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#895687 - 06/19/13 09:24 PM System Requirements for a game
Trisha Offline
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Hello it's been a very long time since I had checked my comp to see if it meets all the system requirements to play a game. Can someone please tell me how to check to see if I can play the new dracula adventure game?The requirements are OS: Windows® XP/Vista/Seven/8
CPU: 2 Ghz
RAM: 2 GB
Video: 1 GB
Directx 9.0C / OpenGL


Thank you smile


Edited by Trisha (06/19/13 09:25 PM)

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#895694 - 06/19/13 09:48 PM Re: System Requirements for a game [Re: Trisha]
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You can get your specs from running the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag).

Assuming you have Vista or Win7, click the Start button in the lower left of your screen, type dxdiag in the Start Search box, and Enter.

The leftmost tab (System tab) should show Processor: (GHz) and Memory: (RAM).
The Display tab should show video card information, like "Approx. Total Memory." Note that when they say you need 1GB of Video memory, that probably means shared memory won't work well.

Whether your video drivers support OpenGL or not will probably depend on your driver version. You can find your driver version from the Display tab of dxdiag and then ask Google if that version supports OpenGL or not.

Assuming the requirements listed at Adventure Shop are correct, Dracula 4 really is a hog for video memory. For comparison, Dracula 3 only required 64MB of video RAM. Even Sherlock Testament only required 256MB of video RAM as a minimum.

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#895697 - 06/19/13 09:59 PM Re: System Requirements for a game [Re: Jenny100]
Trisha Offline
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Hi Jenny,

Thank you for the help, I have a windows xp and I have played The Testament of Sherlock Holmes and it played just fine on this comp.

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#895715 - 06/19/13 11:18 PM Re: System Requirements for a game [Re: Trisha]
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If you have XP, start dxdiag by clicking the Start button, then Run, type
dxdiag
in the box and OK it.

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