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FPerkin
07-30-2004, 08:57 AM
Hi everyone, I'm brand new to the game. I have a Dell 2400 Series Pentium 4 2.20 Gig Desktop with 256 Meg of RAM. My system has the onboard Intel Video that can utilize up to 64 Meg. I know that I need to upgrade the memory to at least a gig. Right now I only plan on playing the base game. With a gig of Ram, would I be able to play Forgotten Battles, dispite the fact that my onboard video can only get to 64 meg, and not the 128 meg that is recommended? Thanx

FPerkin
07-30-2004, 08:57 AM
Hi everyone, I'm brand new to the game. I have a Dell 2400 Series Pentium 4 2.20 Gig Desktop with 256 Meg of RAM. My system has the onboard Intel Video that can utilize up to 64 Meg. I know that I need to upgrade the memory to at least a gig. Right now I only plan on playing the base game. With a gig of Ram, would I be able to play Forgotten Battles, dispite the fact that my onboard video can only get to 64 meg, and not the 128 meg that is recommended? Thanx

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-30-2004, 09:04 AM
It will likely run it, but while IL2:FB is largely CPU dependent, You may find some slide-show visuals with no video card.

The "recommended" system requirements start at a 2.4ghz CPU. Many have (and do) run it with much lesser resources, but you asked. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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FPerkin
07-30-2004, 09:13 AM
Thanx for the info Thunderbolt! What do you mean by "slide-show visuals."

dieg777
07-30-2004, 09:13 AM
welcolm

see this thread for my post on requirements http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=314103891&p=2

or find luckboys guide on his sig.

someone has also posted on how to optimise running on intel video I think in the same thread as above

IMHO you will need at least 512mb ram and a better video card to enjoy the game to the full


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TX-EcoDragon
07-30-2004, 01:18 PM
2.2 and 215 is OK for FB, and actually runs the Original IL-2 sim quite well if you have something like a GeForce 3 Ti200 or more. FB actually will run reasonably OK (not on the mountain map or anywhere with much AAA) at 1280x968 res and below. By that I mean avg of 23-28fps online in cockpit at med altitude if you turn off (force off) the antialiasing or AA and anisotropic fitering and set in game settings to medium if at the 1280x res, or up to high/excellent if you are at 1024x768. There will be pauses and stutters here and there, even on the top end systems, but this sim is still a great looking sim at medium settings.

I have been using a 2.2 GHz P4 with a gig of ram and a GF3 Ti200 for some time now. When I intalled a GF4 Ti4600 I played it at 1280*968 at med/high settings with 2x AA and 2x AF and had an avg fps of 28 online. I am back using the ti200 (GF4 died) and if I fly near many aircraft, artillery, shorlines, or cities fps values will drop to more like 19 at the higher settings listed earlier. (1280x968, high graphics settings, No AA, no AF, or 1024x768 at high/excellent settings)


In short, you really should get a new video card, and it doesn't need to be very expensive if you just want to eek out OK performance in FB. Get creative with settings and it still looks pretty good, in fact quite beautiful. If you know what to look for something around the $60-$80.00 mark is probably fine and won't be more card than your machine can use, or too much money to regret putting into your old PC, but of course that is money you could put towards a bigger upgrade or a new machine which you will want after you fall in love with FB and NEED PF! So you have to decide, paying money and still not seeing the results that everyone else gets isn't allways fun, especially ina few months when the next version is out. You machine would be good for a Ti4600 or Radeon 9600Pro, or even a 9800Pro orFX5900XT each for around 170.00 to 200, but something older and cheaper would be enough to get you in the door. . . jsut don't expect it to run well on complex scenes, with lots of objects, or when Pacific Fighters when it comes out.

Here are some GF3Ti200's and better yet a GF3 Ti500 for $65

http://www.pricewatch.com/h/prc.aspx?i=37&a=4129&f=1

ATI Radeon 9600Pro at $89.00

http://www.pricewatch.com/h/prc.aspx?i=37&a=5162&f=1

GF4Ti4600 at $94.00 (I paid 439.00 before tax and shipping two years ago. . eek)

http://www.pricewatch.com/h/prc.aspx?i=37&a=4594&f=1

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ASM 1
07-30-2004, 01:50 PM
FPerkin

Dont worry m8 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I have been running FB/AEP for the last year on a P4 1.8 512 ram and intel onboqard gfx.... I have posted in the "user fixes that may help others" thread....

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=314103891

hope this helps

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GT182
07-30-2004, 06:21 PM
Also make sure you have a 350 watt or larger Power Supply. Gotta have the juice to run video cards with fans and all the other stuff too. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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