Double Edit: Moved this to the top since my post is full of words. Missed that you have an old Vista computer. Go to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri and it will tell you if the computer can run the game. Since it's not a gaming computer and it's running Vista you probably have Intel integrated graphics from around 2007 to 2009. It's very likely Spore will not run on your computer as Intel integrated graphics were absolutely terrible back then.
Since he's 8, make sure you turn on Family View and lock him out of the "Friends, Chats, and Groups" feature. This will prevent him from being scammed by nefarious individuals that like to steal accounts. Keep him locked out until he understands not to click on links from anybody, even people he knows, and never give out his password. If you check out /r/steam, there's plenty of grown adults that get their account stolen because they click on every link anybody sends them and download whatever happens to be there.
Family View can also be set to require your Family View PIN to be put in to purchase games, this way he can't accidently (or purposely) buy games without your PIN.
Also turn on Steam Guard and use your email address. With Steam Guard, even if somebody gets his Steam password they won't be able to steal the account. https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4020-ALZM-5519
Edit: Steam also has a large number of "Free To Play" games. While they are free to play, almost all of them have a way to spend money. If you let him download a free to play game be aware that he WILL come back to you begging to buy something in the game. If he ever gets bored of Spore and enjoys Marvel movies/games, Marvel Heroes is a relatively inoffensive free to play game. When you start the game you always see the in-game buy stuff with real money store, but you can instantly close it and the game does not bug you about it.
Recommended Specs according to System Requirements lab:
CPU: Core i7 3770 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0Ghz
RAM: 8 GB
OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (64 bit only)
Video Card: GeForce GTX 560 Ti/ Radeon HD 7750
I'm totally ignorant about hardware but how come this game requires a top of the line CPU, but a midrange GPU?
It really is daunting when you'r starting out. I used Can you run it to see what the recomended hardware is for a game I wan to be able to run and then use sites like ~~GPU Boss~~ anandtech to find how it compares to other cards and weather or not I want to spend a little more or a little less on an alternative card.
Yes, would there be any way of inputting your computers specs and it filtering to games you can run? Sort of like "can you run it" but in bulk vs doing a single game at a time.
Downvoting. Sorry, your 6990 may have been the bee's knees years ago, but it doesn't meet the minimum system requirements.
There's probably a command or something that the 6xxx series lacks or something, but regardless, ranting about it here it's going to change things. I too had a 6850 that lasted a long time, but when I saw the legacy notice, I knew it's time was done.
This is why they display the minimum system requirements. They tell you what you need, it's your responsibility to find out if you system meets it. Don't be so damn lazy
I don't see why they can't do that or incorporate systemrequirementslab right into the system.
It can scan your system every so often as it does, but instead of just being a poll it can match it up with game requirements on the game pages. Perhaps if some areas of your computer are too poor, such as your RAM is too low, it will be highlighted with red to warn you of this fact.
Unless your laptop is incredibly old you should be able to run Civ IV, which AFAIK is still considered by some people to be the best. The requirements are.. pretty low.
>New purchase won't run on your machine? Sorry sod, move along. New purchase is absolutely horrid and you have no interest in owning or playing it? Sorry sod, move along. Already own a game but have discovered its cheaper to buy the GOTY all over again than it is to buy individual DLCs? Sorry sod. You're stuck with two.
Ever heard of Caveat Emptor?
None of this is exactly Valve's problem. If they start refunding you every time they have a sale, they're going to be shutting doors. Maybe Valve's customer service sucks. But the complaints you have are unreasonable.
>I simply will not buy a game on Steam these days without researching the the absolute potato stuffing out of it because I know that if I have any problem with it that might dissuade me from playing--up to and including problems that outright prevent me from playing--well, sorry sod, move along
I won't buy socks without checking the label. Can you imagine going to a clothing store, getting a pair of socks, putting them on, and trying them for a day and then returning them?
Steam isn't running a rental service. Developers offer demos, and Steam makes those available. If Valve's inability to refund you money is making you research a product before you buy it, I'd wager that's a good thing.
Do I deplore the lack of demos nowadays? Yes. Is it Valve's fault? Nope.
So you can check whether your system can run a game.
Before buying or downloading a game and wasting your time, check Can I Run It to see if your laptop can even run the game. It's a huge help if you're new to pc gaming or don't know the parts of the computer.
Ok, Reddit. I'm wrong. You got me...
Two items out of the CYRI FAQ:
Basically it failed because it's the Intel iGPU. Since the publisher of the game did not include Intel as a recommended GPU source it failed the check. Your system will more than likely run it but the CYRI tool is rather conservative when it comes to go/no-go recommendations.
Whenever you need to know if a game will run on your systems, knowing your actual specs is important.
That in mind, check this out:
Fable 2 isn't on PC, Fable 3 is. If you can run the original Fable 1 (Not the remaster), then you will probably be iffy on Fable 3.
Go check on CanYouRunIt
I personally consider NV easier if you're playing on just the standard, normal difficulty. There is a hardcore mode as well as higher / lower difficulties if you get stuck.
The main story? I can't say for certain as what most people tend to do is run off and do a bunch of side quests before finishing it. I'd say if you just ONLY played the main story, maybe 8 hours? give or take a few I guess.
Fairly packed with stuff, broken buildings, vaults, collapsed structures. Some spots are just wondering through desert though, but it's pretty good.
It runs better than it would on a console i'd say. The console version was HORRID, atleast the PS3 version. If you gave me your specs I could further answer your question, alternatively you can get an idea for how it'd run if you go here > http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri?itemId=11035
I'd say get it personally, though I do honestly prefer fallout 3 over it. It does feel fairly different than fallout 3, and I don't like the story as much, but that's completely a matter of opinion. Objectively speaking, it is an improvement. More weapons, more stuff.
Hearthstone, if you're into card games;
Heroes III is always fun, with or without Wake of Gods;
There are always some servers for Counter-Strike 1.6 and Source; you can try this site to see what will run on your rig.
>Will my laptop run GW2 smoothly?
Almost certainly not, if you can't run WoW. You'd need to give more information about the processor (i.e. the model), double check your RAM (300GB is too high for a laptop) and the model of the graphics chip would be useful (if it's integrated, unless you have an i5, you don't have much hope.)
Official requirements (from the FAQ):
>Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better • Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better • 2 GB RAM • NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better) • 25 GB available HDD space • Broadband Internet connection • Keyboard and mouse
Try Can You Run It?
You can check if your PC runs UMvC3 on this website. I wouldn't be too worried if your PC can't run mahvel, it surprisingly doesn't take much to run it.
I find this website to be fairly useful. Bare in mind that if only one aspect of your computer isn't good enough it will fail you but you will likely be able to still play the game. http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
A shot in the dark might be dragon age: origins. It'll be worth checking thispage first. If your looking more for the immersive story rather than the combat of Fable or Skyrim, then the final fantasy on steam could be a solution.
> Radeon HD 7350
This does not meet the minimum requirements.
That sounds a little entitled to me. You have to adapt to the market.
If you're going to turn your nose up at a totally flexible, versatile, and adaptable platform then you'll be stuck with whatever scraps are thrown at the consoles.
PC gaming isn't terribly difficult to get into. Plus, most games have controller support. The experience is virtually the same.
I'll bet you know at least 1 or 2 people that can help you out. Between them, /r/buildapc, and gaming subreddits it's not too tough. Once the system is built, it's pretty easy to maintain.
There are plenty of ways to gain access to the indie market through XBLA and Steam.
Hell, if you're really interested in the indie market, you'd be surprised what your rig can run. Check out your system requirements here
You didn't list your graphics card, and googling your CPU says it's a dual-core.
I'm going to say that your computer will have an extremely tough time, especially on any of the larger heists like Hotline Miami (smoke effects especially), Big Bank, Hoxton Breakout or The Golden Grin Casino.
A simple google search brings up things like:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/ has the system requirements at the bottom
Many of these sites let you plug in your system parts and will tell you generally if you can. You already said that you tried the demo and it barely ran, so the normal game will run the same or worse.
AC 1 should have no problem running on modern laptops with dedicated GPU of at least 1GB. As well as the Ezio Trilogy game.
But just to be sure, test your laptop with this
Steam is a PC game distributor site. PC games will run on your laptop if it is good enough. Just use this website to determine if your PC/laptop can run it.
The craze about Steam is the fact that games go on sale to really low prices during different times of the year. The summer sale is currently going on where about 12 games each day are reduced by as much as 80% from their original price. All of your games are always tied to your steam account digitally and you are free to uninstall and install them as you please. Steam downloads are pretty damn fast (4.0mb per second if you got a good connection).
If you are a PC gamer, then you most certainly use Steam. Steam is also a way of communicating with your other friends that PC game using steam.
If you have any other questions just ask.
Absolutely worth playing, but get it on PC (unless you have the money and are looking for any excuse to get a 360 anyway). More than likely cheaper and doesn't take much at all to run smoothly. Check Can You Run It first.
$20 on Steam right now, but it may go on huge sale in the summer (I got ME1 and 2 for $5 each). $15 digital download on Amazon too.
>Nowhere on blizzards site did it say anything like make sure your graphics card can run this game.
Is this your first serious PC game? If so, learn the lesson: always compare system requirements against your hardware before you buy. If you're not sure, use resources like CYRI and UserBenchmark to find out.
Welcome down the rabbit hole. Hope you brought a parachute.
Dawn of War and Red Alert have less emphasis on base building than StarCraft. You may want to take a look at something like Supreme Commander. You can get a good idea whether or not you can run it here:
If you can't run it, you can try Total Annihilation.
It should work just fine. The trouble is you'll need to download and install a 65gb game to "try for an hour or two". Plus you'd have to find someone who really trusts you since you could potentially get them banned.
I'd recommend you try this instead:
If the system requirements aren't out yet then theres no way to know. How well does your computer run other modern games? If you can run Witcher 3/Metal Gear/Battlefield/front/COD or whatever then you should be fine. I don't picture mankind divided as being a system destroyer.
When the requirements are released, use this to find out: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
Yeah might scrape by on minimum settings and 320x240, you might get around 15fps.
But seriously, who the fuck doesn't know about Can You Run It in 2015.
The only PC game I have ever played is The Sims and I know about it.
I do know that EA specifically made the game so it was capable on running on a lot of low-end computers - maybe try this website to see if your girlfriends laptop will work?
Overall I think that Sims 4 might be more fun for her to get because new free content keeps coming out, its what the entire community is talking about ect. and seems to be far more bug-free than Sims 3.
Look at the last post in 'community rules' in the sidebar.
Edit: Holy shit literally all of your posts are like this. For the love of God, bookmark this link
>that means more people may be able to play the game.
Whilst this is true, its not exactly that realistic either. When large companies such as rockstar take account of system requirements, they aim for the majority, and i would say that they have included at least 95% of the pc gaming base with what they have.
>CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
CPU Speed: Info
RAM: 4 GB
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB / AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
are the requirements i pulled from here, and as you can see, the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 is a now 7/8 year old GPU. You really cannot go any lower than this. I expect that the population with lower GPU's, who truly are attempting to play games on such a machine, to be less than that 5%.
Is it worth rewriting whole sections of the engine to drop the requirements even further? I dont believe it is, and that is exactly what they would need to do for either the base game or an expansion. I expect the other games to be in very similar situations.
If you can run it on your computer Victoria II has some pretty decent mods for communist parties.
Type in Victoria II and it will tell you if you can run it on your computer. It's not a super new game or incredibly intensive so it probably can.
(/sur12-r) Its kinda difficult to know if a laptop can handle certain games without knowing about its graphic card setup.
This website should provide the answers you need though.
Also, the emote you're looking for is (/lyou).
Assassins creed Brotherhood and Assassins creed Revelations. Maybe also other games from the series but these are the ones I know that have the feature.
Here you can learn about the feature.
You can recruit assassin apprentices and train them. You can then either send them on contracts all over Europe or call them for help during fights.
System requirements for Brotherhood and Revelations
Brotherhood and Revelations are direct sequels to Assasins creed 2 which is a sequel to the first (duh) . It is suggested you play the first two for the story and fun gameplay but they dont have the apprentice mechanic so choose yourself.
You can use this website to determine whether or not you can run it. Though I suggest you take the results with a grain of salt. The website says my rig doesn't meet the recommendations, however it runs flawlessly and smooth.
Since nobody seems to be posting here, you could check Can I Run It.
I've heard some people say the information is a bit messed up, but it should give you a general idea.
"Should" is strong since they already stating them at the descriptions (bottom). Also this kind of things done via third party apps that are also sold by Steam. Try http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri and similar sites for more results.
well hardware wise you can find the minimum and recommended wise
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri?gameName=league-of-legends&itemId=10933&p=r I would take a look at this right here. Recommended is what you should aim for cause minimum gives you barely playable frames per second.
For infastructure wise all the setups such as lobbies and rooms are created in the game, you will have to do the brackets and groups all by yourself though.How custom room work is by creating your own private lobby so you can just have teams create their lobbies and join each other to play. For teams depends on how many students are going to join, you can do 1v1 tourneys or 2v2 but if you have enough you can go ahead and set up 5v5's which is how usually the game is played.
For team leaders honestly you can probably pick the players with the highest ranked because those kids should probably be the best ones.Ranks go bronze silver gold platinum diamond masters challenger. If you have enough people you could probably split up kids evenly based on ranked or put rank restrictions such as no allowing 2 platinums on a team.
Hope this helps you out, You must be a good teacher to want to do something like this, if need anymore explanation on something ask.
P.S. would recommend creating a club or class list of all the players with their real names and ingame names and their ranks that everyone can take a look at.
Minimum requirements are on the Steam store page:
> OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
Memory: 2GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 6GB free HDD Space
Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
When you have your new laptop, you could use Can You Run It to check whether it meets them. If you want us to tell you now, it would be helpful if you post the model you're planning to get, or better yet, its specs.
Dynasty Warriors 8 XL Complete Edition is really your only option. I know a few other titles were released on pc but I wouldn't recommend them. DW8XLCE isnt that demanding, I've seen some non gaming laptops run it. If anything check the required specs or go to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri Also its worth noting that DW8XLCE is 50% off on steam right now for this weekend. If you plan to pick it up, nows the best time. Hope it works out.
"My machine met the optimum requirements and this game STILL runs like shit"
It happens all the time. Some games are just poorly optimized.
Edit: also for those of you interested, try Can You Run It? for checking your system requirements for games.
Hey, just go to this website and type in the games you are talking about, and it will scan your system and tell you whether you have the minimum specs or not. It will also tell you if you are above the recommended specs.
The daily deals are what most of us are waiting for. A daily deal during a Steam sale means that it will most likely be the lowest price that a game is offered at for the next few months. Maybe even a year, depending on the game. I think the next big Steam sale is during the Winter. I'm not sure whether the Sims 3 pack is a Daily Deal, so you might want to wait and see whether it gets offered at more of a discount later on in the sale.
If you don't have the Steam client, you will need to download it and set up an account to buy/play games.
Here are some free games that you can play on Steam. If you want to try one of those you can see how the client works and how easy to use it is. Team Fortress 2 is a classic Steam game that was just made Free to play about a week ago, but you may not like First Person Shooters. I'm not sure about the other games(America's Army is good but I can't run AA:3). Some games will not work on Macs if you have one, and you will want to check whether your computer can run the game before you buy it. I recommend checking whether you can run a game here. That way you won't get a game and realize you can't even play it.
Oh and also, Super Meat Boy is really fun if you don't like first person games. you can play regular meat boy here.
And let us know if you have any questions. We love helping people!
Wrong sub my friend! This is a place about CGI/VFX, not computer games specifically.
Although to reply to your question, you can use websites such as this one to check if your config can run certain games.
Maybe the mods could have a sticky banning these posts & a referral to a site like Can You Run it?
Anyhoo to OP, if your laptop is this one, not a chance in hell, as it has integrated graphics. You need one with dedicated graphics. Sorry. http://www.harveynorman.com.au/hp-envy-13-d007tu-laptop-silver.html
Check this website out:
You type in what game you want, download a flash executable and it checks if your machine can run it.
It shows you the minimum requirements and if you can run it on recommended requirements.
Not sure what you mean. Just compare the system requirements of the game with the hardware you own. If you want to skip all that just use http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri which is reasonably accurate.
No, and they likely never will. Developers are allowed to put any requirements they want on the store page, so they aren't always 100% true. And even if they were completely correct, there are so many minute details that could affect the performance of a game on a computer. CYRI is commonly recommended as a way to test whether or not your computer can run a game, but it also isn't too accurate. If you have a specific game in mind, you can post in /r/pcgamingtechsupport
OP did say he got them in a Humble Bundle so you can't blame it on pirating.
I've never had any of the Bioshock games crash on me. Daikatana is a pretty old game. It's possible your hardware is not able to cope with the game. You can check if you meet requirements with Can you run it?
Hey! Welcome to the total war community. There are many difficulty modifier mods however that can be left to someone who knows more about MTW2.
You should know that you can download games on a platform called steam. Its very easy to use and everything can be bought through credit card or voucher purchased from a nearby super market. They will frequently put games on sale for 50% or sometimes 75% off.
These are good times to buy new total war titles as the greats such as empire can come down as low as £3.74! Which is like $6.
You can just type in on google steam download and go from there. You'll require an email address.
Before you purchase any games make sure your computer can handle them by using this website http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
Just let the auto detection software install and you'll know what games you could play and couldn't play.
For the newer games the mods are actually integrated into steam which makes it a lot easier to install them!
I hope you enjoy your total warring.
You can probably run the same stuff as I can, our comps are pretty similar.
A list of games I currently have on PC:
Max Payne 2( 1 would run also, of course)
Deus Ex (first one)
The Sims 3 (surprisingly)
Vampire the Masquerades Bloodlines (low detail, still choppy at times)
Minecraft (optifine installed)
can you run it? tells me I can't run a lot of the games I play, since I have integrated graphics, but you can still use it to see if you have enough ram.
In terms of games, I always like to check out Metacritic to find games I never tried that might be worth a play through. And to find out if your rig can handle a given game, check out Can You Run It.
As for other useful software, I always recommend Microsoft Security Essentials over most other A/V software, not only because it is the best (free) Windows-based security suite, but also because it's run by Microsoft, so it integrates exceptionally well with the Windows environment.
Can I Run it? allows you to pick a game, it then scans your hardware and tells you if you can run it. You have to pick individual games though.
I agree with your original point about Steam. I have a fairly old machine that can run TF2 but not well and it would be good to see what games are available to me.
Seen a lot of posts from people unsure if their hardware can run the various games on sale: this site analyzes your computer and compares it to the required specs for most games....should give you an idea of how well you computer can handle it. http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/
making a post like this without listing your specs is pointless, we can't help you and it makes it look like you just want to troll.
Also on the subject of trolling, the minimum specs are listed on the store page...just like every other game on steam:
OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10)
Processor: Intel Core i3 4170 or AMD FX-8120
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 570 2.5GB or GTX 660 2GB or AMD HD7850 2GB
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 40 GB available space
Additional Notes: Connection: 256 kbps upstream or faster. For more information about PC requirements, visit: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/warhammer-40000-eternal-crusade/13067
OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD FX-8300 or higher
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA 780GTX or AMD R9 290X
Additional Notes: Connection: 512 kbps upstream or faster. For more information about PC requirements, visit: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/warhammer-40000-eternal-crusade/13067
Again though, without knowing your specs it is impossible to help you.
