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Dead Island is ridiculously too heavy

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September 26, 2011 6:27:01 AM

Minimum:
OS: Windows XP
Processor: Core2Duo 2.66 GHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI 2600XT 512MB VRAM (GeForce 8600GT)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
Hard Drive: 7 GB available hard drive space
Other: keyboard, mouse

Recommended
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Core2Duo 2.66 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 9600 (1GB)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
Hard Drive: 7 GB available hard drive space
Other: keyboard, mouse

What the hell 2.66 ghz both on minimum and recommended? It's too heavy! I ran my PC on this website http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

Dead Island can run in my PC but you know what.. My processor is only Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 @2.13ghz but the requirement says 2.66ghz.





I just don't get it...
September 26, 2011 8:48:05 AM

Something to remember: "minimum" is not guaranteed to have your game run smooth on a specific machine. You should always take those minimum requirements with a grain of salt. There is no way you would have a good gaming experience with the "minimum" they provide.
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September 26, 2011 9:25:41 PM

By publishing those "minimum" requirements they extend the stretch of their consumer bracket (almost into your capabilities). So after you buy, install, and attempt to play the game you'll realize that your system can't really meet the requirements to enjoy the game experience and either:

A) Spend money on better hardware (thus allowing you to buy and play more games)
B) Give up and attempt to return the game only to find out that opened software CANNOT be returned or exchanged, thus leading back to option A.

Over the course of my gaming life I've been victim of this scheme at least 2 dozen times.
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September 26, 2011 10:31:52 PM

"Minimum" basically means "It'll run like crap, probably even on low settings".
Also... Core 2 Duo 2.66 is not a high requirement for a new game, I'm afraid.
Maybe download a demo, if there is one. Just check it out. If you like the performance, all is good.
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September 26, 2011 11:17:15 PM

I suppose the game is a bit CPU intensive since the recommend video card is only a GeForce 9600GT. That's what I got in my home theater PC.

Dead Island uses the Chrome Engine 5 which is cross platform compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3 as well. That tells me that the engine is not very well optimized for the PC; a side effect to ensure that the engine is more streamlined for the Xbox and PS3 since their CPUs are less power than a Core 2 Duo.

On the plus side, at least it is not a crappy port of a console which requires a quad core CPU for good performance; like GTA IV.
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September 27, 2011 6:09:20 PM

Go by the specs on the box not some 3rd party website.

Since min/rec specs are the same x cpu or better is inferred. Since you are close you might be able to chance it. Your call.
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September 28, 2011 1:49:37 PM

I'm quite picky but I feel like this rule is shared amongst many of us:

Recommended Specs should ALWAYS be your minimum requirements.


In the future, go by this basic rule and you'll at least be able to play the game (I'm sorry you had to learn the hard way...).
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September 28, 2011 3:40:53 PM

I once ran F.E.A.R on a 440TI video card with the min specs, i had to turn every down and it barely played. Like Eldd said, take the min reqs with a grain of salt.

Even SC2's min reqs the game becomes unplayable with lost of units and big battles on the screen.
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