I am a WWII enthusiast and PC videogame newbie who is very intrigued by the IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 videogame and will likely buy it. Unfortunately I have two limitations: I have only a notebook PC and its videocard is ok, but not officially supported by Ubi Soft. My laptop PC is configured as follows:
Dell XPS M1330 notebook PC
Microsoft Vista Home Premium OS 32-bit
13.3 Inch Wide Screen WXGA WLED Backlit LCD
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300(2.5Ghz, 800Mhz, 6MB L2 Cache) Processor
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
NVIDIA GeForce 128MB 8400M GS video card (integrated)
320G 7200RPM Hard Drive
8 X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card
I cannot get another PC at this time and the videocard is integrated, which means I cannot upgrade it without changing the motherboard. In fact, I have not seen a M1330 motherboard with a higher-grade videocard.
Can I play the IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 game on this notebook PC? I know the graphics won't be optimal, but is a reasonable experience with the game possible? If not, are there changes I can make in the settings of the PC and game to make it playable?
Thanks much for reading and any help.