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Windows 7: I want to play simcity on my latop but system not strong enough

20 Mar 2013   #1

windows 7
I want to play simcity on my latop but system not strong enough

I want to play simcity on my latop but system not strong enough. Is an upgrade possible or should i just get a computer. I went on the can you run it site and it gave me these specs.

Minimum: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0 GHz or better
You Have: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60GHz
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Upgrade Suggested

CPU Speed
Minimum: Info
You Have: 1.6 GHz

Minimum: 2 GB
You Have: 4.0 GB

Minimum: Windows XP/Vista/7
You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
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Video Card(BAD)
Minimum: ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better /nVidia GeForce 7800 or better /Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better
You Have: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
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Upgrade Suggested
Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card
Required You Have
Pixel Shader version 3.0 4.1
Vertex Shader version 3.0 4.1
Dedicated Video RAM 256 MB 128 MB

Sound Card(GOOD)
Minimum: Yes
You Have: Realtek High Definition Audio
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Free Disk Space(GOOD)
Minimum: 10 GB
You Have: 211.1 GB
Is it possible also I have a 6 cell li-ion battery

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20 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

"Can you run it?" is definitely wrong with the CPU. Sandy Bridge Celeron @ 1.6 will demolish the AMD+ 4000+ and Core 2 Duo at 2 GHz due to far more efficient architecture. The Intel HD 2000 graphics according to Passmark is on par with the GeForce 7800 GT (196 to 224 vs 211) so you can play smoothly with occasional choppiness on the lowest setting.

The best way is to actually run it and see if the performance is adequate.
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20 Mar 2013   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there.
Just a remark on the LATEST version of SimCity.

I was listening last night on BBC Radio (BBC R5 Live) "Up all Night" to Rhod Sharpe who had an excellent snippet on his program about the latest version of SimCity where the gamers were discussing that "It looks as if it isn't properly developed yet" where things fade / disappear etc and also the prospect now of less and less of future games being available to play from the Disk - you will have to play more and more connected to the servers and PAY a subscription or for updates etc.

Not sure if I like that way it's going -- however it's all to do with generating more profit -- I thing they use that GHASTLY term "Monetising the product". - Why can't people just speak plain English and say "Rip the customers off".

SimCity was a classic game - now trying to get half developed stuff out of the door and expect users to find errors / debug the game seems to be a way to KILL the whole idea of what decent gaming should all be about.

It runs OK (older version) on a laptop with 8GB RAM and an i3 processor. I've got an SSD and you need a decent external monitor I'm using a Samsung 24 inch LCD. -- my Graphics is the bog standard INTEL graphics in the laptop (Intel Graphics HD 3000). Not by any means a dream Gamers machine.

You might find the SimCity discussion somewhere in the BBC's podcast of last nights program -- It's a 4 Hour show from 01.00 GMT - 05.00 GMT and from what I remember I was listening about 1 Hr in.

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20 Mar 2013   #4

windows 7

Thanks guys i will try it. Jimbo45 Ea has been screwing me with alot of things. Between that chargering for a year and not telling me to horrible customer service help. So I know down the road there going to do something annonying to take more money out my pocket. I think of a great series like Mass Effect they did the customer wrong they dont care its all about the profit. I just bought the game smh Ill let you guys knw if it works.
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21 Mar 2013   #5

windows 7

Thanks guys bought it and plays great!!!!!!!
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21 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

It does? Good, they fixed the server issues.

or maybe the server overloading just "resolved itself"
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21 Mar 2013   #7

windows 7

So far no problems for me though I only play single player. I stil think its stupid to be online all the time if u only want to play single but they want more profit.

THe game is fun just starting to notices some annonying glitches like the trains not working
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