If you want to play FIFA 14 on your PC but you don't have a powerful graphics card, you might be looking for a way to improve the performance of the game. One possible solution is to use SwiftShader, a software renderer that can emulate the features of a graphics processing unit (GPU) using your CPU.
SwiftShader is a high-performance CPU-based implementation of the Vulkan, OpenGL ES, and Direct3D 9 graphics APIs. It can run games and applications that require advanced graphics on systems that do not have compatible GPUs[^3^]. However, using SwiftShader might also reduce the quality of the graphics and introduce some visual artifacts.
In this article, we will show you how to download SwiftShader for FIFA 14 and how to use it to run the game on your PC.
Step 1: Download SwiftShader
There are different versions of SwiftShader available online, but not all of them are compatible with FIFA 14. The version that we recommend is SwiftShader_DX9_SM3 Build_3383(x86).rar, which you can download from Google Drive[^1^]. This version supports DirectX 9 and Shader Model 3.0, which are required by FIFA 14.
To download SwiftShader_DX9_SM3 Build_3383(x86).rar, follow these steps:
Click on the link above to open the Google Drive page.
Click on the download icon at the top right corner of the page.
Choose a location on your PC where you want to save the file and click Save.
Wait for the download to finish.
Step 2: Extract SwiftShader
After downloading SwiftShader_DX9_SM3 Build_3383(x86).rar, you need to extract its contents using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip. To extract SwiftShader, follow these steps:
Right-click on the downloaded file and choose Extract Here or Extract to SwiftShader_DX9_SM3 Build_3383(x86).
Wait for the extraction to finish.
You should see a folder named SwiftShader_DX9_SM3 Build_3383(x86) containing two files: d3d9.dll and swiftshader.ini.
Step 3: Copy SwiftShader to FIFA 14 Folder
The final step is to copy the two files from the SwiftShader folder to the FIFA 14 folder where the game is installed. To copy SwiftShader to FIFA 14 folder, follow these steps:
Open the SwiftShader_DX9_SM3 Build_3383(x86) folder and select both d3d9.dll and swiftshader.ini.
Right-click on the selected files and choose Copy or press Ctrl+C.
Navigate to the FIFA 14 folder where the game is installed. The default location is C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Origin Games\\FIFA 14\\Game.
Paste the copied files into the FIFA 14 folder by right-clicking and choosing Paste or pressing Ctrl+V.
You should see d3d9.dll and swiftshader.ini in the FIFA 14 folder along with other files.
Step 4: Run FIFA 14 with SwiftShader
Now you are ready to run FIFA 14 with SwiftShader. To run FIFA 14 with SwiftShader, follow these steps:
Double-click on fifa14.exe or fifa14-3dm.exe in the FIFA 14 folder to launch the game.
You should see a small logo of SwiftShader at the bottom left corner of the screen indicating that it is working.