What are the chances I can run this game?

#1 Posted by Devilb0y (131 posts) -

Alright folks,

I'll keep this short and sweet. Loved Diablo and Diablo 2 but I haven't bought 3 yet as I'm not convinced the laptop I current have can run it. I've checked the minimum requirements but being fairly bad with the hardware side of computers I'm not sure if what they're asking for is better than what I have (processor in particular). I'll post my specs below and I'd be massively grateful if someone could let me know whether there's any chance I can get it to run (even on low settings, I'm happy to make that compromise).

SPECS:

Model: Aspire 5739G

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.20ghz

Memory: 4 GB

Graphics: GeForce GT 240M (2760 memory)

Not sure what else you might need but if I've missed something let me know.

Many thanks to anyone who can help.

Dev.

#2 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

yeah youll be fine

#3 Posted by Undeadpool (4935 posts) -

Blizzard makes games very intentionally that almost any modern computer can run. Just about everything you've got there is equivalent or better to what I've got and I run it with almost all the highest settings (windowed with other things going in the background).

So yeah, go man, go!

#4 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1665 posts) -
#5 Posted by fox01313 (5072 posts) -

If nothing else go look on the forum thread about the guest passes & see if you can get one. That would be a great way to find out if it runs without cost as they don't seem to have a demo of it.

#6 Posted by MonetaryDread (2030 posts) -

You can run it

#7 Posted by Devilb0y (131 posts) -

Aw man, you guys have no idea how happy you've made me!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go kill some shit.

Good day sirs!

#8 Posted by Stete (734 posts) -

PROTIP: Besides dropping all the settings to low in game as well as the low FX checkbox, go to the NVIDIA control panel>3D Settings>Manage 3D Settings>Program Settings. Add the Diablo III exe and set Texture Filter Quality to High Performance. That gave a decent performance boost when I installed it on my girlfriend's laptop which is not that different from yours.

Also I would highly recommend getting an external cooler for your laptop. Just to be on the safe side.

#9 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4737 posts) -

@Devilb0y: You should be fine with that setup.

So since nobody replied in the other thread...

Because I'm banned from making new topics due to kind-of-being-a-dick, I'll have to hijack this thread. I think I'm having a few texture issues with the game, but maybe I'm just expecting more prettiness than Diablo's going to give me, so I'm asking you if this is normal.

Here is a picture of my options screen to show what I have, ignore the taskbar unless you want to troll me for being a Blizzard fanboy:

And here are the images in game (Please ignore my shitty gear):

So, am I being fussy or am I having some weird issues with the textures? I didn't want to ask on the Blizzard forums since that place is a fucking cesspool and I'd just be accused of trolling.

#10 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda: I don't have that great of a video card, and I set it down to 720p just to see if that would cause it but no. That is definitely not how the textures should look. Diablo 3 is by no means a pretty game but it does have more detail than that.

#11 Edited by GunslingerPanda (4737 posts) -

@CaptainTightPants: Yeah, I figured as much. Thanks for replying, time to wade through the shit of the Bnet forums :(

#12 Edited by Devilb0y (131 posts) -

@Stete said:

PROTIP: Besides dropping all the settings to low in game as well as the low FX checkbox, go to the NVIDIA control panel>3D Settings>Manage 3D Settings>Program Settings. Add the Diablo III exe and set Texture Filter Quality to High Performance. That gave a decent performance boost when I installed it on my girlfriend's laptop which is not that different from yours.

Also I would highly recommend getting an external cooler for your laptop. Just to be on the safe side.

I've actually been considering this as my laptop has a tendancy to overheat. Any recommendations on where to start with a cooler? Not really aware of the market as such.

Is it worth adjusting the NVIDIA settings for anything else? I assume by doing that I'm just diverting memory on the graphics card specifically towards the Diablo 3 process, so would it be worth doing that whenever I want to play a game?

Cheers for the advice.

: Go ahead, more or less done here.

#13 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda: How much vram does your graphics card have? Seems you might be getting some low res textures there.

#14 Posted by Stete (734 posts) -

@Devilb0y said:

@Stete said:

PROTIP: Besides dropping all the settings to low in game as well as the low FX checkbox, go to the NVIDIA control panel>3D Settings>Manage 3D Settings>Program Settings. Add the Diablo III exe and set Texture Filter Quality to High Performance. That gave a decent performance boost when I installed it on my girlfriend's laptop which is not that different from yours.

Also I would highly recommend getting an external cooler for your laptop. Just to be on the safe side.

I've actually been considering this as my laptop has a tendancy to overheat. Any recommendations on where to start with a cooler? Not really aware of the market as such.

Is it worth adjusting the NVIDIA settings for anything else? I assume by doing that I'm just diverting memory on the graphics card specifically towards the Diablo 3 process, so would it be worth doing that whenever I want to play a game?

Cheers for the advice.

: Go ahead, more or less done here.

Well, any laptop cooling stand would do, the more powerful the fans and the more fans it has the better, even though it would be much noisier. Here's a good one http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6671 Really like this one since you can place the fans wherever you want and therefore you can place one directly under the GPU.

As for other settings in there, the rest you can pretty much change in game such as anti aliasing and so forth. If a power management option is there, then you should set it to maximum performance.

#15 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4737 posts) -

@mosdl said:

@GunslingerPanda: How much vram does your graphics card have? Seems you might be getting some low res textures there.

Not sure where I'd look for that, but googling my graphics card says 2GB. It's a Radeon HD 5500. It runs Metro 2033 on max settings, so I can't really see it struggling with Diablo.

#16 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

Not sure where I'd look for that, but googling my graphics card says 2GB. It's a Radeon HD 5500. It runs Metro 2033 on max settings, so I can't really see it struggling with Diablo.

Make sure you've got the latest drivers for your card. I recall some AMD cards had specific driver hotfixes when D3 rolled out. Make sure the game is 100% installed, too. You can hit Play on the launcher after it's like 40% installed but that can lead to some issues.

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