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Waffentraeger
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(id: Daelon)
posted 04 December 2008 09:53 EDT (US)         
This is the "Can I run ETW" thread.
Please post either your DxDiag (Go to start > run > DxDiag, save then upload). Or post the detailed specs of your pc.

And you have a fantastic day!
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Waffentraeger
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(id: Daelon)
posted 10 December 2008 20:09 EDT (US)     51 / 98       
Well that could explain some.
Ibuprofen Redux
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posted 10 December 2008 21:04 EDT (US)     52 / 98       
ONCE the demo is released, take it as a grain of salt.
Don't worry, I know how buggy TW games are when first released. Too bad they won't hotfix 20 things for the demo

"...angry men must also be strong, if they would achieve their purpose."
-Livy
Waffentraeger
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(id: Daelon)
posted 10 December 2008 22:51 EDT (US)     53 / 98       
I usually dont' play demos before full games are released.. but i think ETW might be an exception..
jomas
Legionary
posted 10 December 2008 23:46 EDT (US)     54 / 98       
im not downloading it
for starters: i cant download off sites
second: i dont play anything related to the game until the release
PrivateClark
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posted 11 December 2008 20:59 EDT (US)     55 / 98       
here is my DxDiag:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 12/11/2008, 17:56:27
Machine name: SLYTHERIN
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 8250
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Memory: 1534MB RAM
Page File: 334MB used, 3099MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: RADEON 9250
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON 9250 (0x5960)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5960&SUBSYS_01601092&REV_01
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6614 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/3/2006 08:51:00, 258048 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 5/3/2006 08:50:42, 1540608 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-1A20-11CF-F46A-6A21A0C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x5960
SubSys ID: 0x01601092
Revision ID: 0x0001
Revision ID: 0x0001
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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Description: Intel(r) Integrated Audio
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2445&SUBSYS_01451028&REV_04
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: ac97intc.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.3523 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 8/17/2001 04:20:04, 96256 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Unknown
Cap Flags: 0xB5B
Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

Description: Modem #1 Line Playback (emulated)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID:
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 81
Type: Emulated
Driver Name:
Driver Version:
Driver Attributes:
WHQL Logo'd:
Date and Size:
Other Files:
Driver Provider:
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run
Waffentraeger
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(id: Daelon)
posted 11 December 2008 22:35 EDT (US)     56 / 98       
Clark:
CPU: Fine
RAM: Fine, possible upgrade to 2GIGS
GPU: Needs to be upgraded, gameplay with that card will be at minimal with probable heavy graphic lag.
PrivateClark
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posted 11 December 2008 23:35 EDT (US)     57 / 98       
Waffentraeger
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posted 12 December 2008 00:28 EDT (US)     58 / 98       
No problem m8, would you like recommendations for graphic cards? Or help with RAM?
Dricus Frisii
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posted 13 December 2008 08:08 EDT (US)     59 / 98       
My DxDiag:
Windows Vista
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66Ghz (2 CPU's)
2046MB RAM
DirectX 10
NVIDEA GeForce 8600GTS
1264MB

GdB


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Waffentraeger
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posted 13 December 2008 12:15 EDT (US)     60 / 98       
Guido:

You are good to go, medium-high settings.
PrivateClark
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posted 13 December 2008 12:16 EDT (US)     61 / 98       
No problem m8, would you like recommendations for graphic cards? Or help with RAM?
Yes, lol
Yusaku Jon III
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posted 14 December 2008 09:48 EDT (US)     62 / 98       
Looks like I'll be okay with the new PC that I've been running these past several months...

64-bit Windows XP Pro
3 GHz AthlonX2 64 processor
3 GB PC2 6400 SDRAM
512 MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 video card
500 GB SATA II hard drive
Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 14 December 2008 12:44 EDT (US)     63 / 98       
Yup, you can run ETW.

          Hussarknight
Waffentraeger
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posted 14 December 2008 14:20 EDT (US)     64 / 98       
Since you are on a 9250, which I believe is an AGP x4/x8 graphics card, you may need to upgrade the mother board as well.

