Painkiller* game displays an error while attempting to launch, "Error: could not execute Direct X 9 Renderer".
This game requires a graphics adapter with hardware T&L (Transform and Lighting) support to run. Intel® graphics controllers do not support hardware T&L. T&L can be done by the processor (in software) with acceptable performance in most cases, but since the game specifically checks for hardware T&L, it fails to run.
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