I was wondering, casue i dont mind putting graphics down but what hardware processes bots. I want an AMD ATHLON xp2000+, with an geforce 4 mx440, anything wrong with that video card?? With 512ddr ram. I am willing to put graphics down becasue bf1942 graphics are so sweet on low settings , and run it at 1024x768, but i am wanting 64 bots with minimum of 20fps framerate, will this rig do that??
What affect framerate with bots (hardware??)?
ps, i dont want to spend heaps on a pc if it doesnt run it as i want it.
all is good, but the card would be straing to do that. I have one, but you would be better off to get at least a 9000/9500pro or ti series. Thats if your on a budget. If you can shell out the extra 150 or so, get a 9700, your 64 bots would thank you over and over!
I have Athlon 2200+, 768MB DDR SDRAM, SB Live 5.1, GF4 MX440 64Mb DDR, and it runs very nicely with 64 bots thanks. Even when surrounded by all 32 bots on my side I still get just under 20fps, with just me and a few bots protecting a bunker it sometimes gets over 50fps, by myself 60+, that was in Desert Combat on El Alamein. Your CPU is crucial where bots are concerned, even just changing from a 2000+ to 2200+ I noticed a big jump in fps with 64 bots. Your vidcard will manage fine, specially if you haven't got the graphics turned all the way up (I have grpahics all the way up but no AA or AF), but you CPU will be stretched, and if you turn the bot AI down to take the load off they start behaving like kangaroos with pogo sticks up their bums.
So, more CPU, leave vid card as it is, 512 is enough memory.
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P.S. a few other things, don't under any circumstances get the GF4 420MX, get the 440 or 460, and avoid the SDR models, get the one with DDR mem.
*shudders* low detail i just can't take low detail.i would rather lag and have medium. i have the following: P4 2.0ghz Asus P4B533 motherboard mitsubishi diamond data 177oh 17inch monitor Thrust master Fox2Pro shock joystick XFX Geforce4 Mx420 Diamond data CD burner 40x16x10 Pioneer DVD-166 Windows XP home edition seagate 40GB 7200rpm harddrive 256 DDR RAM microsoft optical mouse in battles it lags a fair bit.thats with 40 bots. medium sound detail medium graphics detail... yeah.............
i usually get around 80+ FPS with:
AMD Xp2400+ 512MB DDR PC 2700 Gf 4 Ti 4400 Epox 8kA3+ KT333
and everything on high XP Prof SP1
hmmm, apocalypse kid, i always have mine on the default 20% setting for bot cpu usage, they still dont behave like a chicken with its pants pulled up too far and look fine, so is that setting gonna crunch the cpu????