Let's give a big round of applause for Elysium and his fine work of keeping the site rolling along while I was out of town on business. I was expecting to find things in shambles but to my surprise I haven't found anything broken... yet. Being out of town put a crimp in my game time but I did manage to sneak in a few hours of Sim City 4. As expected, my first town was a total flop thanks to some whiney school teachers who wouldn't quit striking when the city needed to buckle down and cut some costs. The giant robot attack was a harsh lesson but let me tell you, the teaching force in New Hoochieville is very understanding when the city has budget concerns.
I'm pretty pooped so I think I'll cut this Coffee Grind short and hit the news. Have a great day!
Is Sim City 4 as much of a resource hog as I've been reading? Can anyone who has played this post quality vs. hardware specs? I'll keep playing PC games as long as I don't have to upgrade. Once I start falling behind the curve (Doom 3), I'll have to start passing on them.
"If you're not a stinky-stink, you're not addicted to anything!" - Reaper
PS4: SwayOkay, Steam: [GWJ] Sway, Origin: SwayGWJ
Well, here are my specs:
Athlon XP 2100
GeForce 4 ti4200
512 megs DDR RAM
SB Live 5.1
7200 RPM deskstar hard-drive
I run The Sims with AA off at 1024 X 786 with all details cranked. When you zoom in on different areas of the city, especially once it starts getting pretty big, it takes about 5 seconds or so to drawn in the more detailed textures. It chugs in certain areas when you're scrolling around too. It's not a game killer since Sim 4 isn't exactly fast paced excitement but it can be a pain in the ass. If I wasn't such an elitist I would drop the details down but I say pish posh to that!
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman