I was just wondering what the average processor is these days? My upcoming game is quite graphically intensive, and as MMF doesn't support hardware acceleration, the processor has a lot to do. It seems to run smoothly on a 3ghz standard processor (Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent) and smoothly on pretty much any Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent). 2.5ghz Pentium 4 is playable, but doesn't run at the max frame rate. It drops it to about 20 out of a maximum of 30 frames a second.
What processors do you guys have? And what do you think the average computer user has?
Vista doesn't seem to affect performance at all.
My old computer was 3.2ghz pentium 4 and ran my game at 26-30 frames a second
My new compuiter is 2.5ghz core 2 duo and runs the game at a constant 30 frames a second.
When i put the max frames a second up to 1000, the core 2 duo can run it at whopping 300 frames a second, my old pentium 4 couldnt get above 50.
Well there is three quality settings, but putting it on the lowest removes weather effects and day/night transitions, which really take away the atmosphere from the game. I've tried optimizing what i've got, but the best i can do is literally take it away with some options.
I use an ancient IBM Thinkpad 233mhz Laptop. It's great for travelling - very small, has wireless, and it's absolutely indestructible (it's even made of metal, not all plasticky like modern laptops), plus I don't really care if it does get lost (no-ones gonna bother to steal). What more could you ask for?
I actually store just about everything on my mp3 player - its harddisk is about 10 times the size of the laptops
I use Windows XP on an AMD Dual Core with a GeForce 7900gs, 1gig of ram.
I've installed XP on systems with a Pentium 2 and it runs better then Windows 98 ever did. I recommend Windows XP for anyone who wants a great stable operating system. I don't recommend Windows Vista though until Microsoft gets a service pack out though. The performance on games compared to that of the Windows XP is just horrible.
It's nice to see a fair few people are using dual cores then, i guess the few who can't run it smoothly will just have to lower the settings. I recently ran it on a 2ghz machine and it ran at its full 30fps, which is weird cos other slower processors struggled, still it's a good sign!