Could I run it?

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#1 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

So I have a gift card for amazon and I can get this game for around 10 bucks. I however wanna know if I can run it at a decent pace (60 FPS matter not to me. Above 30 fps would be fine) 
 
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00GHz 
CPU=2.0 Ghz 
4 gb ram 
 
On a side note I plan to play in window mode at 720 p since my laptop does not support 1080 
 
 
I check "Can u run it" And its saying pass for everything but video card. But does not say which aspect of my video card fails. 

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#2 Posted by moonpix (85 posts) -

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/

it's on there :p

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#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@sinbad said:

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/

it's on there :p

Read my post. 
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#4 Posted by BeachThunder (14579 posts) -

I don't know exactly, but with that resolution and frame rate, I would say it's very likely...

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#5 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:

I don't know exactly, but with that resolution and frame rate, I would say it's very likely...

Its crazy cause it says  
 
Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card
RequiredYou Have
Video RAM512 MB2.7 GB
Pixel Shader version3.04.1
Vertex Shader version3.04.1
 
 
 
Also I WILL be turning off some graphics stuff. Shadows are first to go. Along with water reflections. 
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#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@sinbad said:

@The_Laughing_Man: lol, dorp... this is what I get for not being thorough

I think you'd be fine. here are the minimum video card requirements, not sure you if you've already seen these but:

Video RAM 512 MB

Pixel Shader version 3.0

Vertex Shader verson 3.0

And yet it says I fail. So I do not get it. I bet its miss reading my video card. "yougamers" claims I have like 25 MBs of video card memory and I was like" Thats...not even a real number for video cards" 
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#7 Posted by moonpix (85 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man:

I think you'd be fine. it could be confusion caused by the fact that you have a mobile chip, but if you lower the graphics and the resolution I think you'd be good to go.

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#8 Edited by Gav47 (1583 posts) -

Probably, I can get around 20-25 fps with everything on low on my laptop and it has a GT 240m, a HD 4650 is slightly more powerful so maybe you'll get 30 fps

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#9 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Gav47 said:
Probably, I can around 20-25 fps with everything on low on my laptop and it has a GT 240m, a HD 4650 is slightly more powerful so maybe you'll get 30 fps
 There we g0o 
 There we g0o 
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#10 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2069 posts) -

With TW2, you're going to want to turn off UberSampling and SSAO before anything else. Those two alone will cut your framerate by a significant amount.

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#11 Posted by Vitor (3087 posts) -

No matter how much stuff you turn down, the game still looks great which is nice - lots of comparisons between max and min settings and the difference in visuals isn't huge.

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#12 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@AnimZero said:

With TW2, you're going to want to turn off UberSampling and SSAO before anything else. Those two alone will cut your framerate by a significant amount.

So are you saying I can run it decently? I also intend to turn off bloom. It hurts my eyes cause I play in a dark room. 
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#13 Posted by Gav47 (1583 posts) -

Going off of these twopages I'd say your GPU is about 5-10% faster than mine.  
This is what the game will look like when running with every thing on low. You my want to try before you buy.

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#14 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Gav47 said:
Going off of these twopages I'd say your GPU is about 5-10% faster than mine.  
This is what the game will look like when running with every thing on low. You my want to try before you buy.
Wish there was a demo lol 
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#15 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2069 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@AnimZero said:

With TW2, you're going to want to turn off UberSampling and SSAO before anything else. Those two alone will cut your framerate by a significant amount.

So are you saying I can run it decently? I also intend to turn off bloom. It hurts my eyes cause I play in a dark room.

It should run. Your GPU supports PS 3.0, and it nearly even reaches the "Recommended" examples.

Here's a proper requirements chart. System Requirements Lab sometimes bugs out.

Minimum:
OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
Video Card: 512 MB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD3850)
Recommended:
OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4
Memory: 3 GB Windows XP / 4 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
Video Card: 1 GB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon HD4850)
Additional Requirements:
Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9.0c
HDD: 16 GB of disc space
Disc Drive: DVD x8, compatible with DVD9
Installation requires administrator access.
Game supports Xbox 360 controller for Windows.
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#16 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@AnimZero said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@AnimZero said:

With TW2, you're going to want to turn off UberSampling and SSAO before anything else. Those two alone will cut your framerate by a significant amount.

So are you saying I can run it decently? I also intend to turn off bloom. It hurts my eyes cause I play in a dark room.

