Monday, February 18, 2013

XNA Visual Studio 2010 Direct3d Issue - Solved

I was trying to run some code in Visual Studio 2010 using XNA framework, but I was required to run using HiDef profile. Running my code in Refresh profile was not working due to some buffer indices issue. Here is a screenshot of error I was seeing after building project and trying to debug when setting profile to HiDef:

I looked all over the internet for error, "No suitable graphics card found. Could not find a Direct3D device that supports the XNA Framework HiDef profile...." I kept finding suggestion to change project property to refresh, but this was not good enough. 

Here is how I solved my issue. I was trying to build from a laptop (ASUS) which has two graphic cards, Intel and Nvidia. Turns out something is up with Intel graphics drivers and when you run Visual Studio 2010 it throws the problem above. When I tried to run VS2010 by right clicking on desktop application on icon and choosing "Run with graphics processor" -> "High performance NVIDIA processor", my project compiled using HiDef profile.

Hope this helps you guys looking to run HiDef profile.