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Mon 06/09/04 at 18:11
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"Stridman in disguis"
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Okay, i'm thinking of getting this but I haven't a clue about computers so i'm counting on you guys to help me out...


I want to know whether my Laptop will be able to play the game, I dont know what I info I should give you but i'm sure theres a way to get my Laptop's specs to see whether the game will play smoothly.

So, please help me out.


Cheers.
Thu 23/09/04 at 23:23
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"Bad Wolf; England"
Posts: 920
Puddleface wrote:
> Heres my computer info from the site...
>
>
> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 2015MHz
> Graphics Card: S3 ProSavage (This developer recommends the following
> display card(s): ATI RADEON 7200 Series, NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS/Pro/Ti)
>
> Memory: 480MB
> Free Disk Space: 93.87GB
> Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP
>
>
> I dont have a clue what all this means, but i know my graphics card
> is utter crap. Its the only thing preventing me from getting decent
> PC games. How much was that graphics card u got Figo??

My graphics card's a NVIDIA GeForce2, and "The Sims 2" works well on mine.
Get one and try it yourself! ;^D
Thu 23/09/04 at 19:13
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"Picking a winner!"
Posts: 8,502
Impressed for a while then became bored, really bored. Got too repetitive and restrictive and got fed up pointing and clicking at the same things.
Downloaded a money cheat to see if being rich made things much better. Nope, still repetitive and a bit too dull.

The AI and design is pretty good and there is probably folk out there who love playing God and making their little families succesful etc but it just dosn't appeal to me much.
Thu 23/09/04 at 11:54
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"A man with a stick"
Posts: 5,883
Puddleface wrote:
> Are these graphics cards any good?
>
> [URL]http://www.planetmicro.co.uk/product_info.asp?stockcode=M003041&source=kelkoo[/URL]

For the long term you'll probably want something with a little more punch, but that won't be until around next year when the more graphically enhanced game come along.

For now however, those are decent cards at a very good price. Similar to my Radeon pro, they should be more than capable of running The Sims 2 and pretty much anything else you have with little or no problems.
Thu 23/09/04 at 09:43
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"Got any carrots?"
Posts: 806
cipro wrote:
> Onboard graphics cards are for people who don't play PC games, you
> need something like one of the Radeon 9000 series. I got a Radeon
> 9600 pro for little over £100, a bargain as far as graphics
> cards go, and it's run everything from Far Cry through to Doom 3 with
> the details right up.

Are these graphics cards any good?

[URL]http://www.planetmicro.co.uk/product_info.asp?stockcode=M003041&source=kelkoo[/URL]



Also how do I know if my computer has an AGP slot? My computer is only a year old, so itll probably have one right???
Wed 22/09/04 at 18:14
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"Picking a winner!"
Posts: 8,502
Decided to borrow this of a mate for a few days while he was at work. Interested to see just how good the AI was and the overall game design worked out. Quite impressed so far.

Didn't like the look of the first one at all so avoided it so I ain't really sure what your supposed to do, went through the tutorials and that helped a bit.
Could see a lot of kids spending days with this playing God.

Also noticed today on a download site there were mods for naked female skins and such like, rather sad considering when online your only ever a few clicks away from porn - whatever floats your boat I guess.


So what really is the aim of it? Is it just to play God and earn money to build bigger house with more stuff?
Tue 21/09/04 at 16:09
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"A man with a stick"
Posts: 5,883
Onboard graphics cards are for people who don't play PC games, you need something like one of the Radeon 9000 series. I got a Radeon 9600 pro for little over £100, a bargain as far as graphics cards go, and it's run everything from Far Cry through to Doom 3 with the details right up.
Mon 20/09/04 at 21:58
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"aka memo aaka gayby"
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Hahahaha onboard graphics.
Sun 19/09/04 at 22:32
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"Got any carrots?"
Posts: 806
Heres my computer info from the site...


Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 2015MHz
Graphics Card: S3 ProSavage (This developer recommends the following display card(s): ATI RADEON 7200 Series, NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS/Pro/Ti)
Memory: 480MB
Free Disk Space: 93.87GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP


I dont have a clue what all this means, but i know my graphics card is utter crap. Its the only thing preventing me from getting decent PC games. How much was that graphics card u got Figo??
Sun 19/09/04 at 22:29
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"Got any carrots?"
Posts: 806
That windows advicer thing is great. I found out my computer can play Final Fantasy 11!!! I found that strange considering it also said The Sims 2 was not compatible (it was slightly under the minimum specs) ODD!
Sun 19/09/04 at 13:41
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Posts: 5,135
Puddleface wrote:
> I have a really crap graphics card, nut everything else is way over
> spec, doo u think itll still work? My computer handles Unreal really
> good...

It'll work, but unless you have a 2.0GHz processor, then they'll be slowdown and crap graphics.

If you have a 2.0GHz processor then it'll play alright, but have crap graphics.

Pretty much the same as mine, I had a crappy graphics card and a 1.7GHz processor which made the game look and play crap, so i bought a Radeon 9600 card and it works fine. The best graphics and more than capable of playing it.

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