Can I run this?

#1 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

As title says. I have a aging laptop and this is the last big PC game I wanna play before I have to upgrade. Imput?  
  
 
Thank you for the help. 
  
 
Edit. If other people want to use this as a "Can I run it" Thread please feel free to. 

#2 Posted by Nickieroonie (141 posts) -
#3 Posted by ScoreSetter (75 posts) -

Go to this website from your laptop. It'll rate all the requirements needed for the game against your PC specs automagically, for practically any game.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@ScoreSetter said:

Go to this website from your laptop. It'll rate all the requirements needed for the game against your PC specs automagically, for practically any game.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

That says the green bar goes ALL the way to the right....
#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man
@ScoreSetter said:

Go to this website from your laptop. It'll rate all the requirements needed for the game against your PC specs automagically, for practically any game.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

That says the green bar goes ALL the way to the right....
Don't trust that site, it said I failed Battlefield 2 on my current computer that can max out Witcher 2.
#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@The_Laughing_Man
@ScoreSetter said:

Go to this website from your laptop. It'll rate all the requirements needed for the game against your PC specs automagically, for practically any game.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

That says the green bar goes ALL the way to the right....
Don't trust that site, it said I failed Battlefield 2 on my current computer that can max out Witcher 2.
SO what is your suggestion on all this?
#7 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Yeah, you'll be able to get away with running it at least on low settings with some set to medium. The frame rate may drop in WvW at times for you though but that happens to pretty much everyone.

#8 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@SamStrife said:

Yeah, you'll be able to get away with running it at least on low settings with some set to medium. The frame rate may drop in WvW at times for you though but that happens to pretty much everyone.

I intend to turn off bloom and shadows. That stuff bugs me in all MMOs. So hopefully that will help. Now..I just gotta save up for the game. 
#9 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man
@CL60 said:
@The_Laughing_Man
@ScoreSetter said:

Go to this website from your laptop. It'll rate all the requirements needed for the game against your PC specs automagically, for practically any game.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

That says the green bar goes ALL the way to the right....
Don't trust that site, it said I failed Battlefield 2 on my current computer that can max out Witcher 2.
SO what is your suggestion on all this?
Might be able to run it on low. The optomization of the game seems iffy, some people are getting great performance and some people with good computers are getting not so great performance.

I'm only getting around 20 fps with everything on high, but I still haven't downloaded the latest beta drivers for my card which apparently boosts performance significantly.
#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@The_Laughing_Man
@CL60 said:
@The_Laughing_Man
@ScoreSetter said:

Go to this website from your laptop. It'll rate all the requirements needed for the game against your PC specs automagically, for practically any game.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

That says the green bar goes ALL the way to the right....
Don't trust that site, it said I failed Battlefield 2 on my current computer that can max out Witcher 2.
SO what is your suggestion on all this?
Might be able to run it on low. The optomization of the game seems iffy, some people are getting great performance and some people with good computers are getting not so great performance. I'm only getting around 20 fps with everything on high, but I still haven't downloaded the latest beta drivers for my card which apparently boosts performance significantly.
Stupid question. Where can I find my ATI driver updates? 
#11 Posted by DeeGee (2113 posts) -

I have a computer that can run Battlefield 3 on high, yet GW2 struggles to get above 14 FPS even on the lowest of settings. Keep in mind that optimization for this game is terrible at the moment.

#12 Posted by jesterroyal (347 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said: .

Stupid question. Where can I find my ATI driver updates?

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx is the website for AMD drivers. I recomend letting them automatically detect your drivers. Its hard to go wrong there (Top right hand corner of that page)

#13 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@jesterroyal said:

@The_Laughing_Man said: .

Stupid question. Where can I find my ATI driver updates?

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx is the website for AMD drivers. I recomend letting them automatically detect your drivers. Its hard to go wrong there (Top right hand corner of that page)

Hmm I think I am up to date. Not 100% sure. 
#14 Edited by emem (1961 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man: I'm afraid it won't run very well (even on low settings), because you are barely meeting the minimum requirements. If I were you I'd probably get that new hardware before buying the game. 
 
Edit: But then again not everyone needs a smooth gaming experience, maybe you'd enjoy it with a very a low frame rate as well... it's hard to say, I definitely wouldn't.
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#15 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@emem said:
@The_Laughing_Man: I'm afraid it won't run very well (even on low settings), because you are barely meeting the minimum requirements. If I were you I'd probably get that new hardware before buying the game.  Edit: But then again not everyone needs a smooth gaming experience, maybe you'd enjoy it with a very a low frame rate as well... it's hard to say, I definitely wouldn't.
I can stand 30 frames if I can at least have it at maybe Med settings. I think the game looks very pretty. I do not need the fuss of like the shurbs and grass all around. And again bloom/shadows will be turned off right away. 
#16 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man It's risky. I have a high end PC and the game sometimes drops to 15 fps in super busy areas on high, but I can play every other game on high (if properly optimized) with no issues. I'd say maybe hop onto a friends account to try it out or wait for a free weekend? Or, hey, if you are going to buy it regardless just buy it now and if it doesn't work save it for later?
#17 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
@The_Laughing_Man It's risky. I have a high end PC and the game sometimes drops to 15 fps in super busy areas on high, but I can play every other game on high (if properly optimized) with no issues. I'd say maybe hop onto a friends account to try it out or wait for a free weekend? Or, hey, if you are going to buy it regardless just buy it now and if it doesn't work save it for later?
Lol i have no one who would share their account. 

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