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Posted - 2011.01.16 23:18:00 - [1]
 

Players still using Intel Pentium 3 or older and AMD Athlon XP or older CPUs should read this dev blog from CCP Zulu as your gameplay will be affected once EVE Online: Incursion 1.1.0 is deployed.

PTang
Posted - 2011.01.16 23:25:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: PTang on 17/01/2011 18:48:06
eve would run on one of those?

O.o


-mothermoon


edit:
wait, 2 days? why not delay the expansion? that's not enough time for shipping to get to your house. 2 weeks at least would be a better idea wouldn't it?

CCP Zulu

Posted - 2011.01.16 23:32:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: PTang
eve would run on one of those?

O.o


-mothermoon



Yeah, it did. They had to have a SM2 capable graphics card but that CPU was enough. Truth be told, after we came up with the theory of what might be the cause it took us a while to find a computer with that spec. We usually outsource platform tests like this and don't keep this kind of vintage hardware on hand.

Rosalina Sarinna
Intergalactic Syndicate
Nulli Tertius
Posted - 2011.01.16 23:43:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Rosalina Sarinna on 16/01/2011 23:45:31
In a funny way I dodged a bullet on this one, as my old CPU used to be an Athlon 3000+, which doesn't support the SSE2 instruction set. I can easily see how someone who doesn't keep their PC in latest trim could end up with a problem and have to upgrade.

For clarity, that CPU is sitting in my backup PC I use as a filesever. Now I know I just won't be able to play EVE on it, shame but its old so no matter. The world moves on Cool

Callic Veratar
Posted - 2011.01.16 23:46:00 - [5]
 

This isn't even an issue of latest and greatest systems, or even bottom of the barrel computers. Pentium 3 systems are between 8 and 12 years old. Most people don't even keep cars that long.

Tres Farmer
Gallente Federation Intelligence Service
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:07:00 - [6]
 

I wonder how vocal on the forums those 0.3% will be Laughing

Fishsticks Fred
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:09:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: CCP Zulu
don't keep this kind of vintage hardware on hand.

funny how you can refer to computers that just now are unable to run Eve as vintage...

And that 0.3% is going to so vocal you'll think it's 30%.

Lickalotopus
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:10:00 - [8]
 

omg what will people run there bots on

Yuda Mann
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:12:00 - [9]
 

The Pentium 4 supports SSE2. That means people with Pentium III's will no longer be able to play. I sincerely hope they attempt to threadnaught the eve-o forums.

Jameroz
Echoes of Space
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:16:00 - [10]
 

CCP accidently the CPU support

Cergorach
Amarr
The Helix Foundation
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:17:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Cergorach on 17/01/2011 14:30:42
0.3% is still 10,000 accounts or Ä/$ 150,000 a month if those players don't upgrade.

I don't think it's unfair to up the system requirements when it involves hardware that's old enough to vote ;-)

Edit: Doh! must have hit something wrong on the calculator (not to clear headed at the moment due to the flue), it should be:
0.3% is still 1,000 accounts or Ä/$ 15,000 a month if those players don't upgrade. Could be the salary of 2-3 employees...

EnderCapitalG
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:39:00 - [12]
 

MY OLD AS **** CPU BACKBONE

Galandil
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:40:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Galandil on 17/01/2011 00:40:27
Originally by: CCP Zulu
Truth be told, after we came up with the theory of what might be the cause it took us a while to find a computer with that spec. We usually outsource platform tests like this and don't keep this kind of vintage hardware on hand.


Who doesn't Razz

Hya Bam
Minmatar
It's Hammer Time
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:40:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Cergorach
0.3% is still 10,000 accounts or Ä/$ 150,000 a month if those players don't upgrade.

I don't think it's unfair to up the system requirements when it involves hardware that's old enough to vote ;-)


0.3% of 300,000 active accounts is about 1,000 accounts, but still, sucks for them

grant manson
Caldari
Interstellar eXodus
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.01.17 00:49:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Hya Bam
Originally by: Cergorach
0.3% is still 10,000 accounts or Ä/$ 150,000 a month if those players don't upgrade.

I don't think it's unfair to up the system requirements when it involves hardware that's old enough to vote ;-)


0.3% of 300,000 active accounts is about 1,000 accounts, but still, sucks for them


say good bye to 1000 bot accounts hahaha

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:02:00 - [16]
 

a p3 Laughing

weren't those like 10+ years ago?

