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Quake Wars Only Requires Radeon 9700 to Play

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  1. zekrahminator

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    I have good news for the crowd of people who can't realistically afford to play Crysis for the next year. We finally have the hardware requirements for Quake Wars, one of the most anticipated shooters of the year (next to BioShock, Unreal Tournament 3, and Crysis). Despite Quake Wars being done off a heavily modified and upgraded Doom 3 engine, which includes John Carmack's famed megatexturing algorithms, all you need to play is a GeForce FX 5700, or an ATI Radeon 9700. As far as CPU and RAM requirements go, those required to play Quake Wars are almost predictable. For XP, you need a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent, and 512MB of RAM. If you are running Vista, you need a 3GHz Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent, and 768MB of RAM.

    Source: The Inquirer
     
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    it isnt surprising especially when you consider a a games console spec will not changes for the entire cycle of the product yet they manage to enhance sequel after sequel or new game after new game yet still improve on speed and visual glory. The PC games industry is guilty of forcing component upgrades when enhanced R&D to fully utilise components could prolong hardware for many more years that currently afforded.
     
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    ala Colin Mcrae DiRT ... worst waste of textures ever ...
     
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    I'm really into Battlefield 2142. I was so excited when hearing about this game because of how buggy BF2142 is. The Beta is a HUGE disappointment. The physics and character animations are aweful. The graphics are worse than BF2142. If you have an old crappy computer and don't own BF2142 then you might like this game.
     
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    wow, I like these light requirements.
     
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    The fact that it runs on slow machines doesnt mean it will run at High or Ultra graphics settings and especially that game should be run at Max.
     
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    I do like the fact that some PC software developers still scale their games down enough that you do not need an expensive video card. It makes a lot of sense to take a little time to do that because they will sell more copies that way. I do like my games to look great and run at a decent frame rate, but there are have been a few games that I had to upgrade my video card before I could truly enjoy them.
     
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    Quake wars looks rather nice, I'm sure with some tweaking in a few files things could look pretty awesome, even more so when AA and AF are in play.
     
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    It's beta, don't try to compare a finished game to beta...
     
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    Whats so "horrible" about this?

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    I've yet to see an id game that looks "horrible" for any time period.
     
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    Second Life.

    Well, I guess I should thank you for telling us you were biased right at the beginning, so that we wouldn't have to worry about your opinions. So, thanks, I guess?
     
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    Nice for the lesser guys still running around. This game kicks utter ass BTW, I played it at quakecon and I was MOST impressed.
     
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    WTF, eh? I apologize. I read your comment half a dozen times at first, and every single time I did I saw "I've yet to see an 3d game"... :p

    ...but Second Life still looks like crap.
     
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    Ummm....I could name countless 3d games that look like crap, but not from id.
     
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    I'm curious if this is GHz for C2D/64x2 cpus, or for single core, or what.... Not everyone has a 3GHz C2D, I'd be supprised if that's what this is meaning. Perhaps 3GHz P4 or PD? :confused:

    EDIT: beautiful screenshots btw, can't wait to try it.
     
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    I'm almost certain it's for single cores.
     
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    Yeah, it's for old Pentiums, I'll clarify that.
     
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    I know, I know -- I thought you were making a lighthearted comment about how 3d games usually look okay for the time period in which they're released, but who cares! I'm just amazed that a card like mine would even be recommended by Id.
     
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    >.> after the gameplay in the demo, i'm not buying it untill they fix the weapons so that strogg sniper isn't so easy to kill with
     
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    Yea, but I do like the fact that some PC devs scale their games UP for HIGH-END machines like Epic and Crytek. Quake Wars has lame max graphics. No thanks.
     
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    i try the beta and didnt like so im waiting for the demo to give it another go.
     
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    Sounds pretty sweet although I am not really suprised tbh. Doom 3 ran ok on the 9700 series so it seems logical that another game based on the same engine should also run reasonably well (just not at maximum details etc).

    Also just to add I was very suprised when I found that BF2142 ran fine at medium detail settings on my old laptop which was running a 64mb 9700 pro mobility which is the mobile equivilant of the 9600pro/xt. I thought it would be a slide show but actually it was smooth and I Could play on the 64 player map (of the demo) without any hitches.
     
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    Right we trust those specs when there printed on the box too huh. Becouse it runs on a old card don't mean in anyway how good.
     
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