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Author Topic: "Device/driver does not support hardware shadow maps!" message  (Read 5689 times)


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June 13, 2012, 04:49:44 am

I just recently discovered Lumion 3D and downloaded the free trial of the latest version. Because I use an iMac, I use VMware Fusion for all of my Windows specific programs. So, I was surprised to find that I was unable to start up LumionFree 3D in Windows. Instead, this message popped up "Device/driver does not support hardware shadow maps!" and the program "quits unexpectedly" soon after. I have tried restarting the program multiple times (and my whole computer) but each time I get the same message and then the program quits. I AM running Windows 7 on my iMac and the specs for the iMac are as follows:
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Chip model: AMD Radeon HD 6770M
VRAM (total): 512 MB
and I have 1.75 TB available on my hard drive.

I would appreciate any help as to how I can get this program working and/or suggestions as to what I need to upgrade in order for Lumion to run on my computer.


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Re: "Device/driver does not support hardware shadow maps!" message
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 08:55:20 am »
June 13, 2012, 08:55:20 am
It will work on your iMac if you run Lumion via Windows bootcamp, it works also via Parallels but then its slow. In bootcamp you get full performance of your hardware.

I guess VMware does not support all videodriver functions and thats why you get that message.

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