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The Typer

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#1 10 years ago

How well does Mass Effect perform?

It's hard to tell by reviewers since they tend to get the top notch machines. I'm looking at a mid-range basis, not high range.

I did run my machine through the System Requirements lab, but when it passes me up to high, I don't always trust it, especially for games like Mass Effect.

So I was just wondering for any of those people who already have it up and running.




SteVen

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#2 10 years ago

Post your PC specifications so we know what your running, then we can give a solid opinion on whether its good enough to play Mass Effect.




Cap'n Rommel

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#3 10 years ago

yes please tell us your specs... but anyway, ive heard that Mass effect do very well on mid range machines.. horray for bioware




Metall_pingwin

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#4 10 years ago

For comparison's sake: Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz, 4Gb Ram and 8800GT Oc'd = Highest settings at steady 60fps.




*The.Doctor

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#5 10 years ago

I'm hoping to be able to run it at highest settings (specs in sig), maybe not with huge amounts of AA/AF though.




Metall_pingwin

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#6 10 years ago

Actually you don't get to pick. :] It's true, you only get about four settings to manipulate, and that's including resolution. Anti Aliasing is... enabled by default? I can certainly tell that it could be higher for my tastes though, so it's not fantastic.




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#7 10 years ago

I specifically didn't post just to see the more mid-range people state how it runs. People doubt my PC almost too often. I don't blame them, but it doesn't always help.

AMD Athlon 64 3200 2.0 GHz Processor 2.0 GB of RAM Visiontek Radeon HD 2600 PRO 512MB AGP Video Card Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Sound Card

Of course, Koroush Ghazi is thinking about a Mass Effect tweak guide. So that could help as well, pending if he does said guide.




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#8 10 years ago

Bioware has a brilliant history in terms of optimising games, they also said recently in an interview that the game will "run and look great" on a huge variety of hardware.

As hardware banks up the software is slowly catching up to it. Look at CoD4's proprietary engine, one of the best achievements in years.




The Typer

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#9 10 years ago

Yeah, that is true. Call of Duty 4 is far easier to run than it would appear to be. Same with BioShock.




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#10 10 years ago
Metall_pingwinActually you don't get to pick. :] It's true, you only get about four settings to manipulate, and that's including resolution. Anti Aliasing is... enabled by default? I can certainly tell that it could be higher for my tastes though, so it's not fantastic.

That seems a bit odd, but i guess if it can run good, i'm not going to complain. If the AA isn't enough for me, i'll just force a higher level through the drivers.




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