Duke Nukem Forever PC requirements released

By Emil ยท 30 replies
May 3, 2011
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  1. BloodyDuster

    BloodyDuster TS Rookie

    Last line: you mean a month away from release.
  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    My prediction is this game will turn out to be a dog. I've read preview articles in PC Gamer and Game Informer magazines and even though they tried to be polite and encouraging, it was pretty clear they were unimpressed with what they saw. The trailer looks very lame too.

    I think with the delays, the multiple developers and high expectations - it's just too much to ask for a decent game to come out of it all. I personally won't even consider buying it until it's been out for several weeks where I can read a large amount of professional and user reviews to get a consensus.
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Yeah, this thing is just too overhyped. People will end up being disappointed. This game will probably bring nothing new to the table in terms of graphics, mechanics or gameplay.

    Its only saving grace would be if they had a great plot, great writing, and great acting, which would cause it to stand out from everything that has been put out in the last decade. And judging by the trailers, I doubt this is the case.
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    DNF boasts 5x more single player game play then modern warfare. That in itself is worth the buy. Then there is the nostalgia factor. I loved that video it gave me duke nukem 3d flashbacks. I have already preordered this will be like 1 of the only 3 games ill probably actually buy this year.

    Of course it cannot live up to the hype. But most people playing this game probably weren't even alive when duke nukem 3d came out. And at that time pc gaming was a small part of the market most people have never played this game and or didn't own a computer back then. Btw they will have a demo.

    If they do have as much single player as they say that will be great. Then if they stay along with the feel the last release had this will end up being a pretty epic release. For instance duke tells a boss in duke nukem 3d, "I'm going to rip off your head and sh!t down your throat". Then low and behold after you beat the boss it shows a cinematic of him ripping off his head, then sitting on his kneck whistling reading a newspaper. And that was what 1997 which was pretty damn astounding for its time. If they keep the same feel alive in DNF it will be a hit.
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    If this game is intended to run great with "Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS / ATI Radeon HD 3850", then I predict you'll be able to find it in the bargain bin for $4.99 within a month of its release. I've bought leapfrog games for my nephew that had stricter requirements. I'll pass.
  6. fraggleki

    fraggleki TS Rookie Posts: 17

    @Wendig0 . You are ignorrant. Crysis 2 is the most graphical advanced game out and its recommend card is only a 8800 GT and the 8800 GTS is almost exactly the same speed. In some cases a 8800GTS is faster. So dont judge a game by its requirements. Thank You!
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Reading is fundamental fraggleki. The cards you mentioned are only the minimum to run Crysis 2. The recommended cards are the GTX280 & HD4870, and the highly recommended cards are the GTX560 Ti & HD4870 x2.

    BTW, I believe the spelling you were looking for is ignorant.
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    It could be a neologism for a rant made by an ignorant person. =)
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Crysis2 in its current form is far from being the most graphically intense game. Metro 2033 is likely far more demanding on hardware for example, but its all dependant on the settings, resolution and whether you're using DX9/10/11.

    Least thats how I view it anyway.
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    What Leeky said. Crysis 2 doesn't even compare to the original Crysis.
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Remember that metro is strictly single player so its not fair really to compare it to a multiplayer game. I'm thinking it won't be as pretty as crysis 2 but its not far behind. The gameplay and story will make this game shine.
  12. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    That about sums it up. I believe I stepped on his fanboy parts when I said that DNF wasn't for me. :D
  13. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    dang there is one requirement I dont meet, a soild release date XD
  14. i know that amd dual core optimizer is included in windos, so why to intsal?
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    You really should not be throwing around the word ignorant..or, as you write 'ignorrant'. Crysis 2 is so far from the most 'graphically advanced game' it's sad. firstly, it's a console port. Secondly it's DX9, a decade old API. Thirdly ..it's a console port. Boy did you buy into Cervat's BS:rolleyes: :)
  16. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    Pretty lame requirements for such an expected title.

    Wendig0: Crysis 2 requirements are not impresive at all.
  17. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    That's exactly my point, but as Red mentioned, it's a console port.
  18. I think it's sad that everyone's setting this game at such a high level of expectations when we should all be thankful just for the fact that we'll be able to say, "Yes. I've actually played Duke Nukem Forever in its entirety."

    I'm only 24, but I've been exposed to, and taken apart of, the many jokes surrounding this development process since 2000 or so. If you're 18 or younger, you're probably a bit confused about why the adults are so excited about this: We grew up on the franchise, and now we're actually going to be able to play Duke Nukem Forever after 10 years of jokes. Not because it's going to be the best game ever.
  19. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I have to agree that the recommended specifications are pretty low for such a high profile title. We have 3 year old graphics parts for recommended GPUs, Socket 775 / 939 processors and real kicker is the AMD Dual Core Optimizer. I haven't heard that utility mentioned since my MSI Socket 939 board died years ago.
  20. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    Haha, I wonder if that means they probably started the now current build of the game back in 2005 or something.

    To be honest, it's probably for the better that this game won't be a milestone app for performance benchmarks. Maybe more people will pick it up then, especially if the multiplayer turns out to be any good.
  21. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    This will be recalled like "Hey! Let it be like starcraft II and not like duke nukem forever".
  22. Why do people are so obsessed with requirements, I really don't know. Higher requirements don't necessarily translate into better graphics. It may just mean bad programming and less optimizing, which is the norm in PC games unfortunately all these years and I don't really know why people like that. Why they find it logical to spend $500+ on a graphics cards to play a game to the max because its developers are lazy untalented asses.

    The argument about Metro 2033 and Crysis 2 is used a lot. In my opinion when the games are in motion (not static screenshots) Crysis 2 outshines both the original Crysis and Metro 2033 by a mile but each to his own. Personally I don't enjoy the low res hunting many people seem to be so fond of lately.
  23. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    Weather DNF has dated graphics or not should not matter to true Duke fans.
    Duke Nukem 3D did not have superior graphics of its time.

    What it had was superior character, and I dare say not even one game released since then have lived up to good old Duke!

    Comparing it with Crysis is just lame, Crysis had one thing, that is graphics.
    The game itself sucks so bad it's not even funny, and in Crysis 2 they made the graphics worse.
    Boy do I feel like a horse for not canceling my pre-order of that POS!
  24. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    Crysis 2's graphics aren't even close to how good Crysis 1's are.

    As for the best graphics in the mean time? Nothing compares to how good Metro 2033 looks.

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