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scoobyjo19
26-11-03, 16:37
How do i find out what drivers I have and how can I update them so I can play URU?

scoobyjo19
26-11-03, 16:38
thx gonga http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Annacia
26-11-03, 20:15
Scooby, did it work?

scoobyjo19
27-11-03, 23:27
nope but i found out that my graphics card doesnt support URU so I cant play it without buying one for $300. :(
It really sucks

John Falstaff
27-11-03, 23:47
And that's why I prefer consoles!

gonga
27-11-03, 23:59
I'm sorry Scoob :(

John Falstaff
28-11-03, 00:08
Hi All,

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I'm toying with the idea of buying both American McGee's Alice and URU!

But! How can the ignorant, such as myself, be sure our PCs can play them?

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scoobyjo's story just makes me more wary.

Annacia
28-11-03, 00:40
Awwww Scoobs, That sucks! I'm sorry, I was looking forward to playing with you.

gonga
28-11-03, 01:04
Well in general, to play the newer games you need a newer PC. Conversely, some of the old games actually play better on older PCs, but a new PC will usually run most anything from the past 6 years or so.

You have to check the requirements at the game's web site. I tend to tell people to ignore the minimum requirements and consider the "preferred" requirements the real minimum. AoD has higher requirements posted at the site than URU, but AoD runs better on my PC. I think you need a pretty fast machine for Uru.

Official system requirements:

Supported OS: Windows® XP/ME/2000/98 SE (only)
Processor: 800 MHz Pentium® III or AMD Athlon™
RAM: 256 MB RAM
Video Card: 32 MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 1, 2, 3, 4, or FX; ATI® Radeon™ 7000-9800 or better
Sound Card: DirectX® 9-compatible audio card
DirectX Version: DirectX 9 (included on disc)
CD-ROM: 4x or faster (not recommended for use with CD-RWs)
Hard Drive Space: 2 GB free
Peripherals Supported: Mouse, keyboard
Display: 800x600 16-bit display

However, I think the upper end is the true minimum IMO. This game runs slower than AoD on my PC with 1.9GHz, 1GB RAM, 64MB graphics. I would recommend a pretty new machine:

~2GHz processor
512MB RAM
128MB graphics (ATI Radeon or nVidia)
multi-channel sound
optical mouse/trackball (lots of mouse use)

This is a great game. The puzzles are hard. Slow down and accept that that's why you're playing the game - the challenge is a big part of the fun.

[ 28. November 2003, 02:05: Message edited by: gonga ]

John Falstaff
28-11-03, 01:15
Thanks Gonga!

There is almost thought going on here!

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gonga
28-11-03, 01:30
No John, you get an all-powerful computer http://smilies.crowd9.com/ups/mazmaz/smiley1.gif and you don't have to worry about that part ANY MORE! http://burns.thefinaldimension.org/cwm/cwm/nerd.gif

John Falstaff
28-11-03, 01:44
Oh Lord!

It's the bank robbery scenario again!

:D

My system, from your post, is clearly deficient in a number of ways for URU.

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Annacia
28-11-03, 02:38
Mines not even breathing hard. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

gonga
28-11-03, 03:29
Well John, my suggested specs are just that. Technically, if you meet the company's stated system requirements you can probably play the game.

Annacia
28-11-03, 03:32
It even works on dial up, yep, it does.