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Hi All

Just wondering why the minimum requirements have been set so high? Got my first chance to play this game in beta on the weekend and have experienced no issues so far. I am running Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit, with I7 CPU, GTX760 Video card and 4G RAM.

 

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Alex 

Edited by Alex_Avero

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IMO the minimum specs are set to cut down the support requirements.

I.E. you may very well be able to get things running on lower than minimum, but WG don't have to (not saying they won't just that they don't have to) provide support for systems that don't meet the minimum.  It also cuts down on their development requirements in that they don't have to develop for as wide a range of systems and they can write code for higher end systems (better graphics etc) rather than being constrained by potatoes.

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I'm able to play on my win8 64bit OS, i3 processor, 10gb ram and GeForce 820m 2gb

 

running the game on medium settings~ :D

 

fps seems good, and the game runs smooth too at that~

Edited by ragster

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As I said, and as you've indicated folks, it is indeed possible to play on lower specs than the stated minimums.

How low has yet to be proven (I wonder if anyone has an old 286 floating around?) ;)

 

My view is that the specs are set around supportability.  By not listing XP (and Vista), WG cut down on the number of possible systems they HAVE to support/develop for.

This doesn't mean things won't work on other systems, or that WG won't provide support, but does give them a "get out of jail free" card to play if they can't get you running on a system that doesn't meet the requirements.

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Beta Tester
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I run on a laptop amd a8 1.8ghz at 50+ fps but I get a constant ping lag and frame drops down to 3 fps (weired as I dont get this in wot)

atleast you have a quad Could be because of the game engine and i have those problems too 

my setup:

R7 240 

Core duo E7500

2gb of ddr2(facepalm)ram

managing to play it at medium but with fps drops(summer heat maybe?)

 

Edited by tanker_marksman_2014

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Beta Tester
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I'm still able to play on my desktop which is Win7-32bit OS, i5 processor, 2GB RAM, & GTS 250 videocard. Still running fine though.

 

dat computer tho. Wonder how strong is it

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atleast you have a quad Could be because of the game engine and i have those problems too 

my setup:

R7 240 

Core duo E7500

2gb of ddr2(facepalm)ram

managing to play it at medium but with fps drops(summer heat maybe?)

 

Dont believe multithreading support is added yet, so a quad is actually worse than a dual.

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atleast you have a quad Could be because of the game engine and i have those problems too 

my setup:

R7 240 

Core duo E7500

2gb of ddr2(facepalm)ram

managing to play it at medium but with fps drops(summer heat maybe?)

 

 

I'd say it's RAM that's struggling - from my broken memory the game peaks around 900MB of RAM in use, on top of the usual Windowz RAM hogging you are probably stretching your system to it's limit, something has to give and Windowz doesn't give up RAM to anything ;)

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Ok been playing for the last 2 days and thought I might post some stuff.

 

 

 

On my oldish laptop with video settings at "medium" it runs at 35-50 FPS and looks just fine.


 

System specs in Spoiler box

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System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
       System Model: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
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       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
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     Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
        Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C


 

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Alpha Tester
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I Installed WoWS at my School Computer which not even better than my laptop

still running fine with 2 GB RAM:D

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As my current systems aren't going to be up to this, what should I sink my money into?  CPU or Graphics?


Current Systems:
Dual-core 2.26GHz, 8GB RAM, nVidia 9400M (256MB shared)
and
Dual-core 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, nVidia 8600GT (256MB dedicated)

I'm thinking my limiting factor here is going to be graphics, so would installing a $35 nVidia GT210 (1GB) into my Dual-core 2.5GHz get me over the line?  Or is it entirely new machine time?

Edit: Hmm, seems the GT210 wasn't a good example, apparently it's slower than my 8 year old 8600GT! Oh, because it's a 7 year old card, that is still on the shelves.  More research to do.
The question is still: Is WoWS graphics limited, and what's a good minimum level I should be looking at?

Edited by ShirouRabbit

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