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I don't play games and have no idea about how all of this pulls together.

I have a customers computer at the moment that I have just pulled out a seemingly perfectly working nVidia GTX 580 and have put in a nVidia GTX 780Ti. This is along with a complete reinstall of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with up to date drivers to try and sort out a few issues the customer was having.

The first I have now working which was the clean play back of BluRay Discs.

The second and to the customer most important is the ability to play all of his Flight Simulator games. Some of these are brand new and other are a few years old from the time when DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0 were current.

One of the games throws up an error about Shader Model 3.0 not being supported although the Graphics card and DirectX 11 supporting Shader Model 5.0. It doesn't seem that backwards compatibility is built in to DirectX and I don't have the games nor the flight controller joysticks with me.

Does anyone have older games requiring Shader Model 9.0c working on Windows 7 with current hardware? If so, how did you do it?

Michael Martin
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