If he can still play, he has no grounds upon which he can complain.
Do like my brother, who just built a new PC, going from an old AMD to a new Core 2 Duo, and from a 5950 to an 8600.
New games need new hardware, hence Gears of War isn't on the original Xbox.
I have a spare 3800x2 /6200 TC PC, and I only use it for rendering stuff (as 3d rendering doesn't use the GPU). I have tried to play Unreal Tournament 2004 (it runs OK on there), and also tried Goldeneye: Source (HL2 mod), however, it barely played it at 20-30fps at 800x600.
this new engine is alot less cpu intensive i am upgrading soon but this is my current rig straight from xfire profiles and i run 30 fps on texture and world detail 2 and some setting at none
efficient engine = better for low end comps = more players = great game
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz
RADEON 9800 SERIES
Plug and Play Monitor
Creative Sound Blaster PCI
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
frame rate of 30 is great with this old of a computer
Well, after reading the actual helpful, non-retarded replies in this thread, it has come to my conclusion that the BETA Demo has many problems. It seems as though some computers are not adapting to settings. If you refer to the first page, there is someone with an e6600 CPU and GeForce 8800 640mb graphic card and still having the same problem. That is only one example. Another example is my friends problem. He can not change the resolution rate. (For retards, 800x600 to 1024x740, EXAMPLE) On the other hand, I can change it to any resolution I want. Simply put, I believe this computer should still be able to play the game, have the graphics that all these "pros" claim to be playing at, but be a lot more choppy, not look as if I am going downtown Vegas tripping on acid. Thanks.
EDIT: Another example, right above this post. A decent computer, still same issue as this crappy computer.
To all of the retarded flamers that can't read:
Okay... thanks for the flames. I would own almost 99% of you kids in computer parts/performance. As I freakin stated, this is a ****ing ****ty computer, I even used the term ****. Please ****ing read before you start flaming. I was stating that it is already ****ty. My actual computer at my own ****ing house would 99% own any of you retarded ***s. Please try to ****ing learn to read the whole thread.
"Once again, I know it's really ****ty... but I mean come on... look at that picture... that bad? Roflmao. If it's just my computer, that's fine I guess I gotta wait until I get to my own house, just want to see if it's this crappy ass comp. Thanks."
Can you see that? Are you blind?
Here is a link to my 3dMark06 results from my ACTUAL computer, if you doubt that my computer most likely 99% owns any of you retarded flamers that can't read.
Problem is I'm not seeing a common link. This may be something conflicting with Windows XP directly. Maybe an update or something that others didn't download. All my updates are current so could be that.
My Specs: 3200 64 AMD, 1 Gig Ram, 9800Pro, MSI MB VIA chipset, XP pro SP2 all updates.