It should run. Your GPU supports PS 3.0, and it nearly even reaches the "Recommended" examples.

Here's a proper requirements chart. System Requirements Lab sometimes bugs out.

Minimum:
OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
Video Card: 512 MB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD3850)
Recommended:
OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4
Memory: 3 GB Windows XP / 4 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
Video Card: 1 GB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon HD4850)
Additional Requirements:
Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9.0c
HDD: 16 GB of disc space
Disc Drive: DVD x8, compatible with DVD9
Installation requires administrator access.
Game supports Xbox 360 controller for Windows.
I have been trying to slowly over clock my laptop (VERY low level over clocking) I have a small fan at my laptop fan because well its summer time and all.  
 
How well do you think I could run it? 
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#17 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man: TW2 will run fine. There's been significant performance improvement for midrange GPUs like yours in the last patch. Just make sure Ubersampling and SSAO are both off.

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#18 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:

@The_Laughing_Man: TW2 will run fine. There's been significant performance improvement for midrange GPUs like yours in the last patch. Just make sure Ubersampling and SSAO are both off.

I wish I could get the steam version. 
 
Wait if I get amazon version and connect it to steam. Would it update? Or would I have to maunaly update? 
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#19 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@The_Laughing_Man: TW2 will run fine. There's been significant performance improvement for midrange GPUs like yours in the last patch. Just make sure Ubersampling and SSAO are both off.

I wish I could get the steam version. Wait if I get amazon version and connect it to steam. Would it update? Or would I have to maunaly update?

If the key registers on Steam it'll autoupdate.

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#20 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@The_Laughing_Man: TW2 will run fine. There's been significant performance improvement for midrange GPUs like yours in the last patch. Just make sure Ubersampling and SSAO are both off.

I wish I could get the steam version. Wait if I get amazon version and connect it to steam. Would it update? Or would I have to maunaly update?

If the key registers on Steam it'll autoupdate.

Hmm. So is there a link to the GPU stuff about the patch? 
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#21 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

You know there is one option to check if the game can run fine... afterwards just purchase the game legitimately after you've checked.

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#22 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
You know there is one option to check if the game can run fine... afterwards just purchase the game legitimately after you've checked.
I was thinking of that but I am bad at finding that kinda stuff lol 
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#23 Posted by Tennmuerti (9082 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@The_Laughing_Man: TW2 will run fine. There's been significant performance improvement for midrange GPUs like yours in the last patch. Just make sure Ubersampling and SSAO are both off.

I wish I could get the steam version. Wait if I get amazon version and connect it to steam. Would it update? Or would I have to maunaly update?

It won't update through Steam. Steam version of Witcher 2 has seperate patches due to the way CDProject has it set up and the way Steam patching works, it made Steam patches for Witcher 2 be 9 gigs all the time.

If you buy it through Amazon just let the game's launcher automatically update it for you.

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#24 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

So what does anyone else think? Should I even try? 

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#25 Posted by JP_Russell (1194 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

@The_Laughing_Man: TW2 will run fine. There's been significant performance improvement for midrange GPUs like yours in the last patch. Just make sure Ubersampling and SSAO are both off.

I wish I could get the steam version. Wait if I get amazon version and connect it to steam. Would it update? Or would I have to maunaly update?

It won't update through Steam. Steam version of Witcher 2 has seperate patches due to the way CDProject has it set up and the way Steam patching works, it made Steam patches for Witcher 2 be 9 gigs all the time.

If you buy it through Amazon just let the game's launcher automatically update it for you.


 

He meant if he used his key code from the Amazon version (I'm presuming it has one) to activate it on Steam (TW2 is one of the games that allows this), not just add it as a non-Steam game.  To Laughing_Man, activating a game on Steam is the same as buying it on Steam - it gives you the Steam version to be downloaded at any time as per usual - so yes, it will update.
 
@The_Laughing_Man
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So what does anyone else think? Should I even try? 


 

If you mean try to activate it on Steam, there's no reason not to, even if you don't plan to download and play it there.  If you just mean should you try to get the game at all, absolutely, your system should run it well enough.
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#26 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

This is why every PC game should have a brief demo available or something.

You can probably run it, but it will be on low, or if not the lowest graphical settings. But i've seen low, and it's not really that bad in terms of graphical quality so.

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