Now graphic cards run on PCI x16/2.0, both NVidia's and ATI have smoothed out the playing field for graphic cards so that it is mainstream for everyone.

Graphics card:

Because you are on AGP, I HIGHLY encourage that you upgrade the essential part of your PC, the mother board. This way you can do the following:

Upgrade everything without having to worry if certain parts will work or not.

The 6 or 7 series motherboards from NVidia are built for gaming, they all come with multiple x16/2.0 expansion slots for SLI or dedicated sound cards.

You will more than likely get a new CPU socket, Depending on whether or not you want Intel or AMD. (Intel's - LGA775, AMD - AM2+?)

Faster RAM modules will also be used in these motherboards, timing up to 4-4-4-12 (double check that) which I assume is a lot faster than your current RAM.

You will reap the benefits of upgrading your motherboard, yes you will need to shell out a bit more money, but it will be WAY worth it in the long run.
PrivateClark
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posted 14 December 2008 17:55 EDT (US)     65 / 98       
How much do you think that would cost, if its up there i would probably prefer to just get a new computer, eitherway, i cant do both, upgrade my computer and get a new one. If i got a new computer it would be a gaming computer but i dont know when i would be able to get it...
Waffentraeger
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posted 14 December 2008 18:06 EDT (US)     66 / 98       
The better route would be to build your own pc. You can, and will save HUNDREDS of dollars by building your own than buying some crapy pre built pc.

I built my PC last year and saved roughly 450 dollars from getting it all from newegg,not to mention about 100 dollars of mail in rebates. It costed me almost $1500 to build this rig, where my friend bought an area-52 alienware pc for $2100 that was substantially lower grade than mine.

How much are you looking to spend?
PrivateClark
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posted 14 December 2008 21:20 EDT (US)     67 / 98       
I dont really know, at the moment i dont ahve nearly enough to buy all this, the reason im looking for a enw PC is because mine is 8 years old, even if i upgrade tons of stuff i dont know if itl be as good. Im trying to find out what i need so i have a target amount of money i need to save to get the upgrades/new computer. Nothing over $1500 i think.
Waffentraeger
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posted 14 December 2008 21:59 EDT (US)     68 / 98       
You can build an EXCELLENT pc for 1500 now, since your pc is 8 years old, it really is time for a new one.
PrivateClark
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posted 15 December 2008 19:29 EDT (US)     69 / 98       
Waffentraeger
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posted 15 December 2008 19:31 EDT (US)     70 / 98       
To be honest, it would be much worth your time to just buy a whole new pc. Sure you can upgrade it, but you might wind up buying more parts than you thought needed in the first place.

Plus, a new pc means that you wont need to upgrade for a while. (However, technology supposedly doubles itself every 6 months).

I find myself upgrading my pc about once every 1.5 years or so, usually when a new game comes out I upgrade (ie: ETW)

So I think it would be in your best interest to upgrade, and if you have the money, more power to ya.
Hussarknight
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posted 16 December 2008 09:29 EDT (US)     71 / 98       
Upgrading an eight year old pc is going to be quite hard and not very cost-effecient, so if you have the money it's better to buy a completely new one. You can re-use some old components tough, for example you could re-use your harddisk (which also saves you the trouble of migrating all you files to a new one).

          Hussarknight
Waffentraeger
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posted 16 December 2008 10:47 EDT (US)     72 / 98       
If his pc is 8 years old, it has IDE cables which has a way slower transfer rate + the HD's capacity is much smaller.
PrivateClark
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posted 16 December 2008 11:59 EDT (US)     73 / 98       
Waffentraeger
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posted 16 December 2008 12:16 EDT (US)     74 / 98       
And once you do have $1500, I suggest that you build your own pc, like I said you can save hundreds.
dsmi1
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posted 16 December 2008 23:06 EDT (US)     75 / 98       
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: F3Sc
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 786MB used, 3153MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8400M G
Display Memory: 512.0 MB

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