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Fireball_
03-29-2007, 09:18 AM
How well does 1946 run on a "middle-of-the-road" laptop? One that you could find at Best Buy, Costco, etc. for $800-$1000. Most in this price range seem to have specs of 1-2 GB of RAM, with some variation of dual core processor. Most list Intel 950 graphics.

Would something like this let you run 1946 with mostly Excellent settings (not Perfect), with TrackIR?

Fireball_
03-29-2007, 09:18 AM
How well does 1946 run on a "middle-of-the-road" laptop? One that you could find at Best Buy, Costco, etc. for $800-$1000. Most in this price range seem to have specs of 1-2 GB of RAM, with some variation of dual core processor. Most list Intel 950 graphics.

Would something like this let you run 1946 with mostly Excellent settings (not Perfect), with TrackIR?

p-11.cAce
03-29-2007, 09:22 AM
Good Luck http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif J/K - it should be fine though the problem with a laptop is that you will be stuck with the onboard graphics which is never the best of situations.

WWSpinDry
03-29-2007, 09:26 AM
I play 1946 in an HP zd7000A laptop. The specs are:

17" widescreen
3.2 GHz P4 with HT
1 GB of RAM
ATI Mobility X600 vidcard (128MB)

I can't access "perfect" settings at all, but I run everything in "excellent" mode just fine. If I try to run it at the native screen resolution (1680x1050) there's noticeable choppiness, but at the next widescreen resolution down (1280x768) it runs very smoothly, even when playing the "Black Death" track or in-game with a lot happening.

I run in OGL mode, 2x FSAA.

HTH!

ETA: I use CH Products USB flight gear plus TIR.

R988z
03-29-2007, 10:31 AM
I currently run the game on a 3yo HP NX5000 laptop

1.5ghz Centrino
512Mb RAM
Intel 855GM onboard graphics, 64mb allocated (ie very, very ****)
5400rpm hdd

It runs, was much better with older versions of the game but I have to use fairly minimal settings these days as it's stuggling. Now I use 640x480 res and minimal graphics settings to get it to run smoothly. I still get some major lag spikes online when there are lots of people online or on a laggy map but I think extra ram would solve most of that, due to upgrade to something with a fair bit more grunt soon though.

Processor doesn't really matter too much on a laptop these days as far as this game is concerned, anything recent should do the trick, probably a core 2 duo something or other is the best if you can afford it. Get as much ram as you can afford (1gb minimum) as this seems to be my main problem with gameplay online, also get the fastest hard drive you can, 7200rpm would be best, 5400 minimum, go for speed above capacity, cheap laptops often have slow hard drives. The Intel 915 graphics aren't supposed to be that bad these days, but if the option is there grab a dedicated card, especially if you want to run decent graphics settings, you can't really add a card later on.

altstiff
03-29-2007, 10:47 AM
works with my Gateway ATI X300

DIRTY-MAC
03-29-2007, 12:48 PM
Im thinking of buying this tomorrow

AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 2 x 512 KB cache
1.8 GHz
Memory DDR II SDRAM - 667MHz - PC2-5300
2 GB


Harddisk 240 GB (2 x 120 GB 5400 RPM)
type Serial-ATA
Screen 17.0 inch WXGA+ BrightView
Max resolution 1440 x 900 bp

nVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256 MB

CD/DVD/CDRW DVD±RW (±R double layer) with LightScribe


What do you think, will it work good with 1946?

PBNA-Boosher
03-29-2007, 02:06 PM
I'm running 46 pretty well on a Dell E1505. Granted, it's pretty souped up at this point.