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#1 Jorygifford

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:13 AM

Im loving this game but unfortunatley my computer doesnt even reach the min. req. to run it. It will run, but barely. Is there a way to maybe lower any settings in the game to enhance proformance rather than quality? (i did set the vcard driver to max preformance not quality, helped a little) And if not, since it will run the game, but lags when multiple people, or enimes move about on the screen, do i need a better processer or video card? Or both??

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:25 AM

I'd need to know the specs of you computer?
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 06:15 AM

So i can adjust the quality of the graphics ingame right there under options, stupid me, it helps but not much. I have a AMD semphron 3200+ processer, and a geforce 6150 LE video card 128MB svm, 256MB RAM. The game req. a min. of
800 MHz Pentium III or equivalent
256 MB RAM
ATI Radeon 8500 or GeForce 3 or 4 MX with 32MB of video memory
What would be the cheapest route to playing this game smoothly?

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:26 AM

Kind of hard to say. Do you have a buget? Because more RAM should help, but if it lags when multiple people are around it could be the video card.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:51 AM

Yeah definitly on a budget. Thats the problem and thats why i want to find out what would be the most effective route, video card, processor, ram, ect. Cause i cant afford to do them all right now.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 10:30 AM

TBH, I'd upgrade the ram first, then the video card. Stay away from areas that have a lot of characters in it, as that will slow the computer down. If you're in a town that's got a lot of people in it, try switching to another district, or even the international districts.

Under options, drop the resolution to the lowest settings, and then ensure that all the shadow features and any "extras" (I can't remember what's on there for options right now) are either off or unchecked.

Hope this helps!
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 10:45 AM

I agree with Steve, RAM first.

You should be able to get 1 GB of RAM for around 100 dollars, maybe less.

If you ever get messages about Windows increasing the size of your virtual memory, this would confirm the need for more RAM.

Another thought, what kind of internet connection are you using? If you are using dial-up (yes, some people have no choice) that would cause the same problems, and upgrading your PC might not ave any effect.

Hope this helps.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:38 AM

I have cable. But i do get that virtural memory message. So thats RAM? Ok, ill do with that first

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:34 PM

Yes, what's happening is that your computer is using up all the ram that it has installed, and is having to go to the hard drive for more memory.

Check out this post HERE. It's got very helpful information provided by usasma, and will tell you how to adjust your page file, which might help until you get more ram. :thumbsup:
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