How to check system requirements before you buy the game

By TimeParadoX
Oct 19, 2006
  1. Have you ever bought a game and found it annoying that you couldn't play it? Then this link will tell you if you can run the game before buying it!

    If your computer scores "Recommended": You can run the game on High or Max settings.

    If your computer scores "Minimum": You'll need to upgrade parts of your computer in order to play the game, This could include RAM, Videocard, Processor, or even a new Operating System.

    If you have any questions just make a Topic and i'll help as soon as I can :)
  2. kevinsand

    kevinsand TS Rookie

    thats wicked sick dude thanks!
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Excellent find mate, very helpful.

    I have retitled your thread to something a little more appropriate.

    Thread Stickied.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. Dilmog

    Dilmog TS Rookie Posts: 123

    Nice! i like it alot.
  5. cranwo

    cranwo TS Rookie Posts: 18

    PC System Check

    Many Thanks for the link I shall try it out and hopefully find out why my game ain't loading.
    See I knew that someone would help what a brilliant site this is
    Many Many Thanks

    Regards Keep up the good work
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Oh didnt know that this topic was still being looked at =P

    Well im glad it helped a few people out.. alot of people are posting the link to others with game problems =)
  7. am21

    am21 TS Rookie Posts: 44

    great find.

    thanks :)
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    You're welcome =)
  9. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    That is a cool thing. surprisingly, I can pass the min for SimCity 4, but not totally the recommended (PC specs in my profile) but just cuz I can pass the min doesnt mean its gonna run fast :D
    thx for putting that link there
  10. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Lol yeah SimCity 4 with a 7900GTX SLi runs at like 999FPS :haha:

    Well im glad the link helped someone, if you have any questions on something about games private message me, also if you play any online games ( Counterstrike, Halflife, Battlefield or something like that ) then we can play on a server and own some newbies ;)
  11. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    this is perfeect
    you da man
  12. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Lol thanks meNOname :D
  13. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9


    That was awesome TimeParadoX...Luv it! How did u find this beauty??? :grinthumb
  14. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    really great feature Time.

    Heres my result for BF2142 (my fav FPS atm)

    Minimum: Pentium 4/Athlon XP or better
    You Have: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
    CPU Speed
    Minimum: 1.7 GHz
    You Have: 2.20 GHz Performance Rated at 3.50 GHz
    System RAM
    Minimum: 512 MB
    You Have: 1022.5 MB
    Operating System
    Minimum: Windows XP with latest service pack installed
    You Have: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    Video Card
    Minimum: 128Mb DirectX compliant video card with Pixel shader 2.0 and above (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800+ [GF 6600 not supported] / ATI Radeon 9500+)
    You Have: Radeon X1900 Series (Radeon X1900 Series (0x7249))
    Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card

    Video RAM: Required - 128 MB , You have - 512.0 MB
    Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
    Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
    Vertex Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 3.0
    Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 3.0

    Video Card Driver Version (DirectX)
    Your driver version number is:
    FYI: Make sure you have the latest driver for your video card. Click 'Free Driver Update' and we'll direct you to your video card manufacturer.
    DirectX Version
    Minimum: DirectX 9.0c February 2006 edition (included)
    You Have: 9.0c
    Sound Card
    Minimum: Yes
    You Have: ATI T200 Unified AVStream Driver
    Sound Card Driver Version
    Your driver version number is:
    FYI: Your sound card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper sound card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.
    Free Disk Space
    Minimum: 2.2 GB
    You Have: 55.1 GB
    Minimum: 8X DVD-ROM (This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW and virtual drives.)
    You Have: LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-1635S USB Device
  15. Tlolop

    Tlolop TS Rookie

    HI, somethign in my computer blew up or something and now it works extrmely slow. Im sure I will be getting a new computer pretty soon, but I don't know what kind to get. All I know is i want to be able to play the SIms2 series completely well without having any problems. THe computer i have now never quite worked right with that game, it froze, lagged, etc. I also wnat to be able to play the new games that have been coming out like Civilizations at war.
    I don't really know too well how much better a certain graphics caqrd or harddrive or prossessor is compared to others, I just want the best i can get without spending a crapload on a computer. If anyone can help that would be extremely helpful and very nice.

    THe comp i have now which is probably going to die soon has these things in it...

    Windows XP Home edition v. 2002
    AMD Athlon(tm)XP 2800+ prssessor
    2.08 GHz, 512 MB of Ram
    GeforceFX 6200 AGP 258 MB grapgics card
    directX 9.0c

    so im not sure how much better the computer selling today are than this.. :)

  16. Computergeek564

    Computergeek564 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    That link is soo going to be added to my favourites - THANKS!

    It even gives you drivers, I like it!!
  17. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    If you need to ask a question please do it in your own thread.

    Thanks for the link.
  18. ThaUnknown

    ThaUnknown TS Rookie Posts: 62

    wow dude you helped alot..i always have this problem
  19. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Glad to know that this link is still helping people! :D
  20. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Do I hear the word "sticky"?

    It already is :unch: !
  21. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It`s already a sticky ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  22. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Yeah I was surprised this would actualy get a sticky ;)
  23. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115


    Thats a really good site! THANX!
  24. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    You're welcome Sled, If you ever want to play some Counterstrike or something then just give me a message on Xfire ( my name is SilentGorilla000 on there and on Steam )
  25. northwoodshoney

    northwoodshoney TS Rookie

    Thank You!!!!

    My son was frustrated because he couldn't figure out why WOW wouldn't work on my PC...This link saved me an incredible amount of time! I would have spent countless frustrating hours trying to figure it out by process of elimination.

    Thank You!!!
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