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Fallout 4 PC Requirements Released

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posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Well, truthfully, I've dropped desktops in favor of laptops. Most laptops are not anywhere up to snuff on gaming specs. That being said, I made the decision some time ago to do my gaming on consoles.




posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: eriktheawful
Anyone know why the amount of RAM never changes ? Games an Apps can only use app 3.75 gb . Anything over 8gb is overkill (unless you want to run more than one game at a time....





posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: nullafides
a reply to: Gothmog

Well, truthfully, I've dropped desktops in favor of laptops. Most laptops are not anywhere up to snuff on gaming specs. That being said, I made the decision some time ago to do my gaming on consoles.


Dell purchased Area 51 (Alienware) a few years ago. Take a gander at those laptops...



posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Thanks...but, as I said, I'm going PS4.



posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

Lucky I've got a PS4 because those specs makes my laptop weep in terror.

I could probably meet the minimum specs but it wouldn't be worth it.



posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Not too sure myself, except to say the game may be more GPU/CPU intensive.

There are some games out there that if you play online as the hosting server on the same computer that you play on, 8GB is barely going to be enough, especially with certain games (7 Days To Die comes to mind).

However, I don't think Fallout 4 has any online version, other than the handshake that Steam will need to do in order to play (or download) the game.

One thing the increased amount of RAM does for me is decrease loading times. My games load up faster, loads and saves faster, and new areas loading load much faster.

Like Diablo 3. Normally I'm sitting drumming my fingers waiting on everyone else, while I'm game not only loaded up quickly, but has loaded my character up.



posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: eriktheawful
Anyone know why the amount of RAM never changes ? Games an Apps can only use app 3.75 gb . Anything over 8gb is overkill (unless you want to run more than one game at a time....




That would be for people running older versions of Firmware for their BIOS among other things.

My machine makes full use of RAM when it needs to for any applications, including games. Ever try running Crysis 2 on 4GB of ram and expect a good frame rate?

~Tenth



posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: CallYourBluff
Uhh...thats not OC'ed . That speed is just using my motherboard's X-Boost.Which automatically kicks up every bus speed on the board up to 20% . Northbridge , southbridge , storage , PCI-e . et al with no user intervention required.....
I have ran a Pentium 166 @ 300mhz+. First to break 600 mhz with a CPU and a peltier cooler......
And with a good cryo cool and a schematic of the board I could probably take her to 6+ghz . But whats the point? ?? I left the bragging rights days far behind me....


You left the bragging behind you? Really? Then why did you post your rig?
Oh the irony.
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posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

Most major EA titles have been 64 bit for a while. At least the BioWare ones. If you've been running a multi-core off of Windows 7, I thought it wouldn't recognize more than two cores unless you ran 64 bit?

TO make a long story short, before both our machines imploded, I had mine on 64 bit, and my husband was still on 32 bit because he hadn't yet been forced to upgrade.



posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Been using 64 bit machines since I went to Windows 7 a long time ago, so was not sure. I know a lot of games that were still based on 32 bit architecture, and then games that would support both. But had not remembered seeing a game that was exclusively 64 bit (but knew it was coming one day).



posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:23 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower

originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: eriktheawful
Anyone know why the amount of RAM never changes ? Games an Apps can only use app 3.75 gb . Anything over 8gb is overkill (unless you want to run more than one game at a time....




That would be for people running older versions of Firmware for their BIOS among other things.

My machine makes full use of RAM when it needs to for any applications, including games. Ever try running Crysis 2 on 4GB of ram and expect a good frame rate?