Dirty Bomb runs more on cpu than your graphics. http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri this could help you more. this game is free though, so if it doesn't work you haven't lost any money or anything :)
It already does, it list the Specs needed to run the game. If you just scroll down on the Store Page of a Game it will list the System Requirements needed to run that game. What you should look into getting is http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri basically what you want but a third party system.
Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon Minimum Requirements
CPU: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 --or-- 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
RAM: 2 G
OS: Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c–compliant
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 3 GB
If your computer can handle Far Cry 3, then it should handle Blood Dragon.
Yeah, that's true, it's here and goes by the name Dragon Age Tactics:
Pretty sure it's a mistake tho, I don't know why the site owners added it. Maybe they are just too hyped, so they decided to fake reality in which they can find ~~solas~~ solace.
Thanks. I saw the larger numbers too and thought it was fine, but I'd never bet on myself when technology is involved. I used www.systemrequirementlabs.com. Guess I won't be using them again.
Thanks for your help!
Try the CanIrunit website. It's a helpful tool that's helped me figure out this stuff.
You might be able to run DS1, but I doubt it'll run DS2 or DS3 (particularly because the graphics card). I know I can't run DS3 myself.
The Sims 4 was designed to run well on most computers, so it should run fine. Just to be sure (I'm not an expert by any means), I'd definitely recommend trying out this website. I use it a lot to see how well my rig can handle certain games. You just download a tool and it scans your specs, then compares it to the game's minimum and recommended specs.
I remember Half-Life 2 being the major one in 2004.
higher system requirements than http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/doom-3/10221 and it seemed to me to be far more antisipated, at least in my circle.
Dude, when buying PC games you always check before hand that your computer can run the game you are about to drop your hard earned cash on. There is a reason that the site Can You Run It is constantly used. Just because SFIV ran okay on your machine doesn't mean V will. It's a new game, which means a newer less optimized engine. Your computer is 5 years old at this point (and an old mac at that), you shouldn't even be concerning yourself with new games. Now is your best chance to try out Steam's new refund system, hope you get your money back.
If you have a mid-range CPU and enough RAM, then probably.
Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz
8 GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB
Bummer that this happened.
Try that for any PC game you're interested in. It has saved me on a few occasions -- found out my system can't handle Cities: Skylines and GTA5 with this before buying.
Check out Can You Run It. By the looks of it, it might run but not at desirable specs and will take away from the game a lot. Pick it up on a console if you have one.
I know it isn't ideal to do but most laptops should be able to run it. A friend runs it on her laptop and it is a just an everyday business/school one, the game looks fine and for $10 you can get a wireless adapter for Xbox controllers.
I understand a lot of people may not want to spend the extra money or play without friends but if you are seriously itching for it, it is an option.
On that laptop should let you know if you can run if you decide to check this option out.
I can't believe nobody has mention this yet:
Go to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri - This will analyze your computer and break down each component and tell you if yours meet the requirements. They will do this for the Minimum and the Recommended.
edit: Recommended specs, not required.
Yeah, It's killing me. I've got an older machine with a 670M in it. My mind tells me I'll be fine. The Witcher 2 plays out fine, and that's about where Fallout 4 seems to be in terms of graphics, but maybe there's something I'm missing.
I'm sweating buckets here wondering if that thing will be able to play Fallout 4, or If I'll need to spend 400 bucks on a PS4 or save up for a gaming machine (I'm gravitating toward the latter).
I mean, it probably will. Skyrim can apparently be played with a video card made in 2006, but who knows how many other effects they've put in Fallout 4.
Damn. Being a poor gamer sucks. And to think I had the tenacity to pre-order the PC version on Steam. Even if I do end up getting a PS4, I'll probably keep Fallout 4 on PC for the glorious day i get a half decent gaming rig. I've just got to get mods on Fallout 4, and who knows how Bethesda will put mods on consoles, or how optimized they'll end up being.
Seems to not meet the minimum RAM requirements. If you're unsure and low on funds it's probably not a great purchase. Check out the return policy before making a decision.
of course there is a minimum somewhere. I didn't expect this to work with a [email protected] and a diamond/s3/cirrus logic :)
It should be the same as games have done for non-VR: each game should publish their minimum VR specs. Perhaps even incorporate a VR feature for Can you Run it
But i'm guessing for that we'll still need to have the drivers stabilize as currently still too many identical setups have varying results.
Typically, I go here when I ask this question:
Also looking at the steam page requirements, it looks like you can scrape by on the minimum requirements, but it probably wont run too well.
I'd have her try Can You Run It with some of the more popular titles. I'm thinking of trying out TERA again, it's free-to-play and she should be able to run it. MMOs are pretty good about having lenient system requirements since they want a larger subscriber base, so you should be able to try a few even with the integrated video.
There is a website that does this called Canyourunit that was extremely popular 5 or 6 years ago. It stopped being so popular because it's a really shitty way of finding out if your computer can run a game due to how many configurations there can be with PCs, in game settings and all sorts of other variables.
It's sort of like the windows score index, my system is rated at a 6 point whatever out of 7.9 but that doesn't mean I can run new games at ultra settings.
If you can run SC2, I want to say you're good, but my gut reaction is no.
If you want to do a better test, there are services out there you can use that will scan your hardware and give an evaluation. I think I used this one before but you should always double check a site's credibility before allowing them to scan your system.
Best of luck, Oblivion is a solid game.
Minimum requirement from CYRI.
CPU: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
CPU Speed: Info
RAM: 2 GB
OS: Windows Vista
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB VRAM
Sound Card: Yes
If you're looking at running games natively in OS X, you should be able to run some games in low settings from Battle.net or Steam. Your video card is primarily what's holding you back, but you might be able to eke out a bit more performance if you have Boot Camp installed for games that are compatible on both. Bootcamp is also a better option than virtualization to play Windows-only games like Skyrim.
Indie games would be your best bet and then see what you can get away with lower settings/resolution for more graphics-intensive games.
Check out Can You Run It? for more information on specific game performance to get a gauge on where your MBP stands.
No need to be rude bro :)
If you want to ŝee your specs compared to the requirements.
For the minimum specs.
I run a FX 6300 @ 3.5gHz and a MSI R9 270, 8gb ram and can run the game on ultra @ 50-60fps with minimal drops, so it stays at 55-60 most of the time
Kinda hard to say without knowing your exact specs. The biggest issue is whether or not you have an integrated graphics card, since it probably won't run with integrated graphics.
Cut-and-paste from the Steam website (where it's currently on sale for the next 8 hours for $5):
>OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
>Processor: 2.0Ghz - Low budget CPUs such as Celeron or Duron needs to be at about twice the CPU speed
>Memory: 2 GB
>Hard Drive: 3GB
>Graphics: Radeon X1000/GF 6 - Integrated graphics and very low budget cards might not work.
Check CanYouRunIt?, which lists that game specifically for another way to test your computer, which doesn't require any information on your part to input.
Finally, if it turns out that your laptop can't run Amnesia, I highly recommend Penumbra, from the same company. It's an older game, so it has significantly lower system requirements and is similar in style to Amnesia, although not quite as piss-your-pants scary.
EDIT: I have a gaming laptop and it runs fine, but my brother has a "regular" laptop (albeit only a year or so old) and it runs just fine. It's not as intense as Skyrim or some other games like that, so you should probably be okay if you can play other games on it.
Okay, go to this website and find Rome: Total War on the list. What it does is scan your PC hardware then goes;
"Okay, you can run it on medium to high settings. If you wanted to run it better, we suggest changing <THIS> piece of hardware!"
It'll give a really good indication.
this will show you if your computer can handle it, and if your computer can handle it then i would definitely recommend it, form a 360 to pc player myself, i have yet to regret it :]. Also http://gamethingdaily.com/2011/11/19/xbox-360-skyrim-saves-transferrable-to-pc/ is how to transfer your high level character to pc, it's completely seemless!
If you can't run TF2, chances are you're not going to be able to run any 3d games well on your computer. Tf2 is made to run on subpar machines.
I'd suggest you venture into the realm of 2d games.
Look into games like Limbo, Binding of Isaac, Dungeons of dredmor, Adventures of shuggy, Terrarria, or possibly something like Magicka.
Use a website like this to see if you can run a game before you go out and buy it.
Also, for a fun game that's very gamepad friendly, play Super Meat Boy.
This game has ~~insane requirements for what it is~~ higher requirements than you'd initially think. Buyers should check http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/ to ensure their computers have what it takes.
The W500 should be able to run it on either low or medium. You can compare requirements on System Requirements Lab. The W500 passes all the minimum requirements, but fails the recommended CPU and GPU. CPU speed is exactly the recommended (2.8 GHz), but it's only dual core, not quad. Depending on how well the game is optimized to use these extra cores, it may or may not make too much of a difference. The big problem is the GPU, (note that the website is wrong on the Video RAM, the FireGL V5700 only has 512MB, not 2.2GB (if only!)), but I would bet it's possible to run at medium settings at a lower resolution.
I love using Can You Run It? during Steam sales because I feel as if I'm on a game show.
Alriiiiiiiight, Giantpanda602, it's time to play- CAN-YOU-RUN-IT!?!?!?!?!"
>So if anyone could help that would be great, sorry for my noobness haha
Hey, nothing wrong with being a noob. We were all noobs (and many of us still are :D ).
Now, when you mention latency, do you mean as in your network slowing down or as in your PC slowing down? Latency is a network term, but you mention the problems went away when you changed PC. The specs on your PC (unless you have a dial up modem =) ), shouldn't affect it as it's more of an ISP / router thing.
On your PC, what kind of videocard do you have? If you can, list all your specs. I'm willing to bet it's your videocard slowing you down. You can use this website to see if your PC can meet the minimum requirements of the games you play.
You should be sure to check that your laptop can run these before buying/further injuring yourself (never thought I'd say that).
Can You Run It? has saved me from buying a few games my laptop wouldn't be able to handle. Good luck with the recovery, happy gaming!
Not sure how accurate it is, but CanYouRunIt might give you an idea of whether you'll be able to play it or not.
Edit: It's not on the site yet but closer to release date the system requirements will be up and you can check then.
Your system is pretty outdated and doesn't meet the minimum requirements (at least your graphics card doesn't, not sure about the cpu but it looks ok). That being said if you run everything on the lowest settings and maybe turn down the resolution you should be okay.
Only have a laptop and CanIRunIt says no :(
Intel Core i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz
CPU Speed 2.5 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
Hopefully that's enough info, I can add more if not. Don't need the game to look great either.
Check your PC using System Requirements Lab. The biggest obstacles in running it on lower end/older models is whether or not it has Shader Model 3.0+ on it.
Here's a link to some popular games, that you may be able to run on your laptop, based on the video card, scroll down to see the games.
You can also use this: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri - you need to install a small app to use the site, but it'll tell you if your computer can run a specific game.
Your video card is powerful enough to play some FPS or similar games, as far as I can tell, and even some newer ones.
From the sidebar:
> * Please do not make posts asking if your computer meets the Dark Souls III system requirements. Instead, give Can You Run it a try.
You could try Can You RUN it or Game Debate. I never relied on either site but I have checked them out and they may be a good starting point. Also bear in mind what /u/IronMew said the ghz war ended so usually the specs now will talk about cpu class like this
Edit: changed link
First of all, download it through Origin, not Amazon. The game is refundable within 24 h if it doesn't work or you don't like it.
Try going here and pick TS4 and see what it tells you.
You're comparing your CPU requirements with your GPU specs.
In Steam you can go to help (at the top of your screen) and then system information. It should show your pc specs.
As you can see it says speed 4000MHz under Processor Information. Which is the same as 4.0GHz. There you should be able to find the information.
Or you can just use this site: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
It scans your PC specs and checks if you have all the requirements to run a game.
This shows minimum requirements for AC2. Their auto detection tool isn't 100% accurate, but it will give you some guidance. You can find COD on here too.
Another okay site,