DeadPuppy, on 07 May 2012 - 11:45 AM, said:
So I'm also pretty worried about the game requirements. I'm still in college so I don't have much expendable money to make fancy upgrades, and I can only play on my laptop. Right now I can play Starcraft 2 online on medium settings without any problems (except for the occcasional craptacular internet connection), but I don't know if this is going to be harder on my computer...
These are my specs: It's a Samsung q430
Intel core i5, 2.4GHz (2.6 with turbo or whatever)
4GB DDR3 ram
512mb dedicated graphics memory
2234mb available graphics memory
450GB hard drive
Nvidia GeForce 310M
So there it is...think I'll be ok? I think I'm mostly worried about the graphics card, but I really don't know that much stuff about computers (I'm ME...the EE guys are all way to smart for me). I came to Mechwarrior a little late, but I loved it. MW3 was one of my first PC games and it and MW4 (every version) are still some of my favorites...I really want to be able to play this, even if I have to run lower graphics. It would still be nice to run mediumish graphics though. I know the difference between medium and low settings on Starcraft II is like switching from a Xbox 360 to an N64...it's ridiculous.
It's by the skin of your teeth, but I think you'll be okay.
It won't be pretty, and the framerate likely won't be good, but I think it'll be playable. I'm guessing that on minimum settings, possibly with a reduced resolution, but it should be playable, partly thanks to the fact that mech games don't typically need 60fps to be quite playable (because mechs are relative slow and deliberate).
Still, that's ultimately just an educated guess, so try out Crysis 2 (http://www.shacknews...ultiplayer-demo
) and see how it works for you. That'll at least give a rough idea.