Can you run it? System requirements FAQ.
Saw this posted on another forum, thought I should post it here as well. Since there seems to be some confusion regarding this topic.
" This thread was made to prevent 1000 other threads popping up with the same question.
Thank you. This was reallly helpful
I love the whole idea of this but I highly doubt it'll stop the same crappy topics being posted, happens on every board. If only people weren't so lazy.
From: CJayC | Posted: 6/3/2003
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I'm suprised they haven't said anything about the requirements yet anyways thanks for this gives me hope that i can play it :P
Thanks for the tips. Steam has some requirements listed, but they don't seem accurate.
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: 2.4 Ghz or equivalent processor
Memory: 1GB System RAM (2GB recommended with Vista)
Graphics: 256mb video ram or better (GeForce 8 series or higher/Radeon R8xx series)
Hard Drive: 8 GB or more free space
Sound: Windows compatible sound card
Although, it doesn't say if that's the minimum or recommended, whether that's a single or a dual core processor, and has the GeForce8 and ATI 5xxx series listed which are not even close to being comparable in performance.
"Borderlands uses the Unreal Tournament 3 engine. So if you are able to run UT3 you technically should be able to run Borderlands. Therefore, we shall start by posting"
Eh. This can vary tremendously though. For instance, here's the requirements for games based on the Source engine when it was first released compared to today.
Half Life 2
Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP
Processor: 1.2 GHZ
Graphics: DirectX 7 level graphics
Left 4 Dead
Supported OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better
Hard Drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
"Among other things he said that if you can play Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 dead on High settings, you should have no problems playing Borderlands."
That's interesting. I did not know that. For reference, I was able to run TF2 on high settings with an AMD 3000+, x800XT, and 2GB RAM on XP. If that helps anybody.
Half Life 2 and L4D are using totally different versions of the Source engine, so comparing the two doesn't work that well.
Another helpful tip I've seen given is to download the Batman: Arkham Asylum demo from Steam, since that's another recent Unreal Engine 3 game.
Go to synaesthesia.
Dalagga, i would just put my faith in Pitchford's statement, As that is all gearbox has really stated. If you can run tf2, then borderlands should run fine on medium/low at least. Maybe even high.
"Half Life 2 and L4D are using totally different versions of the Source engine, so comparing the two doesn't work that well."
That was kind of my point. You never know what kind of tweaks the developers have made. Although, if you want to compare the same versions of the source engine, look at HL2 vs Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines. I don't recall the specs, but I do know that on my old rig VtM:B ran at roughly half the framerate maxed out as HL2 did, and HL2 looked better.
"Another helpful tip I've seen given is to download the Batman: Arkham Asylum demo from Steam, since that's another recent Unreal Engine 3 game."
Well, you'd have to be sure to run it without the PhysX on to get a somewhat accurate comparison.
"Dalagga, i would just put my faith in Pitchford's statement, As that is all gearbox has really stated. If you can run tf2, then borderlands should run fine on medium/low at least. Maybe even high. "
Oh, I know. I wasn't trying to say you were wrong exactly. Just trying to point out that while some games built on the same engine may run similarly, other times the differences in performance can be dramatic.
I can run all those games so this makes me feel better :)
bump for reassurance
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oh yes, I was expecting it to be a somewhat demading game as well.