My new computer, maybe not the best- but I love it. 16 replies

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iZero

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#1 9 years ago

It's a prebuilt HP computer- it's a laptop so don't expect much.

16inch Screen Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0GHZ 320GB HDD 4GB Memory (but something sdtrange happened ATI Movility Radeon HD 4530 with 512 MB dedicated memory (Although somehow it also stole system memory, so now its 1.5gb video ram.

Vista home premium.

Just thought I'd post that here- :D




kow_ciller

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#2 9 years ago

Doing any gaming on it? That 4350 should be able to handle most games decently.




DarkKrucifix7

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#3 9 years ago

Which model laptop is this?




iZero

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#4 9 years ago

It's a HP D16 somethign somethign something

Uh I tried Systemrequirement labs for gaming stuff it's .2 ghz away from running Crysis perfectly

Uh can run farcry 2 recommended.




kow_ciller

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#5 9 years ago

lol. no way thats going to run crysis perfectly.




Mr. Pedantic

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#6 9 years ago
Uh I tried Systemrequirement labs for gaming stuff it's .2 ghz away from running Crysis perfectly

At what settings? Absolute, bare minimum? Or middle of the road?




iZero

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#7 9 years ago

It's middle of the road at the moment, the .2 ghz would have made it arecommneded one.




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Modern Warfare

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#8 9 years ago

I have some settings/tweaks suggestions for running Crysis on med to low rigs if you're interested. Some of the tweaks are good for any level of gear.

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I recommend and use the following settings:

Textures...........High (with 1 command added*) Objects.............Low (with 2 commands added**) Shadows...........Medium Physics.............Medium Shaders............Medium Volumetrics........High Game Effects......Medium Post Processing...Low Particles............Low Water Quality.....High Sound...............High Motion Blur.........Off

*If you've an adequate amount of RAM, you can use r_TexturesStreaming = 0 to turn off texture streaming, which makes distant rocky peaks look noticeably sharper.

**After setting Objects Quality to Low, you can use e_view_dist_ratio_vegetation = 31 (31 = the High value), to keep the beach rocks from popping in and out of view in front of you.

You can also use e_detail_materials_view_dist_xy = 2048 (2048 = the High value) to keep the nearby rock cliffs from looking blurry before they become detailed as you approach them. It also keeps the distant mountains from looking blurry.

Note that Textures and Objects Quality will appear as "Custom" in the game menu after applying the above tweaks. One of the best things about Crysis is all the commands you can use, though they really shouldn't cap VRAM to 256MB IMO.

If you have a GPU with more than 256MB VRAM, you can use sys_budget_videomem = (amount of your VRAM) to raise the game's use of VRAM above it's default 256MB cap. This is a very good command to use, especially in Warhead on the ice and train levels.

All you need do to make applying these tweaks a simple one time setup is make a text file named System.cfg, (without txt at the end) place the commands in it, and put it in your Crysis directory. Then every time you launch the game the tweaks will automatically be applied. You can remove or change them by editing the cfg file or remove the entire file.

Now given all these tweaks, you may even be able to go higher with the settings, like putting those at Low to Medium, but the smoke feathering of Particles isn't that noticeable on Medium, Post Processing on Medium will primarily just add blur effects, and unless you use the above commands for Objects Quality, it will actually look worse on Medium.




Babeman

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#9 9 years ago

I think crysis is just a waste of time trying to get to play. People spend a couple hundred dollars just to upgrade their machine for a sub par game. Although it is a great benchmark game :)




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Modern Warfare

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#10 9 years ago
Babeman;4868158I think crysis is just a waste of time trying to get to play. People spend a couple hundred dollars just to upgrade their machine for a sub par game. Although it is a great benchmark game :)

Those comments are naive to the fact that Crysis is in fact optimized better than many games, and runs quite well in fact on mediocre rigs given sensible settings vs lazily putting everything at one level.

Now granted CryTek didn't exactly help matters by calling a one click setting that puts everything at one level "Optimal", capping video memory to 256MB, and not having motion blur removable until it was patched in, but still, most players have just lost their common sense over this issue.

It's not like the game is impossible to get to run well on moderate spec, there's tons of info out there about it, including a very good TweakGuide. It actually takes a little time to read sound advice though, vs wildly speculating and exaggerating based on the common rants thrown about.

That kind of flamish gossip is what console players just eat up. It has many if not most of them assuming, not knowing mind you, that PCs and PC games are just too much trouble. Thus they use it to feel content they are on the right platform.

Everyone should break out of their shell and grow up and learn the truth at some point.




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