be surprised"
Moderator, can you increase the performance of 3D for OpenGL 2.1 for Intel HD Graphic.
The Intel HD graphics is just annoying. We can't do what we want and nobody want to buy another laptop just to have more detail. I'm sure they can improve 3D and performance for this graphic card.
This issue seems to be more a "peculiarity" of the bf2 - engine than a driver bug.
I had a similar issue with a GeForce 8600 GTS and later with an GT 240 under
Windows XP some time ago, and I am having this issue currently with a Radeon
HD 4670 using Catalyst 12.2 under Windows Vista SP2.
It first showed up on the Intel side with driver 220.127.116.111, but they were able to
fix it somehow with 2509 and 2559 (under Windows 7 64). 2559 is the best driver
for bf2 from what I can tell, but I have not tried 2622.
What bugs me more with 18.104.22.16853 and 22.214.171.12456 is that both are unable
to finish 3DMark03 with an error message "DrawIndexedPrimitive failure", sometimes
with CPU test 1, sometimes with CPU test 2. Even some basic QA testing should
have caught this bug long before the drivers went public.
Even more troubling is that the driver keeps crahing the so called "COM Surrogate"
every now and then when using Windows Photo Viewer under Windows 7 64.
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Thanks for the info messerli_mike.
Before upgrading my PC, I had a GeForce 8600 GT Under Windows 7 SP1. Can't remember having any problems in BF2, maybe I got lucky
BTW, could anybody check if they're having the same kind of graphic glitches in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory like I am?