Cloora
APEX Unlimited
APEX Conglomerate
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:10:00 - [17]
 

P3s are so old I don't even have them around as spare parts. Anyone want my Prescott Pentium 4 3.0 GHz CPU and mobo I have in the garage? I'll throw in the Radeon x1650 and Diamond sound card and 1GB of RAM

Dungee Alstot
Autistic Sharks
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:23:00 - [18]
 

Welp. I guess it's a good thing I was thinking about taking a break from Eve anyway. Though being able to run it on an older processor was one of the reasons I started playing it. Ah well :-\

Dr BattleSmith
PAX Interstellar Services
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:33:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Dr BattleSmith on 17/01/2011 01:36:42
Originally by: Dungee Alstot
Though being able to run it on an older processor was one of the reasons I started playing it. Ah well :-\


It seems that some PvE content to be abandon within 2 weeks of release is more important then sticking to the principals that built this community of players to what it is today.

edit: Remember when contacts limits SQL told CCP that only 1% of users would be effected? How did that turn out? Still hiding from the complaints?

Evelgrivion
Gunpoint Diplomacy
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:34:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: CCP Zulu
Originally by: PTang
eve would run on one of those?

O.o


-mothermoon



Yeah, it did. They had to have a SM2 capable graphics card but that CPU was enough. Truth be told, after we came up with the theory of what might be the cause it took us a while to find a computer with that spec. We usually outsource platform tests like this and don't keep this kind of vintage hardware on hand.


How much code needed to be migrated for this change, anyway? None of it was x87 stuff that's being made into SSE2, right? Right? Wink

EnderCapitalG
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:37:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Dungee Alstot
Welp. I guess it's a good thing I was thinking about taking a break from Eve anyway. Though being able to run it on an older processor was one of the reasons I started playing it. Ah well :-\


Dude. Upgrade.

Stupid McStupidson
Gallente
Hoek Lyne and Sinker
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:45:00 - [22]
 

Well. Everyone laughed when I bemoaned the ending of support for Commodore 64's, now who's laughing?

****YOU ARE ENTERING JITA, PLEASE INSERT DISK 456****
*
*
*YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF THE JUMP GATE ACTIVATING!*
*THERE ARE 1,306 PEOPLE IN LOCAL*
*TO THE NORTH, YOU SEE A CLOUD OF BOUNCING FREIGHTERS*
*TO THE WEST YOU SEE THE GLOW OF JITA 4-4*
*IT IS DARK, YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE EATEN BY A GRUE*
_

EnderCapitalG
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:47:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Stupid McStupidson
Well. Everyone laughed when I bemoaned the ending of support for Commodore 64's, now who's laughing?

****YOU ARE ENTERING JITA, PLEASE INSERT DISK 456****
*
*
*YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF THE JUMP GATE ACTIVATING!*
*THERE ARE 1,306 PEOPLE IN LOCAL*
*TO THE NORTH, YOU SEE A CLOUD OF BOUNCING FREIGHTERS*
*TO THE WEST YOU SEE THE GLOW OF JITA 4-4*
*IT IS DARK, YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE EATEN BY A GRUE*
_



Warp to Jita 4-4

*Please wait while your ship's sensors recalibrate.
*Please wait while your ship's sensors recalibrate.
*Please wait while your ship's sensors recalibrate.
*Please wait while your ship's sensors recalibrate.
*Please wait while your ship's sensors recalibrate.
*Please wait while your ship's sensors recalibrate.
*Please wait while your ship's sensors recalibrate.
*Please wait while your ship's sensors recalibrate.

*Connection lost.
_

PTang
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:52:00 - [24]
 


Dungee Alstot
Autistic Sharks
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.01.17 01:59:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: EnderCapitalG
Originally by: Dungee Alstot
Welp. I guess it's a good thing I was thinking about taking a break from Eve anyway. Though being able to run it on an older processor was one of the reasons I started playing it. Ah well :-\


Dude. Upgrade.


Eventually I will. I don't do a lot of gaming so upgrades really aren't a high priority for me.

Useful Alt
Posted - 2011.01.17 02:09:00 - [26]
 

so it mean more FPS or less client side lag?

since some stuff are going to be "optimized"

Father Goose
Amarr
First Unorthodox Church of Enlightenment
Posted - 2011.01.17 02:13:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Stupid McStupidson
Well. Everyone laughed when I bemoaned the ending of support for Commodore 64's, now who's laughing?



BEHOLD! YOUR NEW COMMODORE!



Hockston Axe
Amarr
Posted - 2011.01.17 03:19:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Father Goose
Originally by: Stupid McStupidson
Well. Everyone laughed when I bemoaned the ending of support for Commodore 64's, now who's laughing?



BEHOLD! YOUR NEW COMMODORE!



Iíve still got my Commodore 64 and a couple of Atariís. They even still work probably.

Night Epoch
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2011.01.17 04:30:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Night Epoch on 17/01/2011 04:32:10
I have no doubt the affected players will vehemently and boisterously voice their furious anger in this thread as soon as their carrier pigeons can deliver their posts.

Edit: that is if their computers are able to launch Netscape 1.2, then subsequently load eveonline.com, register their mouse click on the news item, and load said web page before windows 3.1 encounters another catastrophic DLL error.


defiler
Mad Hermit
Wayward Alliance
Posted - 2011.01.17 04:39:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: defiler on 17/01/2011 04:39:36
nm


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