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alert_1
07-17-2008, 04:37 AM
Just got greetings from Moscow - a friend of mine...
Tentative BETA HW requirimens for SoW:
min. procesor 2Ghz, 1024MB RAM, good 512MB gfx card
recommended: proc. 3GHz dualcore or better, 2048MB RAM or more (Vista), high performance gxf card with 512 or more MB.
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JG52Uther
07-17-2008, 05:01 AM
Interesting if true!

Falcke
07-17-2008, 05:41 AM
How can their be beta system requirements. The last thing we heard from Oleg was that he was working hard on the alpha.

Feathered_IV
07-17-2008, 05:41 AM
Ministry of the Bleeding Obvious?

x6BL_Brando
07-17-2008, 06:36 AM
recommended: proc. 3GHz dualcore or better, 2048MB RAM or more (Vista), high performance gxf card with 512 or more MB

Phew! I'm in. Just....

WTE_Ibis
07-17-2008, 06:48 AM
You mean I'll finally have to trade this in?
Oh well it was tiring, my hands were a blur trying to hold 20fps.

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ploughman
07-17-2008, 06:51 AM
Did you say Beta? Tentative or not, that's some friggin progress right there, this is how rumours get started you know. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Uufflakke
07-17-2008, 07:03 AM
And what to think of the release date (the 7th of January 2009) of SoW:

<span class="ev_code_RED">http://www.gogamer.com/Storm-of-War--Battle-of-Britain-...444710VVviewprod.htm (http://www.gogamer.com/Storm-of-War--Battle-of-Britain-Front-Page_stcVVproductId5640272VVcatId444710VVviewprod. htm)</span>

Rumours, rumours, rumours...

Monterey13
07-17-2008, 07:30 AM
Probably not anytime soon.

SoW is not presented on E3 2008, so it's nowhere near.

Falcke
07-17-2008, 07:34 AM
1C isn't at E3 anyway, so that has nothing to do with it.

Monterey13
07-17-2008, 07:38 AM
But Ubisoft is.

I have a feeling they have nothing to do with Oleg anymore.

The Gogamer ad is advertising Ubisoft as the publisher, but I doubt it.

TinyTim
07-17-2008, 07:41 AM
Lol I've been waiting to change my old computer for a new one when BoB comes out for years! Now I am even considering buying a new one now, believing it will be outdated whe BoB finally arrives.

Uufflakke
07-17-2008, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by TinyTim:
Lol I've been waiting to change my old computer for a new one when BoB comes out for years! Now I am even considering buying a new one now, believing it will be outdated whe BoB finally arrives.

That reminds of the fact that many simmers don't want to patch up to V4.09b1m beta untill the final V4.09 comes out. But they are waiting more than 6 months now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

So imagine how long you have to wait till SoW comes out...

Bewolf
07-17-2008, 09:32 AM
In! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

der-blaue-max
07-17-2008, 12:02 PM
I don´t know why, but i think in your
forum it hasen`t arrived, that SOW
will not be there before fall / winter
2009. !!!

It´s usual for Publishers to start a Webside
one Year befor release! There is no Webside, so the will be no release before 08/2009.

I think by myselve Spring 2010 is the Time we can fly a new Sim!!

lbuchele
07-18-2008, 06:21 AM
I´m just looking forward to Nehalen and DDR3 triple channel coupled with the next generation vid cards to be probably the system capable to deal with SOW.

Bearcat99
07-18-2008, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by Falcke:
How can their be beta system requirements. The last thing we heard from Oleg was that he was working hard on the alpha.

alpha, beta, gold right?

Rjel
07-18-2008, 06:56 AM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Falcke:
How can their be beta system requirements. The last thing we heard from Oleg was that he was working hard on the alpha.

alpha, beta, gold right? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Right. Alpha, beta, gold... complaints... patch... ect. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BOA_Allmenroder
07-18-2008, 07:15 AM
I'm sorry, the correct order is below:

Alpha, beta, Gold, oh crap the ME 109 is porked, patch, oh crap everything else is porked, partial patch, why is the Spit so good, patch, the 50s are porked, live with it.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Feathered_IV
07-18-2008, 07:49 AM
Alpha, Beta, Beta, Beta, KotS! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

VW-IceFire
07-18-2008, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Falcke:
How can their be beta system requirements. The last thing we heard from Oleg was that he was working hard on the alpha.

alpha, beta, gold right? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Actually it should be alphas, betas, release candidates, and then gold. If everything is done right in the beta than the RC becomes the gold which is then released to manufacturer for duplication.

