Sorry if the contradictions in your post made it almost impossible for you to not be a troll. Take a look at what you posted.
Quote:I know there are about 1,334,959 posts on this issue, but maybe that should tell you something, right?
Yes, this does tell us something. People don't check the requirements for games and hope they run.
Quote:1. I'm not too tech savvy, but before I ever download a game I make sure my computer can run it.
Ok, good start.
Quote: A toaster stapled to a monitor could run this game, so I'm set there.
How the hell did you even figure this? Amnesia is very graphics intensive...
Quote:Here are my specs: Intel ® graphics media accelerator HD (YES, integrated graphics. It's one reason i bought the game, so I knew I could run it)
The way you said "YES" shows that you are aware that intel integrated graphics don't run the game, but then you say this is the reason you bought the game (contradicting). Why would the reason that tells you that you can't run the game make you buy it? (troll like) How the hell did you figure you can run it?
Quote: on Windows 7 (64-bit) with 3.8 gigs of RAM and 2.3GHz performance.
2. I've stooped around trying to find a solution. I play on the "suggested" res (1024x768) with SSAO and "edge smooth" turned OFF. I can't even launch the game before it crashes. I immediately get the error about "renderer #0". I don't believe updating my drivers will work. The laptops practically brand new (i3) and I can play a game with pretty decent graphics (like CoD 4 or Napoleon: total war) just fine. I also don't feel comfortable doing it.
You can only play those games since they support DirectX, and have special things specifically for Intel. You need to understand though, that Frictional is only 5 guys, and they were on the verge of bankruptcy while developing amnesia. They can't afford to make it available to cards that shouldn't even be trying to play games in the first place.
Quote:3. Is there any other solution? Will there/ can there be a patch? When?
If there can't I need some contact so I can return the game. I didn't pay $20 to get an error message.
No solution at the moment. You are at the mercy of Intel. I really don't know why Frictional is getting the hate. It's Intel's fault for not supporting a widely used graphics API in their cards.
It's your own fault that you didn't check the requirements thouroughly