Here is the situation in a nutshell.
My old PC (Windows 7 but a PS48000 mother board from like 2003) has a GeForce 5200 video card.
The card doesn't support DirectX 11, which is what Windows 7 comes with.
The newer cards aren't supported by my mother board.
I tried downloading and manually installing DirectX 9 (says it installed) but my dxdiag still shows 11 and the game I want to play still tells me I have to update my OpenGL driver. By the way, I checked that and diags says I have the latest one.
I ran GLView and where it shows the info for DirectX for my card it says NA.
I short, my card can't run any games that need DirectX.
Buying a new card is pointless (tried it, didn't work on my PC) because my mother board is just too fricking old to see it.
What can I do besides get a dedicated gaming PC (which is not an option because I'm broke)?
Or am I just S.O.L.?
I know I still have some friends here. Please help. I can't spend all day and night working on my music. I'll go stir bat crazy.
Thanks in advance.