New to PC gaming

#1MusicalGamer98Posted 10/6/2011 1:26:45 PM
Well, what do I need in terms of equipment? I have access to Macs and a Dell Inspiron 14, 2011 model, I think. Do I need a specific controller? Do I need to get the drivers or does my comp download them for me? And what are the system requirements? Haven't gotten this game yet, but I plan to, after seeing nothing good on the Wii from 2K this year. And what's a graphics card? I don't know what it is or if I have/need one.
#2Joefatty2x4Posted 10/6/2011 3:41:02 PM

Man, where to start... You need a wired xbox 360 controller. Your computer will automatically download some drivers, but you may need to download some of them yourself. The driver for the 360 controller will automatically install when you plug it into your PC. Yes, of course you need a graphics card. System requirements are this:

Minimum System Requirements:

CPU: Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz Single Core processor or equivalent (2.8 Ghz for Vista)
RAM: 512 MB or more (1 GB for Vista)
Disc Drive: 8x or faster DVD drive
Hard Drive: 10.5 GB or more free space
Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible (see below)
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Input: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad

Video card with 128 MB or more memory and one of the following chipsets is required:

ATI x1300 or greater;
NVIDIA 6600 or greater;
DirectX 9.0c compatible card with Shader Model 3.0 support.

Important Note: Game requires Internet connection for activation

Recommended System Requirements:

CPU: 3 GHz Dual Core processor or equivalent
RAM: 2 GB
Disc Drive: 8x or faster DVD drive
Hard Drive: 10.5 GB or more free space
Video: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512 Ram (Nvidia(R) Geforce(R) 7900 GT or better)
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Input: Dual-analog gamepad
DirectX 9.0c or DirectX 10

#3Emporer_KazbarPosted 10/6/2011 3:49:41 PM
Joefatty2x4 posted...
Man, where to start... You need a wired xbox 360 controller.

Or you can buy a general PC controller. If you were to do as such, I'd recommend the Saitek P990 Dual Analog. Best controller I've ever owned.
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#4MusicalGamer98(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2011 4:13:36 PM
Is a video card a SD card? And how do I know if I have a graphics chip or the right one?
#5MusicalGamer98(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2011 4:41:10 PM
Well, my CPU has 2.0GHz but maybe 2.4, and I have 415 free GB on my hard drive, at least 2 GB RAM. Also, RealTek Built in sound, but I plan to use headphones.I have Intel(R) HD Graphics. and I don't know how to check most of that other stuff. I run Windows 7.

I might just end up popping this in and giving it a shot once I get it and the controller.
#6Joefatty2x4Posted 10/6/2011 6:49:10 PM
This is a graphics card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130662&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
#7Joefatty2x4Posted 10/6/2011 6:51:45 PM
The Intel HD Graphics is your "graphics card" but it's actually built right into the processor. I assume you have a laptop?
#8crimsonassassinPosted 10/7/2011 12:36:17 AM
If you have an integrated laptop card, forget about it. The game will not play in any recognizable form.
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#9lunchbox2042Posted 10/7/2011 4:43:58 AM
I use my PS3 controller for it. Just have to download DS3 tool and it works perfectly.
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#10MusicalGamer98(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2011 12:30:49 PM
Yeah I have a laptop, but I have a desktop mac, and I see this game can run on macs. But crimsonassassin, if I went with the mac, would it work?