Yay, I am officially excited! I've got Construct working!
Yes, Ashley, it sucks about no driver support from Toshiba. That one on their site is 2003, not 2000 as I said previously. It was the setup file that was from 2000. Still sucky though.
I downloaded a thing called DriverMax. It looks at your system, compares your drivers with those in its online database and tells you what's out of date. Then you go through a bit of a complicated process to download them and have Driver Max install them. It found a new graphics driver for me and three other assorted graphicy type things. I did not expect the Intel graphics driver to install, but it did. It is 2006 and is shiny and new compared to my old one. And Construct works. Still no pixel shaders though. I haven't gone past drawing a few lines in the graphics editor as I wanted to write this message.
If anyone finds this post because of similar problems and is wondering about [color=#FF0080:2e613u84]updating their drivers[/color:2e613u84]
, here is some info. There are other driver update programs besides DriverMax. Don't bother with Driver Detective. It tells you what you need, but then tells you that to get the drivers you must pay them. There is a free one called Radar Sync. But it would not recognise that I was connected to the internet even though I was. Other people have had the same problem. So I never got to use it to find out if there was a catch. The catch with Driver Max is that after registration (totally free) you find out that you must give permission to upload your drivers that need updating to their database. In my case one was 4mb and the others were only a few k. So no problems there. But they do spring it on you at the end. All the driver update programs are about a 5mb download.
I would recommend DriverMax, but I find it sad that there is a need for such a program. Unfortunately in my case there was.
With any luck my next topic post will be something actually related to using Construct. Thank you for your encouragement with nailing the driver situation.