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#26 nbohr1more

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:22 PM

 

I have this old shed sitting in a box, dont know if this the lowest machine spec so far-

 

Dell D410

  • Intel Pentium M 755 / 2 GHz
  • Mobile Intel 915GM Express
  • Intel GMA 900 - it only support OpenGL 1.4, what the min requirement for 2.06..?
  • Windows Xp, but I may put linux on there.
  • 1024*768 screen, but it barley runs T2 @ 800*600

 

 

That won't even run Doom 3. GMA 900 has "No Hardware T&L" support.

 

The only way that would work is with a wrapper like LLVM:

 

http://forums.thedar...pe-for-windows/

 

but an i3 gets 2FPS in New Job as I recall so...

 

Well. I guess you could possibly install an express card or external GPU of some sort.


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#27 Bikerdude

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:38 AM

Express card, hah! this thing is so old it only has a pcmcia slot.



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:37 PM

Latest build is a small form factor with a GTX750TI. Not particularly slow or old, but definitely a budget card. I find that the game runs great at 720p with soft shadow quality at 40. If you don't want soft shadows, you can use 1080p. But soft shadows and 1080p tend to slow things down.



#29 Petike the Taffer

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 01:09 AM

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1

32 bit (x86)

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7500 2.93 GHz

2,00 GB RAM

GeForce 9600 GSO 512


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#30 nbohr1more

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:29 PM

 

Haven't tried it yet, but I shall.

 

Ping?


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#31 jaxa

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:15 PM

My A6-3400M runs the game. I think 15-30 FPS is typical, but I got closer to 3-5 FPS when beta testing one mission. I will conduct full and hopefully fair benchmarks at a later date.



#32 Blue_Pill

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 07:24 PM

I tried it on a Pentium M 725 notebook with 855GM chipset graphics and a whopping 512MB of DDR RAM but it only supports OpenGL 1.3. On Windows XP, TDM shows an initialization error and on Linux (antiX), it reaches the main menu with a black screen due to shader compilation errors. According to the console output, it does seem to support GLSL 1.1 and 1.2 but TDM requires 1.3 even with glsl shaders disabled. Didn't really expect it to run properly though. :ph34r:

 

Anyway, I also have an Atom x5-Z8350 board with 4GB RAM. It isn't quite old but it is quite slow. The last time I tried, it had <=15fps iirc but I will take a look at other maps and settings.



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 06:22 AM

but I will take a look at other maps and settings.


http://forums.thedar...ownsize-in-206/

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