~Tenth

No , I think most everyone has the wrong idea. GAMES are set to only use 3.75GB (if they do have LAA) of physical RAM . That was Bethesda's issue as well. They didnt even add LAA till the final Skyrim patches.And it has nothing to do with"BIOS". BIOS has been obsolete and not used for about 7-8 years. It is now UEFI .The UEFI only reads the slot capacity of the board (slots x max cap per slot) .



posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:27 PM
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originally posted by: CallYourBluff

originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: CallYourBluff
Uhh...thats not OC'ed . That speed is just using my motherboard's X-Boost.Which automatically kicks up every bus speed on the board up to 20% . Northbridge , southbridge , storage , PCI-e . et al with no user intervention required.....
I have ran a Pentium 166 @ 300mhz+. First to break 600 mhz with a CPU and a peltier cooler......
And with a good cryo cool and a schematic of the board I could probably take her to 6+ghz . But whats the point? ?? I left the bragging rights days far behind me....


You left the bragging behind you? Really? Then why did you post your rig?
Oh the irony.

Yeah , thanks for bringing me back to earth. The next post kinda explains it. I went overboard as this is my last system and Fallout 4 will be my last game. It will end 38 years or so of gaming. Got to leave it up to the new gamers now. Maybe they will get Quantum Particle PCs .Hmmm. gave me an idea. I think I may start a thread here with the title , Who needs 300+ PC games (mostly RPGs) ? And the first member to S&F and reply , gets boxes of games shipped to them.....

I wonder if that is acceptable?

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posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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Sounds like I can run it in 1280x720 on low settings, which will suffice for me. (I exceed the minimum by a step or two, but no more.) I don't buy new games right away. I wait up to 6 months for technical issues to be ironed out and for price drops, so I can also hold off for greater optimization as well. (Especially as it's Bethesda and... you know.
)

Looks like I'm approaching the time of needing to update again soon. Fortunately the only other multiplat on the horizon I'm excited about but can't play on a last gen system instead is Deus Ex Mankind Divided, and I'm willing to wait a year to play that. So tentative plan: upgrade in Holiday 2016.

Peace.



posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 04:38 AM
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this game will kick ass. cant wait



posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 05:02 AM
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Just bought it and I can run it fine
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posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 05:02 AM
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One week is it?.



posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 08:34 AM
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Well, the big thing about a Win7 64bit is that Win7 32 bit will only recognize 4GB of RAM even if you have 12 or so installed. Not sure on Win8 or 10 specs but 7 has you neutered. So any game requiring 8GB would by default be a 64 bit game.

Is there a way to fix that? Yeah, there is. But since Microsoft would consider that an illegal hack of their OS, I cannot point you towards the particulars. However, Google is your friend for making a 32 bit OS see more than 4gb of ram.

To get Fallout 3 to run on my i7 laptop, I had to edit Bethesda's batch file to shave off 6 of my 8 cores. Still had a fight with the video card because it was not in the list of expected cards despite being far superior.

Fallout 4 sounds nice and looks great, but I need a better justification for dropping $800 on a system to run it. Making a game using Unreal Engine 4 would be justified, as the spec requirements are similar but I wouldn't to play Fallout if I was doing my own thing.

All in all, I love the game and world setting. I just hate the spec fight to run them. Although Skyrim and New Vegas work just fine on my current machine.



posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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One day I'll use all 64 gigs o'ram. until then... WE WAIT!



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 08:37 AM
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Pretty steep CPU requirements. A cpu usually never mattered much in games as the video card was what made it playable or not. I am guessing with a decent GPU that the game will run fine on lower than minimum cpu's. Oh and hi ats!


Pcgamer11



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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And here we go: The requirements...

Minimum Specs:

OS - Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit)
CPU - Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz
RAM - 8 GB
HD - 30 GB free space
Video - nVidia GTX 550 Ti 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB


Now...I'm not sure, but I am sure someone here on ATS most likely knows: is this the first major game release out there that actually REQUIRES a person's OS to be 64 bit? (not a problem for me at all, just curious as I remember years back wondering when this would finally happen).


Seeing how the minimum specs require 8GB of Ram, then the only option would be a 64-Bit OS.
The limitation of a 32-Bit OS is 4GB, so it's impossible to meet minimum specs on anything less than a 64-Bit OS.
You would have to use the 3GB Switch on 32-bit Windows to even allow it to use 4GB, but that is the max you can get out of a 32-Bit Windows.







 
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