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Don't meet minimum requirements for PC game

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  1. jimbov2186

    jimbov2186 Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I recently downloaded a game called The Witcher Enhanced Edition. I tried to launch the game, but a box comes up saying that I don't meet the minimum system requirements. I don't see what it is i'm missing maybe you can.

    Here are the minimum requirements to play:

    1. Minimum System Requirements
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    OS (Operating System):     Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2, Vista (Operating System must be up to date with the latest fixes)
    Processor:                 Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon 64 +2800
    RAM:                       1024 MB RAM for Microsoft® Windows® XP / 1536 MB for Microsoft® Windows® Vista
    Video:                     128 MB Video RAM or greater with DirectX9 Vertex Shader/ Pixel Shader 2.0 support (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 or better)
    Free HD Space:             8.5 GB available hard drive space
    Sound:                     DirectX 9.0c compliant soundcard, plus speakers or headphones
    DVD:                       DVD-ROM

    Here are my system specs:

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name JIMMY-PC
    System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    System Model Inspiron 1564
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, 2133 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A01, 11/6/2009
    SMBIOS Version 2.6
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    User Name Jimmy-PC\Jimmy
    Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.80 GB
    Available Physical Memory 1.82 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 7.60 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 4.65 GB
    Page File Space 3.80 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
     
  2. JST1946

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    Maybe the game is just to old to be played on Windows 7.It only shows it can be played with XP and Vista on the system requirements.I have Microsoft Flight Simulator and I have the same problem.It won't work on Windows 7.Plus your processor is slower than what is required in the system requirements.
     
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    I appreciate the reply. If that is the case than so be it. I'll just have to find another way to play the game. If there are any solutions anyone can think of please post and let me know.

    Thanx again JST
     
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    you have onboard video on that laptop. ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-1564_Reference%20Guide2_en-us.pdf
     
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    what does that mean?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    the onboard videocard of your laptop is what displays stuff on the screen. the link i posted above shows you what videocard you have which appears not to meet the game videocard requirements.
     
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    run it in compatibility mode windows xp sp 2 (right click properties on the launcher to get to that).

    does its come up with a missing .dll file when you try and run it???

    ddp your link isn't clickable (well on mine it doesn't work) but might be a video card issue.
     
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    xboxdvl2, link is not clickable as it is a pdf file so have to copy & paste the link to the browser to see the pdf file.
     
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    Well I tried running it in compatibility mode and that didn't work for windows xp sp2 or sp3 or vista. So i'm leaning toward it being my video card. Thanx again for all your help people.
     
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    It is definitely your graphics that can't handle this game, it is heavy on the graphics side of things due to the enhanced HD graphics. you wont run it with onboard.

    It runs fine on windows 7 x64 so the OS is not the problem.
     
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    Msfallah, what part of this thread did you not read? And, why are you dragging up a 3.5 year old dead thread?
     
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    not anymore. closed
     
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