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Old 10-11-2006, 11:59 AM   #16
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Mine is a Athlon 64 3000+, 1.5GB DDR, GeForce 6600 256MB... I can run the demo in medium settings, no AA
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:10 PM   #17
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I can play the latest demo (not the pre-demo from last month) with all settings to "ultra" in 1280x1024x32 and get 35-38 FPS.

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- AMD64 X2 4400+
- Geforce 7800 GTX + Forceware 91.47driver
- 2 GB Ram
- DirectX 9c August update
I'll do a test to. I have a similar system - only diff is I have an ATI x1900 XTX.
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:45 PM   #18
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I just bought the Deluxe Edition... I'll try it and report the results here.

* I hope it runs better than the demo.
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:19 PM   #19
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Indeed. I just discovered that my video card is completely outdated! This is so sad!

And now I'm stuck with it, because this new ATI card that is far superior to mine will not run DX10, so it's not worth the 400$. But that means I'll have to spend 5 months or so with an outdated vid-card! 5 months of FSX with crappy settings! 5 months with Medieval TW2 with ugly Shader 1.0!

Bleh. 400$ is too much for a temporary card that will need to be replaced by something that will cost 900$ or whatever. Is there an intermediate card out there? Something almost as good as SUBMAN's card, but cheaper than 400$ (ATI's new X1950 XTX) while still better than my pre-historic 9800?
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:01 PM   #20
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Ouch! Trying to DL this from MS, and they are giving me only 45K/sec!!!! This is going to take forever at that speed! i am showing 3 hours right now!

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PS. I even have 8 hooks into it! I hate to be only DL'ing with only 1 thread!
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:05 PM   #21
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FSX is based to run on Windows XP.... Vistas isn't even out of testing yet so that's why it's XP based, kinda hard to build a game on an OS that isn't finished. As for DX10 that will not be out until after Vistas is finally finished. So that all means FSX should play just fine with XP and DX9.... right from the devs at MS. All the extra glam and glitter will be with Vistas and DX10, but that's still a ways off. And graphics cards for DX10 aren't even out or on the shelves yet. So we still have awhile to wait once Vistas is fully finished.... again from the devs.
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #22
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Indeed. I just discovered that my video card is completely outdated!

Bleh. 400$ is too much for a temporary card that will need to be replaced by something that will cost 900$ or whatever. Is there an intermediate card out there? Something almost as good as SUBMAN's card, but cheaper than 400$ (ATI's new X1950 XTX) while still better than my pre-historic 9800?
The x1900xt can be had for ~250$ give or take. There are plenty of cards right at or below the 200$ mark that are much better than the 9800. Nvidia 7800 or 7900 series would be a nice hold over.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:06 PM   #23
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Thanks Ted, that's great news.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:19 PM   #24
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It runs pretty good on my ALX, I don't have any real problems with it.

It's always been an issue for developers. They have the ability to takes things to the next 3 levels, it's just that everyone doesn't have the hardware to run it, so they scale back and add options for lower end systems.

The old Janes series games, when released, had resolutions nobody could run. Eventually hardware caught up. Three years from now my high end system will be sitting in the garage next to my Kaypro CP/M luggable machine.
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