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The fact that i am slightly partial to a good simulation ...
8th November 2008, 02:50 PM #1
Me + The Sims = God complex!
Oh my god! Sims 3 is out in February!
The fact that i am slightly partial to a good simulation game, and the fact it brings out my inner god complex is a ongoing joke between me, my boyfriend and a mate.
Now, does anyone here play any of the PC Sims games (how they were meant to be played....not these watered down console versions!!)?
If so do you have a system that can handle it? My PC struggles and was wondering if there were any upgrades i could make to it for now, until i can buy a new one.
It's a pretty bog standard P4. It's got to be about 7 years old now (really need an upgrade!!) but it does what its supposed to. Gonna try and add more ram, but could maybe someone could suggest and a good graphics card to go in there.
8th November 2008, 03:11 PM #2
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If its seven years old you may as well just buy a new base unit, it will probably cost the same as upgrading and be a lot quicker. (Assuming its using an older CPU socket, DDR1 and AGP.)
Still wouldn't think the Sims would require a lot of horse power to run.
8th November 2008, 03:58 PM #3
I just upgraded my primary machine with a quad core Q8200, 4GB DDR3 and a HD 4850..
My Mainboard though was a Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 iX48 which means I can upgrade later on without worrying about compat so much... very stable and quiet system though and at £775 worth every penny..
Oh and the real benefit has been the ability to keep the old machine up until I'm ready to commit 100% to the new one.
8th November 2008, 10:20 PM #4
Isn't the SIMS series very badly coded? - in that it's an extremely poor resource hog producing a kak application that should in all fairness run on a 386.
Sorry I have friend who's always pestering with similar questions. I may be cynical but I have the opinion that Maxis are happy to milk this cash cow for all it's worth whilst ignoring the sanity of it's public.
From the SIMS2 forums: Sims 2 Community Forums - System Requirements for The Sims 3 ?
The SIMS name is obviously supposed to inspire loathing
9th November 2008, 09:07 AM #5
ALL games are badly coded !!
Isn't the SIMS series very badly coded?
With programmers etc spoilt with loads of RAM and HD space, games taking a few gigs to install is just daft in my opinion.
Duke Nukem 3D I think took about 60 meg and the original quake a little more. And before that you had Eugene Jarvis who could code entire games with basic GX, sound and gameplay in silly amounts of memory.
10th November 2008, 09:52 AM #6
Shows how much I've been conditioned working here. I thought you were talking about editing peoples details for humorous effect
10th November 2008, 10:10 AM #7
Do you ever find yourself standing in tall building, looking down at the people scurrying around down below and thinking "Dammit, where are the command icons?"...
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
10th November 2008, 01:02 PM #8
Theme Park affected me like that.. I always think "hmm - add a little more salt to those fries" and "where's the line up entertainment here! " LOL
Originally Posted by dhicks
10th November 2008, 01:25 PM #9
Black and white was great because you could throw giant boulders at the little ant people!!!! Well, every so often, just to remind 'em who's in charge! I was a good god really!!
10th November 2008, 04:23 PM #10
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I love playing all kind of god-sim games, started way back when I was little on populous and a few others and then it moved forward >.< Yes I do wonder why I haven't got nay command buttons when looking down from tall buildings, damn this RL game and it's crappy interfaces.
But yeah, Little Miss, I would advise getting a new base unit! I realised only the other day that my personal 3.4 Ghz P4 just doesn't cut the mustard anymore (and thats a socket 775 one )
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