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So I guess this is it for new games for me. How do most new releases compare to The Witcher 3 when it comes for hardware demands?

 

I started downloading The Witcher 3 (with all DLCs) 10 days ago, only 5 GB left now, but you can play it if the game itself downloaded. (the game + patches is 33 - 34 GB. DLCs are the rest) Just click on the .exe in the game's bin folder.

 

So, what do I find?

 

SIX FPS at the lowest possible settings on 1080p. 

 

I don't know if this is an optimization issue or just me. but oh well. 

 

Relevant computer specs are below if one is curious: (I cannot get anything better, sadly)

 

- CPU --> Intel Core 2 Quad Q660 2,4 GHz

 

- GPU --> ATI (no, not AMD. it's before AMD bought it over) HD 5450

 

- RAM --> 4GB DDR 2

 

Motherboard and PSU are regular Dell stuff.

 

Combat is almost unplayable, even at 1280*800.

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So I guess this is it for new games for me. How do most new releases compare to The Witcher 3 when it comes for hardware demands?

 

I started downloading The Witcher 3 (with all DLCs) 10 days ago, only 5 GB left now, but you can play it if the game itself downloaded. (the game + patches is 33 - 34 GB. DLCs are the rest) Just click on the .exe in the game's bin folder.

 

So, what do I find?

 

SIX FPS at the lowest possible settings on 1080p. 

 

I don't know if this is an optimization issue or just me. but oh well. 

 

Relevant computer specs are below if one is curious: (I cannot get anything better, sadly)

 

- CPU --> Intel Core 2 Quad Q660 2,4 GHz

 

- GPU --> ATI (no, not AMD. it's before AMD bought it over) HD 5450

 

- RAM --> 4GB DDR 2

 

Motherboard and PSU are regular Dell stuff.

 

Combat is almost unplayable, even at 1280*800.

 

Most modern AAA games with those specs are going to be a big problem if you want playable framerates and anything above lowest settings, but there are a lot of interesting smaller games on Steam and other services that can run on anything. It mostly depends on what types of games you're into. There are also services like Blizzard's Battle.net that have Shareware-like versions of their games so you can at least try-before-buying. I understand that it can be frustrating especially with how rare gameplay demos are these days.

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Most modern AAA games with those specs are going to be a big problem if you want playable framerates and anything above lowest settings, but there are a lot of interesting smaller games on Steam and other services that can run on anything. It mostly depends on what types of games you're into. There are also services like Blizzard's Battle.net that have Shareware-like versions of their games so you can at least try-before-buying. I understand that it can be frustrating especially with how rare gameplay demos are these days.

 

To be honest, it sort of deserves it. Everything is dynamic, and the graphics are quite well crafted. It's a beautiful game even at the lowest settings. Right now I am playing at 1280*800 at Medium settings (but no SSAO, and Grass density/distance is turned to low and shadow quality is turned low as well). I am not noticing any FPS difference between low and my custom medium at 1280*800 which is odd.

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To be honest, it sort of deserves it. Everything is dynamic, and the graphics are quite well crafted. It's a beautiful game even at the lowest settings. Right now I am playing at 1280*800 at Medium settings (but no SSAO, and Grass density/distance is turned to low and shadow quality is turned low as well). I am not noticing any FPS difference between low and my custom medium at 1280*800 which is odd.

 

That screams CPU bound (CPU is so far behind that it can't feed the GPU).

 

You could probably get a vastly better computer than that for pretty cheap, but no idea how the money would work out for you.

 

Apparently you're not because people are raging about how "casual" it is.

 

Those people are bad and wrong. If you want to flowchart your army, you want to play Visio. HoI is war Excel. It's a really good game about managing production, trying to balance efficiency and having the newest shinies, making war plans, and watching your plans go to total shit. The only things that are super wrong are that it could be more fleshed out, the AI needs to tone it down attacking enemies in bad attack terrain (to their credit, the western front of my France game was a giant all out brawl in the best terrain they could get), and the AI is weird about planes. It was fun having my desperate hail mary to get medium tanks into my army in large numbers and costly exercises to reorganize my armor units pay off, and the Isonzo reenactment was pretty fun.

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