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In the MIX Jul 3, 2013 @ 12:19am
Minimum requirement?
I used to play this on a Pentium 1 90 mhz, why do i now need a 1,8 GHZ power horse of a machine to play this? Did they add crysis graphics?
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Lunick Jul 3, 2013 @ 1:48am 
DOSBox.

You could take the files from this version and go and play on an old machine if you'd like.
Kickin' Chicken Jul 7, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
Power horse, funny!
Gabriel Lasagna Aug 31, 2013 @ 8:44pm 
this game nearly made my rig melt when i first played it
4 gigs just arent enough i guess
ReBoot Sep 15, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
Emulation. This game doesn't run native on a modern PC. BTW, you wouldn't get it to work on a modern PC anyway. DOSBox emulates everything. And that costs a hell lot of performance.
El Gringo Sep 20, 2013 @ 7:25am 
I think the game will run native in a system with a pentium IV with windows xp 32 bits
Last edited by El Gringo; Sep 20, 2013 @ 7:25am
El Gringo Sep 20, 2013 @ 7:29am 
I use the D-FEND reloaded and I select ddraw in grafics configuration menu, fullscreen 1920x1080 and no scaling and It seems native.
Last edited by El Gringo; Sep 20, 2013 @ 7:30am
ReBoot Sep 20, 2013 @ 7:32am 
Originally posted by Hammuro Genmma:
I use the D-FEND reloaded and I select ddraw in grafics configuration menu, fullscreen 1920x1080 and no scaling and It seems native.
Seems or is?
Roxor128 Nov 29, 2013 @ 12:33am 
If you could run it natively, you could run it on a 386. You can't run DOS software natively any more, so it's instead run inside a program which simulates a Pentium-class PC. The downside is that simulating the hardware of another computer is a very demanding task, thus the high system requirements.
Evilman Jan 14, 2015 @ 9:01pm 
Originally posted by Doomguy:
I think the game will run native in a system with a pentium IV with windows xp 32 bits

I confirm this. I played this game without any emulation software with my old XP 32 bits years ago. :)
Aнархист Aug 21, 2015 @ 5:48am 
I played this years ago, on a 386SX, 4 MB Ram, about 25/33 MHz...needed about 5 MB of disk space...This should be the ORIGINAL system requirements, back in those days.

Now, I dont even know, why I should BUY this game again, also, its Abandonware, for years now, or they have changed the right again, in purpose, to "MILK" honest users once more, for really, really ancient things of the glorious past of the DOS ages.

Hey devs, this is NOT like, it is with the Wine...and I just cant understand modern "social-gaming-platforms" any more...and a big LOL to that, too.

For people, who can afford, to waste their money (again).
Kickin' Chicken Aug 21, 2015 @ 7:24am 
Originally posted by CulteofSchroedinger:
I played this years ago, on a 386SX, 4 MB Ram, about 25/33 MHz...needed about 5 MB of disk space...This should be the ORIGINAL system requirements, back in those days.

Now, I dont even know, why I should BUY this game again, also, its Abandonware, for years now, or they have changed the right again, in purpose, to "MILK" honest users once more, for really, really ancient things of the glorious past of the DOS ages.

Hey devs, this is NOT like, it is with the Wine...and I just cant understand modern "social-gaming-platforms" any more...and a big LOL to that, too.

For people, who can afford, to waste their money (again).

Your comma key must be worn down to a nub.
Ultimate Doomer Sep 1, 2015 @ 3:06am 
Originally posted by CulteofSchroedinger:
Now, I dont even know, why I should BUY this game again, also, its Abandonware, for years now
Duke Nukem II is not and never was abandonware. Abandonware is "a product, typically software, ignored by its owner and manufacturer, and for which no product support is available." (Wikipedia)

And just because some games are available on so-called "abandonware" websites does not make them abandonware. Even the full versions of DOOM are available on some of those sites, and that's certainly not abandonware.
Originally posted by CulteofSchroedinger:
Now, I dont even know, why I should BUY this game again, also, its Abandonware, for years

No, just because all old dos games ended up on illegal websites to download doesn't mean they are Freeware.
The Duke Nukem games as well as all other Apogee/3D Realms Games where constantly sold at least over their own website thorughout all the years. Same is true for example for the classic id Software titles like Commander Keen. Same is true for a lot of other games that followed the Shareware model. Even Epic Games, while never promoting it, used to sell their old games like Jill of the Jungle or Jazz Jackrabbit over an digital store.

It's a shame that crap websites like Abandonia and others planted this stupid "it's old, so it's "abandoned and free""-thinking into the heads of so many "gamers".

As on a sidenote: Emulation always requires way more power than what the original requirements were, simply because an entire System has to be emulated. There's a reason why BSNES once required a Quadcore CPU to emulate the SNES 95% accurate (while all the ♥♥♥♥ emulators like ZSNES or SNES9X ran on age old PCs their emulation was never accurate, usually with graphic bugs, glitches and other problems)
Same is true with Dosbox, it's an emulator that emulates an entire PC and since it's highly unoptimized (the last version came out when? 2010?) some games actually can even overheat a new PC and bring it to it's knees. I once nearly killed a Dual Core CPU trying to get the SVGA mode of Fatal Racing (Dos game from 1996) to work (i couldn't, it ran with like 10 FPS leading to a cpu overheat shutdown...)
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