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Can I run GTA:SA on my hardware

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January 25, 2012 12:19:09 AM

Hi, I like to play San Andreas alot. I am buying a new laptop with the following specs:

PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8 GHz

MEMORY: 4GB DDR2 RAM

HARD DRIVE: 160GB - 7200RPM

DRIVE: DVD Burner (Play & Burn both DVD's and CD's)

DISPLAY: 14.1" UltraSharp LED WXGA+ Display (1440x900 Max Res)

VIDEO: 256MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M Adapter

WIRELESS: Dell 5150 Internal 802.11b/g/n Adapter

Will I be able to run GTA:SA at highest graphics? What about Midtown Madness 2?

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January 25, 2012 12:48:57 AM

Hi :) 

I seriously doubt it.... check GTA/SA requirements...will that tiny (256mb) video meet them ?

As a general rule Laptops are rubbish for games unless you spend a couple of thousand pounds on them....even then they are nowhere near as good as a desktop with a BIG graphics card in it...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 25, 2012 1:00:29 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

I seriously doubt it.... check GTA/SA requirements...will that tiny (256mb) video meet them ?

As a general rule Laptops are rubbish for games unless you spend a couple of thousand pounds on them....even then they are nowhere near as good as a desktop with a BIG graphics card in it...

All the best Brett :) 


Oh man, a couple thousand dollars?? The game came out in 2004... sigh i had no clue it was so hard to play game on computer!
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January 25, 2012 1:02:59 AM

I'm gonna thrown my vote in with the YES party because I had a poke around the web and found these...

Minimum System Requirements:

1GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon Processor
256MB of RAM
8x DVD-ROM Drive
3.6 GB of free Hard Disk space for a minimal install
64MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce3" or better)
DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound Card
Keyboard & Mouse


Recommended System Requirements

Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor (or better)
384(+) MB of RAM
16x DVD-ROM drive
4.7 GB of free Hard Disk space for a full install
128(+) MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce4" or better)
DirectX 9 compatible Surround Sound Card
Game pad with twin axis analog controls (USB or Joystick Port)
Keyboard & Mouse

http://grandtheftauto.filefront.com/info/sarequire
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January 25, 2012 1:09:37 AM

smokincola said:
I'm gonna thrown my vote in with the YES party because I had a poke around the web and found these...

Minimum System Requirements:

1GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon Processor
256MB of RAM
8x DVD-ROM Drive
3.6 GB of free Hard Disk space for a minimal install
64MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce3" or better)
DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound Card
Keyboard & Mouse


Recommended System Requirements

Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor (or better)
384(+) MB of RAM
16x DVD-ROM drive
4.7 GB of free Hard Disk space for a full install
128(+) MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce4" or better)
DirectX 9 compatible Surround Sound Card
Game pad with twin axis analog controls (USB or Joystick Port)
Keyboard & Mouse

http://grandtheftauto.filefront.com/info/sarequire


Wow, thanks. As you can observe I am not so great when it comes to gaming on computers. Are you saying I can run at max settings? :D 

What about game with these specs:

CPU Type: Pentium II
CPU Speed in MHz: 266MHz
RAM: 32MB, 64MB (Windows 2000)
Hard Drive Space: 250MB
Sound Card: DrectSound Compatible
CD Drive Speed: 4X
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution(s): 800x600
Compatible Devices:
Software (DirectX 5.0, etc.): DirectX 7.0a

Please tell me I can run!!! :cry:  :cry: 
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January 25, 2012 1:39:12 AM

on the first computer you posted you can run GTA:SA. on the second one, def not. you can try tetris :) 
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January 25, 2012 4:52:06 AM

I agree with AntiZig, you'll be lucky to run much more that Quake on the second rig, but the first rig will definitely run GTA:SA, the second rig might run GTA (original top down version), which I think you can get for free from the rockstar website.
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January 25, 2012 5:03:22 AM

GTA1 System Requirements

To be able to play this game properly your computer will need to have these specs at the least.

Minimum Specification
75 MHz Pentium or equivalent
16 Mb of RAM
1MB VESA compatible SVGA graphics card
DOS 6.0, Windows 95, Windows 98
80 MB of Hard Disk Space
Sound Card
Keyboard

Recommended Specification:
166MHz Pentium or equivalent
16Mb of RAM
2Mb VESA compatible SVGA graphics card
Windows 95 or Windows 98
80 MB of Hard Disk Space
Soundblaster Compatible Sound Card
Keyboard
Windows NT (any version)

http://www.thegtaplace.com/topdown/gta1/system-requirem...

