So i bought the orangebox and waited a whole day until the games loaded, and when i satrt them they suddenly shut down and a note shows up, "This game has a minimum requirement of directx 8.0 to run properly" IM BEGGING YOU SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME TO FIND AN EASY WAY TO FIX THIS PROBLEM!, answer would be highly appreciated.
This 7300GT is an awesome alternative if you don't want to build a new PC. It's AGP, just like your old card. It's probably one of the best AGP cards out, and should run source games at least on medium to high settings.
The Orange box dropped DX8 support. In the October issue of Maximum PC they talked about the orange box. I quote the article from page 32 of that issue:
"By ditching support for legacy directX 8 graphics cards, Valve opened the door for a much better looking Half-Life that is superior to both Episode 1 and Lost Coast."
Go to Maximum PC to read the article for yourself.