Will it run?

#1 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3625 posts) -

So I was going to buy a new rig now when christmas is over, but shit happened and I'm gonna have to wait a month or two for that.
 
Anyways, will Alpha Protocol run with an acceptable framerate on my current computer, or should I just wait and buy it when I get my new one?
 
Here's the specs:
 
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.00 GHz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 64-bit
GeForce 8800 GTS

#2 Edited by TheKeyboardDemon (824 posts) -

Try this link for can you run it.
 
Use this with Internet Explorer as Mozilla Firefox doesn't run it.

#3 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -

It's been a while since I played it, but my computer is worse than that and as far as I remember, it ran fine.

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@TheKeyboardDemon said:
" Try this link for can you run it.  Use this with Internet Explorer as Mozilla Firefox doesn't run it. "
Firefox works fine for that site. 
#5 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

first thought in my head when reading this was 

#6 Posted by SSully (4266 posts) -

Yup, I think it will run fine. But if you want to be sure, 
 
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/     
 
You can either put in your specs, or it can scan your system and tell you how well it will run.

#7 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3625 posts) -
@TheKeyboardDemon:  Thanks :D But I've had some issues with that site in the past.
 
@ZimboDK: Awesome, what settings did you use? (low/mid/high) And thanks for responding :)
 
@Dany: Exactly what I thought of when I named the thread ;)
#8 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (824 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man:  Must be something wrong my end then, I tried it just now on Firefox and it wouldn't get past the installing components screen, it's been on there for about 4 minutes.
#9 Posted by Edin899 (629 posts) -

Stop fucking giving people that website. 
System requirments lab is a bullshit website. 
It doens't say if you can run it. It just works out if you can start up the game not if the framerates will be any good.

#10 Edited by Meltac (2005 posts) -

You should be able to run it, and if you have any problems, try reading through this thread, there are some pretty useful tweaks. It made my game run a lot smoother, and overall made the experience way better. I ignored their tweaks when it came to his moving speed, and all that crap, I just tweaked the engine stuff. 

#11 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose:  Give me a couple of hours to download it from Steam, and I'll check it out again.
#12 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3625 posts) -
@Meltac:  This is what I love about the Unreal engine. Thanks! 
 
@ZimboDK: Thanks ;)
#13 Edited by Meltac (2005 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose: You're welcome. It definitely made the game run better, and look better too. I think I actually got 6-10 more in FPS, and the mouse never annoyed me, like other complains about. 
#14 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (824 posts) -
@Edin8999 said:
" Stop fucking giving people that website. System requirments lab is a bullshit website. It doens't say if you can run it. It just works out if you can start up the game not if the framerates will be any good. "
The only other way I know of is to look for a game specific benchmarking tool, and only about 5% of games ever release these.
#15 Posted by JJWeatherman (14562 posts) -

Oh god. Apparently my crappy laptop blows the minimum specs out of the water. That seems wrong.

#16 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2713 posts) -

Yes . 
#17 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@Edin8999 said:
" Stop fucking giving people that website. System requirments lab is a bullshit website. It doens't say if you can run it. It just works out if you can start up the game not if the framerates will be any good. "
True. I just tried Mass Effect 2 and Mirror's Edge. Said I failed... although I can play both perfectly fine. And Mass Effect 1 somehow was off the charts it was so good, even though ME2 plays far better than 1 on my comp.
#18 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@Edin8999 said:
" Stop fucking giving people that website. System requirments lab is a bullshit website. It doens't say if you can run it. It just works out if you can start up the game not if the framerates will be any good. "
This. Those sites simply look at the minimum requirements, it's the same thing as going to Steam and looking for yourself. Minimum requirements are basically what it takes to install and load up a level, not what it takes to get good image quality or good performance.  
 
Alpha Protocol, like most other UE3 games, is highly optimized and runs great on any mid end system (HD 5770/GTX 460 768MB) or above. Yours is below that though, so you'll probably have some issues, but for what it's worth it will probably still run and look better than the console version. 
#19 Posted by TurboMan (7680 posts) -
#20 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose:  Okay, I finally downloaded it, and got some sleep. Game defaulted to 1920x1080 and put all details on high. Ran perfectly fine in the tutorial mission. No noticeable slowdown.
 
My system: Q6600 Quad, 9600GT, 2GB RAM.
#21 Posted by Winternet (8035 posts) -
@Meltac: If only I knew about that. Now that I finished, there's really no need. I was thinking about doing a second playthrough, renegade style, but I have a ton of other games to play and all the shit I have to go through in another playthrough just doesn't seem appealing. Maybe later this year. But, I also have my 2nd playthrough for Mass Effect 2 planned for later this year. Dammit.
#22 Posted by Meltac (2005 posts) -
@Winternet: You should totally do it, just because of all the possibilities, and the ways the whole game can play out. 
#23 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3625 posts) -
@ZimboDK said:
" @TheSeductiveMoose:  Okay, I finally downloaded it, and got some sleep. Game defaulted to 1920x1080 and put all details on high. Ran perfectly fine in the tutorial mission. No noticeable slowdown.  My system: Q6600 Quad, 9600GT, 2GB RAM. "
Ok Thanks! I really appreciate it, seems like it's a buy for me :D

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