Okay perhaps the first fail is me. I asked for Dragon Age: Origins for Christmas, not realizing that my computer is four years old and wasn't exactly top of the line when I got it. So I didn't bother to check the requirements. The result is that I have the RAM, the CPU, the disk space, and my graphics card is a mere 128mb with a 256mb minimum.
And as these things go, I did not find it until I had installed the game and gotten the error "failed to detect a supported video card."
Current card: 128MB ATI RADEON X600 SE
A quick search finds 256mb cards for $30 or so. I might just get a new card. But I don't do all that much gaming anyway, aside from WoW, and that just fine. Okay Dalaran isn't perfect, but I think that's mostly RAM/CPU anyway.
I guess this is my noobish request for advice. Should/Can I get this to work as is? If I do upgrade, have any suggestions?
P.S. At least I know WC3 will run, my brother also got that.