Yep topdown is good for you, running on a PII 266mhz, but 3D is a NO WAY :D 
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January 25, 2012 7:35:28 AM

Oh and as far as Midtown Madness 2 is concerned, it was hard to find definitive specs for it but I found these.....

System Requirements

To play Microsoft Midtown Madness 2, you need:

* Pentium II 266 with 32 MB RAM (64 MB is recommended)
or Pentium II 233 with 32MB RAM (64 MB is recommended)
and 8 MB or better Direct 3D compatible video card for hardware acceleration
* Windows 95 operating system or higher
(including Windows 2000 and Windows Me-Millennium Edition)
* DirectX 7.0a API (included on torrent)
* Hard drive free disk space - 400 MB
* Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
* Sound board with speakers or headphones to hear audio
* DirectSound compatible 3D sound board to hear 3D audio
* 28.8 Kbps modem for Internet play
(Note: Internet play also requires 64 MB RAM and an existing Internet connection

but I can't say where I got them from cos it's naughty !


and in answer to the question that I misread, and thought was a system spec. YES the laptop you posted at the start would be more than capable of running a GAME with the specifications you listed (Pentium II 266mhz etc etc ...)
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January 25, 2012 8:54:32 AM

You can run GTA:SA easily on your new laptop but dude , the second one...
Well I just want to tell you that you aren't in the 1990s anymore :D 
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January 25, 2012 10:49:16 AM

I am very sorry for all the confusion. My new laptop has the following specifications:

  1. PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8 GHz
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  3. MEMORY: 4GB DDR2 RAM
  4.  
  5. HARD DRIVE: 160GB - 7200RPM
  6.  
  7. DRIVE: DVD Burner (Play & Burn both DVD's and CD's)
  8.  
  9. DISPLAY: 14.1" UltraSharp LED WXGA+ Display (1440x900 Max Res)
  10.  
  11. VIDEO: 256MB nVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M Adapter
  12.  
  13. WIRELESS: Dell 5150 Internal 802.11b/g/n Adapter


I want to run two PC games by the names of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Midtown Madness

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Requirements

  1. Minimum System Requirements:
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  3. 1GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon Processor
  4. 256MB of RAM
  5. 8x DVD-ROM Drive
  6. 3.6 GB of free Hard Disk space for a minimal install
  7. 64MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce3" or better)
  8. DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound Card
  9. Keyboard & Mouse
  10.  
  11.  
  12. Recommended System Requirements
  13.  
  14. Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor (or better)
  15. 384(+) MB of RAM
  16. 16x DVD-ROM drive
  17. 4.7 GB of free Hard Disk space for a full install
  18. 128(+) MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers ("GeForce4" or better)
  19. DirectX 9 compatible Surround Sound Card
  20. Game pad with twin axis analog controls (USB or Joystick Port)
  21. Keyboard & Mouse


Midtown Madness Requirements
  1. Pentium II 266 with 32 MB RAM (64 MB is recommended)
  2. or Pentium II 233 with 32MB RAM (64 MB is recommended)
  3. and 8 MB or better Direct 3D compatible video card for hardware acceleration
  4. * Windows 95 operating system or higher
  5. (including Windows 2000 and Windows Me-Millennium Edition)
  6. * DirectX 7.0a API (included on torrent)
  7. * Hard drive free disk space - 400 MB
  8. * Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
  9. * Sound board with speakers or headphones to hear audio
  10. * DirectSound compatible 3D sound board to hear 3D audio


I am thanking everyone for their wonderful replies, but can anyone tell me whether or not my laptop is mighty enough to play the Grand Theft and MIdtown Madness att full settings/max settings :)  :) 
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January 25, 2012 11:43:04 AM

it's good enough to play both games at lowest settings for sure, as far as max settings, not sure. Install the games and try it out, I'm sure you'll be able to settle on some level of visual detail that allows for playable framerate
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January 25, 2012 1:00:38 PM

AntiZig said:
it's good enough to play both games at lowest settings for sure, as far as max settings, not sure. Install the games and try it out, I'm sure you'll be able to settle on some level of visual detail that allows for playable framerate


Ok thank you AntiZig and all other kind people for your answers!
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January 25, 2012 1:00:54 PM

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January 25, 2012 3:04:50 PM

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