He was running it at the lowest possible visual settings on a
512 megs ddr ram
64 meg gforce 4 mx (and whatever other funky letters and numbers VC manurfacturers label thier products nowadays.)
and some other crap I dont want to bother mentioning.
basically he was getting about 30 fps by making the game look like it belonged on the PS1.
Im no expert on this subject but this is basically what I recommend you have minimally for both HL2 and DOOM 3:
512 megs DDR Ram (768 or 1 gig recommended)
4x agp 128 meg Radeon 9500 and up or equivalent (8x agp 256 meg Radeon XT or 9800 pro recommended)
16x dvd rom or dvdr or whatever your little heart desires
Any high quality sound blaster card
Win XP home or Professional with sp1
DX 9.0b or higher
High quality keyboard and optical mouse ( dont like dirty mouse balls )
and whatever else you believe you need to support your gaming addiction
Anyways I had the future in mind and maxed out all my specs short of the processor (2.66 p4 with HT) because with the proper amount of ram and the right video card you should be playing those two games fine so long as your processor is in the 2.0ghz to 3.0ghz range. If you arent computer savvy and you decide to call dell you suck because any system with badass spec shouldnt cost you a fortune. My comp only cost be 800 bucks. The rest was spent on monitors and printers and such. but im sure if you get the same thing brandname like alienware or voodoo or falcon they are gonna rape you ten times in the but with excessively large foreign objects and steal your tvset. So stay away from the brand names and build your own computer,or buy the parts and have someone else build it if you dont know how to yourself.
Edited by Lucian, 31 January 2004 - 04:10 PM.