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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 07:42:28 Reply

One thing that isn't clear to me. Is your computer a laptop/notebook? Or is it an actual tower?

What is your OS drive? HDD, or SSD?

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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 10:32:29 Reply

At 1/7/13 05:55 AM, HeadbangingLegend wrote: stuff

If youve fixed it then id just leave it for now

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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 12:59:54 Reply

At 1/7/13 05:55 AM, HeadbangingLegend wrote: Otherwise have I done everything I can to maximize performance?

Steam bites performance out of any game compared to disk play. On my Mac, the witcher ports run perfect, but crash constantly, making it unplayable.

Make sure your laptop isn't on a power-saving setting.

And always overclock.


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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 13:30:50 Reply

Are you sure the monitor is connected to the graphics card and not the integrated card?

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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 18:29:58 Reply

At 1/7/13 01:30 PM, Kytraal wrote: Are you sure the monitor is connected to the graphics card and not the integrated card?

Integrated graphics, whether on your motherboard or Laptop, are not always compatible with all games. It's a common problem of people looking to play the latest games on a computer that doesn't use an integrated graphics card.

A proper computer tower with a dedicated graphics card is the only way to go IMHO.

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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 20:19:47 Reply

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but the OP should consider "buying" Driver Genius . I use it every time I reinstall windows because getting the right driver for the right piece of hardware manually is such a bitch.

Especially when you're dealing with 6 year old computers.
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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 20:51:55 Reply

You need to play Rollercoaster Tycoon on that bitch.

That game is fucking rules.

You're damn right that was on purpose.

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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 21:07:29 Reply

I was too lazy to look up if this is already true of your CPU, but it should be at least a dual core processor if you're going to try to run modern games.

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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 21:12:12 Reply

Have you tried updating the driver?


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Response to PC wont run game it should be able 2013-01-07 22:34:24 Reply

At 1/7/13 09:07 PM, Suprememessage wrote: I was too lazy to look up if this is already true of your CPU, but it should be at least a dual core processor if you're going to try to run modern games.

Apparently I have an i7 which is 4 cores and each can run 2 threads simultaneously so the processor appears to the OS as eight CPUs.


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