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d0minX
Posted - 2003.07.04 20:35:00 - [1]
 

i wanna play eve on my laptop, but im not sure it meets the requirements, if there is any requirements, anyone got any info on this? thanks for your time.

Havalon
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.07.04 21:44:00 - [2]
 

So what are the laptop specs and i will tell you?

Elereth


Aliastra
Posted - 2003.07.04 22:07:00 - [3]
 

Best thing to do: install it and see if it works.

If there is one thing I have learned about requirements for any game in the past 5 years, it's that on a system with the minimum requirements the game is unplayable.

Tigrana Blanque
Caldari
Decadence.
Posted - 2003.07.05 03:31:00 - [4]
 

When I"m on the road I play on a fairly outdated laptop: Dell Pentium3 1.13 GHz, 32-MB "Geforce2go" graphics. Need to drop the screen rez to 1024x768, but it works like a champ, even on crappy hotel phone line connections at like 24Kbps....

Now I *do* have a lot of RAM though....512MB...because of the 'day job' the laptop is intended for is some pretty fierce numerically intensive analysis. But other than that my specs ain't that great by today's standards and Eve runs fine.


Limahong
Posted - 2003.07.05 03:44:00 - [5]
 

Dell Inspiron 8100
1 GHz PIII Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce2Go 32 MB
256 MB RAM
DSL

No problem since beta 6

NGRU Rix
Dark Design
Posted - 2003.07.05 04:31:00 - [6]
 

Would help if we knew the system specs.

SOHAIL
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.07.05 04:35:00 - [7]
 

Toshiba Satellite
2.8ghz
512 DD RAM
533mhz system bus
nVIDIA Geforce FX 5600 go 64MB

Runs smooth at 1600res
but yes sometimes if crashed to windows XP maybe(once a week) but i think its the game's engine problem.

d0minX
Posted - 2003.07.05 04:58:00 - [8]
 

ah, i see. sholuld i equip a surge protector? is there any mobile fan system to keep th machine from over heating?

Weaselsmasher
Posted - 2003.07.05 08:14:00 - [9]
 

The important specs for a laptop (or any computer, for that matter) on whether it can play Eve are these:

1. Does the video chipset support hardware texture and lighting (T&L)? If not... no luck. This is where most laptops, such as my Toshiba Satellite 2805-S202, fail.

2. Can DirectX 9 support the video chipset? If not... no luck. However, most video chipsets recent enough to have hardware T&L are also recent enough to have DirectX 9 support.

3. Does the video chipset have 32mb or more of video memory? Many laptops fail this as well.

All of the nVidia GeForce "Go" chipsets pass #1 and #2. Whether they pass #3 depends upon the manufacturer of the laptop.

Most ATI Rage Mobility chipsets pass #1 and #2. Whether they pass #3 depends upon the manufacturer of the laptop.

To the best of my knowledge, no Savage video chipset, Intel video chipset, or NeoMagic video chipset pass the test.

Good luck with your laptop.

Edited by: Weaselsmasher on 05/07/2003 08:15:24


 

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