I don't spend enough time here
16th October 2003
(I posted this is the Halo area, but they told me to come here, so don't move this thread plz...)
I'm looking into buying HaloPC, but since my graphics card sucks, I don't want to get it yet.
My current machine looks like this:
AthlonXP 2400+ One of the newer Via chipset boards by MSI, don't remember which one 770Mb RAM Win2k GeForce2 MX-400 32Mb Graphics card
As you can see, I have a decent machine, 'cept for the video card :uhm:. Halo Trial looks like crap :(. Just to get a decent framerate, I have to keep it on 640x480, I can't turn anything up above medium, and I don't even have support for reflections or shadows!
Anyhoo, my friend has a G4 MX-440 64Mb card that he's not gonna be using.
Question is: If I bought my friend's card, would it give me enough of a performance boost to play Halo with it looking at least as good as the XBox version?
Let me rephrase: Would my friend's card allow me to play the game at, say, 1024x768 resolution w/ reflections and shadows, and higher quality textures?
I take what n0e says way too seriously
1st March 2003
No, its an MX series as well.
Yeah MX's suck. How much are you willing to spend?
i got a radeon 9600se for $130, its recomended for hl2, way more than halopc....
I thought the 9800 XT was recommended for Half-life 2.
http://www.gonerson.pc-gaming.org/9600.jpg ok, preferred, whatever
Oh. I thought it was the XT because it comes with a free HL2 coupon.
Still alot of good video cards and nice PC systems can't run Halo very well. Its a very unstable and PC friendly game, really can't beleive they even released it.
Gearbox Software f*cked it up comletely. It is such a good game on the Xbox, but the PC version gave PC players a bad idea of what all the hype was about. Gearbox sucks.:cort: