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devius

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#1 15 years ago

the game works fine....its not a problem with ea or dice....its a problem with you and your setup...period.

im running mine at the highest settings and it runs perfectly, without a hitch.

just find it very humorous that people are blaming companies for their fps problems. LOL! "uhh they should have done more testing"-no YOU should do more testing. figure out your system and sort out your drivers. perhaps its time for an upgrade even. its never 'youre' fault or ignorance its always the game companies...heh!

fyi-at any given time of day theres around 7000 people online playing bf1942 (according to the official site counter)....not including those who are playing the single player campaigns(why would you want to?..lol)......which means the game works fine..theres just a small percentage(very small) who are having problems. enough complaining about it, and blaming others....especially ea/dice for realeasing the best damn game ive ever played.

figure out your rigs and stfu......btw, some people had valid questions but the majority were just complaining and blaming...if you need help: post. if youre here to shit talk others for YOUR problems: then beat it...no one here wants to hear it.

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VonMeyer

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#2 15 years ago

Why would you worry about a thread that is over 4 months old?

13th September 2002 to be excact




_Sn@ke-

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#3 15 years ago

just to tell, devius you saw your system configurations ? DUH ITS WORKING WELL !! me I have a P4 1.7Ghz with a Geofrce2 MX 64 MB and 512 Mb S-DRAM The game works well too (well, when I put a bit down the sound quality because my sound card sucks) but not anybody has enough money to upgrade their computer... and any game should work on a P3 700 Mhz, because it's very spreaded so..think a bit more before writing...




apocalypse_kid

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#4 15 years ago

Hi _Sn@ke-

Here we go again.

any game should work on a P3 700 Mhz

Just not true. The P3 700 may have a TNT2 Vid card, or 64 Mb Ram, or any of 100 other things that will stop BF1942 working. If you had a GF4 and 512 Mb ram it would probably play on the P3 700.

The min specs are on the box and it says : 800Mhz Intel or AMD CPU, 256 Mb Ram, 64 Mb Transform and Lighting capable 3D Vid card.

There are heaps of ppl who do ask for help, and quite often when you get their system specs they did't meet the minimum requirements, most often they had a TNT2 or older vid card despite having a 2Ghz P4 or something (and I put this down to the retailer dumping his crap old stock on unsuspecting customers and saying things like - "unbelievable 3D Graphics" and forgetting to add things like "for a 1990's computer" :lol: . If BF1942 was written to run on the most widespread hardware configuration it wouldn't be the game it is, and nobody would probably play it, just another CS (not putting down CS mind you, it was/is a great game - just that BF1942 has extended the envelope - and it couldn't have done that without the hardware requirements being so high.)

Keep in mind that games like Q3 and UT needed relatively high end systems to support their graphics - they certainly required systems with specs greater than the most common machines in their days.

And as for the thread being 4 months old, I quite agree with VonMeyer, I have been suppplying assistance to users on these forums for months and hardly anybody writes things like that these days, most ppl's problems have been/are being fixed with advice and help from these forums. Admittedly there were problems with the game in the beginning (but remember all the patches for Q3 and RTCW) but they are being attended to (maybe a bit slower than many ppl like though) and even with all its flaws this is still the best online multiplayer game around (imho).

In less than a year the required specs for BF1942 will be common for many games - games are the only reason we have the powerful systems that are now common in all households. Without games pushing the required hardware envelope we would all still be using 200Mhz machines with 8Mb Vid cards. After all who needs a 3Ghz CPU, 128Mb GF4 vid cards and 512 Mb DDR to browse the internet and play solitaire.

I remember when the 4 Mb 3DFX Voodoo came out (I rushed out and bought one) and that started the 3D revolution. Even on my system, which was high end at the time Q1 was slow, the colors were dull and dark, then I got the voodoo :dance:

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1st_Lt_Luke

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#5 15 years ago

apocalypse_kid

you were reading the recommended stuff.

you only need a 500mhz or higher processor

and believe me, you DO need a processor higher than 500mhz (for ANYTHING)

i've got one of the worst possible systems for running this game. celeron 500mhz 384mb RAM (forgot what kind) geforce2 mx/mx 400..................

i dont even wanna list the rest, that's how much it sucks




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#6 15 years ago

geforce 2MX 400 doesn't sucks, I have it and it runs very well, just donwload the new drivers if you want to increase perfs




1st_Lt_Luke

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#7 15 years ago

how new are these drivers, and where did you get them?




_Sn@ke-

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#8 15 years ago

this driver has been launch on december 3rd you have to go on the manufacturer website, in that case, nVIDIA http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp (just select Graphic Drivers> Geforce and TNT> your OS)




devius

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#9 15 years ago

i did think before i posted.....i even took the time to read the entire thread.

it was the people complaining and blaming the companies that annoyed me......as mentioned in my original post. and if money is an issue for some of those people.....theres no need to bring down the companies that brought us this great game because they cant afford a decent system to run it.

btw...you dont really make a valid point in regards to this thread, infact because youre running it on a lower end rig-youre just reenforcing my statements.nor are you making much sense..... :fistpunch:




apocalypse_kid

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#10 15 years ago

Thanks 1st_Lt_Luke,

You're so right, I was reading the recommended and not the minimum, still I know how it plays on mine and I have a reasonable rig, I just couldn't stand the thought of dropping half my fps (at least) by trying to run it on a min spec system.

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