Chivas
07-18-2008, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by Falcke:
How can their be beta system requirements. The last thing we heard from Oleg was that he was working hard on the alpha.

"Tentative" BETA HW requirimens for SoW:

Oleg has mentioned he hoped to provide System Requirements sometime this summer. So it may well have some credence. He should have a good idea on specs in the final stages of the Alpa. Having Beta Tested I know that Olegs team writes tight code as the orginal beta had very few bugs considering its complexity. As a result the beta testing didn't take to long.

For this reason there is still a chance of an end of 2008 release, but SOW will be far more complex than IL-2 so all bets are off.

Chivas
07-18-2008, 01:11 PM
I found it interesting that they mention "Vista". I haven't upgrade to Vista for many reasons, one of which is that BOB will be Open GL. I'm still not sure what advantage Vista will have over XP if BOB is infact an Open GL game?

I have considered upgrading to Vista for DX10 support but still waffling.

Urufu_Shinjiro
07-18-2008, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by Chivas:
I found it interesting that they mention "Vista". I haven't upgrade to Vista for many reasons, one of which is that BOB will be Open GL. I'm still not sure what advantage Vista will have over XP if BOB is infact an Open GL game?

I have considered upgrading to Vista for DX10 support but still waffling.

I can think of a few advantages one might be able to gain by optimizing for Vista. As most of us are aware by now Vista is more than just a fancy skin on XP, there are many new things going on under the hood, better memory management (yes, you heard me, lol), it handles the way software access hardware completely differently, etc. I wouldn't be surprised, especially since some already have, if a lot of newer games perform better on vista due to these changes.

Feathered_IV
07-21-2008, 05:48 AM
Two years over time and over budget, and they are only now tentatively talking about a beta? I had no idea it was as bad as that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Chivas
07-21-2008, 10:20 AM
Yes I've been waiting somewhat patiently since 2005. Unfortunately for me they decided to work primarily on all the paid and free additions for the IL-2 series in the last 3 years. The delay hasn't been a total waste as I still enjoy the IL-2 additions.

I have a suspision that the complexity the developers wanted to put in the SOW series would not run effectively on 2005 era computers. Doing paid add-ons for the IL-2 series bridged the gap.

Atleast now they are consentrating solely on the completion of BOB, much to the disappointment of the (insert your pet project) crowd. Thankfully the developers realise the majority have some understanding of the complexity of developing such a product.

Zoom2136
07-21-2008, 11:20 AM
Just my 2c

Have any of you asked yourself why the wait? Why paid addons for iL2 were prioritized on BOB? Maybe its iC needed extra $$$ to complete BOB or it could have been that the hardware that BOB required was not around yet... and just around the corner...

Well jus a theory,

Sillius_Sodus
07-21-2008, 11:20 AM
The "next big thing" in flight sims is nearly always beyond the capability of all but the highest end computers, at least if you want to take advantage of all the new features. I'll wait until the thing is out for a while before I replace my desktop. What I find more annoying is when operating systems change, Ive got a lot of great games that just take too much effort to run on XP, if they run at all so I'm really not looking forward to changing over to Vista. Sure, I have a "legacy" system or two, but even that gets unwieldly after a while. With Vista I'm going to need four computers now...

jarink
07-21-2008, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by Rjel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Falcke:
How can their be beta system requirements. The last thing we heard from Oleg was that he was working hard on the alpha.

alpha, beta, gold right? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Right. Alpha, beta, gold... complaints... patch... ect. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Alpha, Beta, Gold. Then it's:

Complaints, blue patch, complaints, red patch.

Rinse and repeat. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


My big hardware question about SoW is "Will it be CPU-intensive, RAM-intensive or GPU-intensive?" If I were looking to buy a new PC and wanted to make sure it was "SoW ready", I'd just like to know what subsystem is going to be hit the hardest. If it's CPU-intensive, I'll spend more money on a good CPU or at least make sure my mobo will support upgrading the CPU. If it sucks up everything the GPU can provide, I'll go lighter on other components so I can drop $400 on the best card available.

Other questions that I think should be answerable at this point:

1. Will it fully support multi-core CPUs?
2. Will it support SLI/crossfire?
3. Will it support any special hardware, such as a physics chip?
4. Will it support multiple monitors?

