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Raynaldo Oct 5, 2013 @ 10:20am
What is up with the System Requirements??
Aren't they a bit too high for a game from 1991?? The only number that makes sense is 1mb ram for Macs, everything else is crazy in terms of 90's.
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megamanfan01 Oct 9, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
1.8 ghz 512mb ram.

I dunno doesn't seem very high.Are there any other 1991 games on steam to compare.
Raynaldo Oct 9, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
Originally posted by megamanfan01:
1.8 ghz 512mb ram.

I dunno doesn't seem very high.Are there any other 1991 games on steam to compare.
Not very high? How old are you? For 1991 that is astronomical.
megamanfan01 Oct 9, 2013 @ 7:51pm 
Originally posted by Raynaldo:
Originally posted by megamanfan01:
1.8 ghz 512mb ram.

I dunno doesn't seem very high.Are there any other 1991 games on steam to compare.
Not very high? How old are you? For 1991 that is astronomical.
I nderstand what you mean i'm just saying maybe they needed to add files to make it run on modern machines....or something.Again are there any games on steam from this period in time to compare system req.

and I was about 1 when this game came out in 1991
Raynaldo Oct 10, 2013 @ 12:29am 
Originally posted by megamanfan01:
Again are there any games on steam from this period in time to compare system req.
X: Beyond the Frontier came out in 1999 and requires 200 Mhz processor and 32 mb ram, according to its Steam page. However, I just realized the Steam client itself requires 1ghz and 512 mb ram, which makes any games with requirements below that practically unplayable.
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megamanfan01 Oct 10, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
Originally posted by Raynaldo:
Originally posted by megamanfan01:
Again are there any games on steam from this period in time to compare system req.
X: Beyond the Frontier came out in 1999 and requires 200 Mhz processor and 32 mb ram, according to its Steam page. However, I just realized the Steam client itself requires 1ghz and 512 mb ram, which makes any games with requirements below that practically unplayable.
interesting
Raynaldo Oct 11, 2013 @ 6:23am 
Though it turned out most old games run fine independently if you start them from the folder, so that's an easy solution.
WaWoBiceps Nov 5, 2013 @ 8:12am 
Originally posted by Raynaldo:
Though it turned out most old games run fine independently if you start them from the folder, so that's an easy solution.
Yeah, but how do you install them then?
haha
Raynaldo Nov 5, 2013 @ 11:02am 
Although extremely sluggish, Steam is still functional on slow laptops, so I managed to copy the files and verify them for the games I wanted.
RetroJaro Nov 18, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
The system requirements are probably just because of dosbox.
You have to understand one thing.. you're not running the dos game alone, you're emulating dos through dosbox on top of your operating system to play the game. It makes sense why these system requirements are in place to me. If you were running in native dos you'd need a 286, 550k ram, and 10 mb harddrive space.. but because this game is not run in native dos support and instead through a dos emulator, the system requirements are of course much higher.
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Raynaldo Nov 19, 2013 @ 12:38am 
Originally posted by RetroJaro:
The system requirements are probably just because of dosbox.
You have to understand one thing.. you're not running the dos game alone, you're emulating dos through dosbox on top of your operating system to play the game. It makes sense why these system requirements are in place to me. If you were running in native dos you'd need a 286, 550k ram, and 10 mb harddrive space.. but because this game is not run in native dos support and instead through a dos emulator, the system requirements are of course much higher.
I don't use DoxBox a lot but I don't think it's THAT heavy... even a PlayStation emulator runs on much slower machines.
MrSirrr Nov 28, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
512 ram ? hahahah yeah right, i had that literally like 10 years later in 2001-2002
Panser Dec 22, 2013 @ 5:24pm 
1991...I used to play this back in the day on an 8086 running at something like 3MHz and with 512k of RAM. Monochrome monitor, no soundcard. You knew your computer was rubbish when Duke Nukem would often make it lock up!
Oksymoron Dec 23, 2013 @ 9:40am 
Dam you 90's :D @Panser, the same thing with Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and Duke 3D :D
Raynaldo Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Originally posted by Oksymoron:
Dam you 90's :D @Panser, the same thing with Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and Duke 3D :D
My PC actually stuttered to run Doom in its original state, I had to use an updated version.
DL Dec 23, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
For anyone who missed it ;)

Additional:If you can't run this game, you might need to upgrade your Atomic Toaster
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