Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by surpip, Jan 14, 2006.
good enough to work real good with insane
and geeks have any old ones?
I just have the one that came with the new computer we just got...Radeon sumthin or other I think
I works awesome for insane...
Whats your budget Dale? What card is in there now? Do you know if your computer is AGP or PCI Express? How old is it?
If you can tell me those things, I can make a recomendation. Good thing is that Insane isn't very demading, so you can get away with a fairly cheap card. Under $100 for a card that will make Insane scream along pretty good.
no way im gonna spent 100bucks on a 300 doallr comp
need a cheap used one
i know people are upgrading all the time
Ok...Lemme rephrase...Waaay under $100. What are your specs?
i have a decent one, just playing online it gets jerkey
$66 and it'll run Insane at the highest detail settings-
If it's jerky when you play online, it's not your video card. Does it play smoothly offline? It's prolly a connection issue. High ping/packet loss etc. It's prolly cause you're in Ok and Brandon is in Cali. If you were closer, it would be alot smoother. Try to find someone in your state, or a neighboring state to host a game. I'd bet money that it smooths out. Online gaming is my other life outside of wheelin...I won't play on a central or east coast server just for those reasons. The lag and "jerkyness" is frustrating.
I'm 1400 miles from Branndon...it was all good!
i have a NVIDIA geforce2 gts/geforce 2 pro right now
a little jerkey bymyself
when there is alot going on its jerkey
512meg of ram max my comp will take
512 RAM is plenty for Insane...but your vid card is...outdated to say the least. Even the cheaper cards available today will out perform it. You might want to try turing the details down as far as you can and play at a pretty low resolution...that should smooth it up a bit.
As for the connection and distance thing, it really depends on how many hops the data has to make in transit. Rene could be 1400 miles away, but if the data makes less hops than it would between Dale and Branndon, then the connection will prolly be better.
Jethro's advice is good, and hes exactly right about routing and lag. In this case there is something thats being overlooked. Codebreakers gaming enginer (the "backbone" of insane) is very very VERY CPU based. IT works alot like half life used to. A new video card (that 9600 jethro posted) will probably smooth things out for the most part, but you will still see frame drop (the cause of choppyness) when there is alot happening on your screen.
the p3 and 768 ram (that is definatly only PC133 at best) are your limitation for gaming.
So heres your decision:
1) This is the only game you really play, and you just want it to be a little better off. Get the video card.
2) you would like to get into some more games, not necessarly to the level of addiction some people have, but you wanna play more. Snag a new motherboard / cpu / ram. You can even get motherboards (for less than 100$) that have video cards as good as the 9600 mentioned above, for less than 100$.
More good advice.
I totally forgot about processor limitations..hehe. Mine is an Athlon 64 4000+, so I don't have to worry much about processor power.
humm i need a better comp
no money though
I don't know where you got your $300 computer from, but I built mine for $300
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
512 MB PC 3200 DDR SDRAM
Nforce2, SATA, IDE, AGP 8x, and 5 PCI slots
Used an old hard drive (Maxtor 80 GB ATA133), video card (ATI Radeon 9000 Pro), and monitor (Dell P70) I already had.
humm mabye i need a whole new comp.....
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