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There are certain graphics cards that either don't work or have several issues with the game. To find out what graphics card your computer has, follow these steps.


  • Windows XP
    • Click on the start button.
    • Then click on "Run" and type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.
    • Go to the display tab and it'll tell you what graphics card your computer has in the top-left section called "Device".
  • Windows Vista/Windows 7
    • Click on the start button.
    • Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.
    • Go to the display tab and it'll tell you what graphics card your computer has in the top-left section called "Device".

Game Plays with Problems

The following list of graphics cards will play the game, but have certain problems with it.


  • Solvable by Updating Graphics Card Drivers
    • AOpen PA256MX
    • Asus V-3800
    • Asus V-6600 (NVIDIA GeForce 256)
    • Asus V-6800 (NVIDIA GeForce 256)
    • ATI AIW 8500 DV
    • ATI Radeon 7200
    • ATI Radeon 8500
    • Hercules 3D Prophet II MX
    • Intel 82830 Mobile Graphics chip (on Dell X200 laptop)
    • NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440
  • Unsolvable
    • ATI Mobility 7500
    • ATI Rage Xpert 128MB
    • Intel 82830 chip
    • Matrox Millennium G-550
    • Matrox Parhelia 128MB
    • NVIDIA GeForce 2
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800
    • NVIDIA GeForce DDR
    • SiS 315
    • Trident Cyberblade XP
    • XGI Volari

Game Doesn't Play or Start

The following list of graphics cards won't work with the game, unless otherwise stated.


  • Solvable by Updating Graphics Card Drivers
    • ATI All-in-Wonder (AIW) 128MB
    • ATI Rage Fury MAXX
    • S3 Graphics SuperSavage
    • S3 Graphics TwisterK HP
  • Unsolvable (if you have one of these cards, don't buy the game)
    • 3Dfx Voodoo 3
    • ATI Mobility M9
    • Creative Blaster TnT
    • Diamond Stealth III S540
    • Diamond Viper II (S3 Savage 2000 chip)
    • Diamond Viper V-550
    • Elsa Gladiac 920
    • Elsa Gladiac MX
    • Hercules 3D Prophet DDR-DVI
    • Intel 82810 chip (built into the Intel 810 and 815 chipsets)
    • Intel 82815 chip (built into the Intel 810 and 815 chipsets)
    • Matrox Millennium G-400
    • NVIDIA Vanta
    • Quantum 3D Obsidian 2
    • S3 Graphics Delta Chrome S8
    • S3 Graphics Pro Savage
    • S3 Graphics SuperSavage/IXC 1179
    • Trident XP 4

All 16MB Graphics Cards

If you have a computer with a 16MB graphics card, having the game resolution on a high setting with 32-bit colour will cause unusual things to happen. To solve this problem, set the resolution to a lower setting with 16-bit colour.

All ATI Radeon Graphics Cards

If you have a computer with an ATI Radeon graphics card, and you've just updated your card's graphic drivers, you'll need to restart your computer twice, and then launch Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals in order for it to be problem-free.

ATI Radeon 9800 XT

If you have a computer with an ATI Radeon 9800 XT graphics card with Catalyst 4.9 drivers, graphics will be quite choppy. To solve this issue, go to the Catalyst Control Center, click on "SMARTGART", and disable the "PCI Write" and "PCI Read" settings. If you make any AGP or PCI settings changes in the Catalyst Control Center, your screen may become distorted. To solve this, restart your computer twice.

All NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Cards

If you have a computer with an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card and you change the resolution setting with the Windows Control Panel, your change will be reflected in-game. To solve this issue, update your card's graphic drivers to the latest version.

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700

If you have a computer with an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 graphics card running Windows Vista and your screen goes black, more graphics memory is needed to play the game. There are certain ways to increase the amount of available graphics memory:

  • Disable the Windows Sidebar
  • Change the theme to "Windows Classic"
  • Change the desktop background to a solid colour

SiS Xabre

If you have a computer with an SiS Xabre graphics card, you may experience problems whilst using water with the biome brush. To fix this problem, go to the game options, and then set water detail to medium or low.

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