Jaws2002
07-21-2008, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by Chivas:
I found it interesting that they mention "Vista". I haven't upgrade to Vista for many reasons, one of which is that BOB will be Open GL. I'm still not sure what advantage Vista will have over XP if BOB is infact an Open GL game?

I have considered upgrading to Vista for DX10 support but still waffling.

If you look at the original post you'll se he's mentioning Vista when he's talking about memory requirements... 2048MB.... and if you run Vista a lot more. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

WTE_Galway
07-21-2008, 11:32 PM
Well considering those specs will barely run FS X (an old sim now) at full resolution with a reasonable amount of AI traffic( AI is optional in a civvy sim but essential in a combat sim unless you are pure online furball jock) ... overall that sounds very reasonable indeed.

Now .. if that is the minimum what will the recommended system be ?

WOLFMondo
07-22-2008, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by Monterey13:
But Ubisoft is.

I have a feeling they have nothing to do with Oleg anymore.

The Gogamer ad is advertising Ubisoft as the publisher, but I doubt it.

Ignore E3. Its not like it was years back where you had to be present as a publisher or loose out. I'd keep my eye on Leipzig GDC for possibly news.

Chivas
07-22-2008, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Jaws2002:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chivas:
I found it interesting that they mention "Vista". I haven't upgrade to Vista for many reasons, one of which is that BOB will be Open GL. I'm still not sure what advantage Vista will have over XP if BOB is infact an Open GL game?
Edit...Jaws...I reread the post again and see what your talking about now. Vista is not a requirement unless you want to use more memory. doh

I have considered upgrading to Vista for DX10 support but still waffling.

If you look at the original post you'll se he's mentioning Vista when he's talking about memory requirements... 2048MB.... and if you run Vista a lot more. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Vista is exactly what I found interesting about the original post. I know Vista uses more memory and requires more memory. BUT Vista is only required if your running DX10 games while SOW is supposed to be Open GL. We should know more by the end of the summer on SOWs requirements.

Edit...Jaws...I reread the post again and see what your talking about now. Vista is not a requirement unless you want to use more memory. doh

squareusr
07-22-2008, 12:16 PM
This (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?SecondSystemEffect) should be linked from every thread about BoB. It says basically everything that is needed to be said before we get an actual release.

Chivas
07-22-2008, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
Well considering those specs will barely run FS X (an old sim now) at full resolution with a reasonable amount of AI traffic( AI is optional in a civvy sim but essential in a combat sim unless you are pure online furball jock) ... overall that sounds very reasonable indeed.

Now .. if that is the minimum what will the recommended system be ?


MG writes much better code than MS in regards to FPS. MS dumbs down their low level graphics to be able to run smoothly with average computers. Another factor is MS full world map apposed to the much smaller MG maps, but I'm not sure how much world is loaded around the players position at any point in either sim.

Recommended specs. quote from original post "recommended: proc. 3GHz dualcore or better, 2048MB RAM or more (Vista), high performance gxf card with 512 or more MB."

That quote is as good as any.

Doubt there is comp out yet that will run it with all the bells and whistles enabled. Which is a good thing as we will see improvements to the game as the series expands and we upgrade as per usual. I've always said MG should be getting a major cut from the hardware industry.

JG52Uther
07-22-2008, 12:33 PM
I certainly won't bother with an upgrade until after Sow is released.

TheFamilyMan
07-22-2008, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by lbuchele:
I´m just looking forward to Nehalen and DDR3 triple channel coupled with the next generation vid cards to be probably the system capable to deal with SOW.
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
I certainly won't bother with an upgrade until after Sow is released.
+1

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-22-2008, 04:20 PM
LMAO, that's what everyone told me to do over a year ago when I built my core 2 duo rig. If I'd have waited, I wouldn't have been able to have played COD4 and UT3 on high settings, nor would I have been playing IL2:46 at 8xAA, 1920x1200, water= 4 with 80 FPS over Berlin. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

By the time BoB does come out (Dec '08 - Feb '09), I'll be building again probably.

DuxCorvan
07-22-2008, 04:38 PM
"Excruciating" and "increadible". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JG52Uther
07-22-2008, 04:45 PM
Well all I play is il2,and I play it very nicely on what I have now (4000+ skt 939/X1950pro 512/2 gigs ram) so I am really in no rush!
The top stuff now will be half the price when SoW is released!