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Old 06-20-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Minimum Requirements


Gamestop has the minimum system requirements for the PC version of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. What is interesting is it says a microphone is required for online play.

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Sound Direct Sound-compatible Sound

Special Controllers Multi-player requires microphone headset support

DirectX DirectX® 9.0c

Hard Drive Space 4 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Operating System Windows® XP / Vista / 7

Processor 2.6 GHz Dual-Core Processor

RAM 1 GB Available System Memory XP; 2 GB Vista / 7

Video Card 512 MB Video Card (ATI Radeon 4850 or higher; NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher)
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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I'm guessing that's their indication for "no in-game text chat".
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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They're going to record people swearing at the screen and sell the recordings.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:34 AM   #4
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For me that shows how the PC is superior now to consoles. You need an 4 years old PC to play a new game ...
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #5
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Those are the minimum requirements. To run the game in all its glory and at a good frame-rate you'll need something better than an 8800 GT.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:18 AM   #6
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For me that shows how the PC is superior now to consoles. You need an 4 years old PC to play a new game ...
You could look at it another way. It runs just fine on a console that is over 6.5 years old.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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For me that shows how the PC is superior now to consoles. You need an 4 years old PC to play a new game ...
Those are WAY older than a 4 year old PC.

Core 2 Duo's and 8800GTs were midrange parts in 2006, and the ATI 4000 series was in 2008.

I had both an 8800GT, a Core 2 Duo and an ATI 4870. The 4870 was such a huge improvement over the 8800GT I'm surprised that they're comparable for "requirement", i think its simply because they were both extremely popular cards at the time. That or some DirectX thing.

I was using my 4870 and still running games at 1080p mostly maxed out until this last year. (Then I finally upgraded back in march)
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:32 AM   #8
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You could look at it another way. It runs just fine on a console that is over 6.5 years old.
Except for Blightown and a few other places yes its fine on the consoles.

It's not being improved graphically or optimised for the PC, just a some additional content
but i worry its gonna be a crap port as they are struggling with the PC version
through lack of experience.. so id be suprised if the port is good quality.

One of the best games i've played in many years on any system.
Its not as tough as people make out, you've just got to play the game
and not just run round pressing your kill button to activate some set piece.
Genuinely feels like an adventure and shows you dont need endless dialogue and
cutscenes to have a compelling game just good gameplay and design... nice having some mystery imo.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #9
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I don't know if anyone saw the dev comments on this port... It was brutally honest and not good. Definitely will wait for some feedback.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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By coming out and flat out saying they are having trouble with this port suggests to me they are covering their arses for when the shit hits the fan.

I would be shocked if this wasn't one of the shittiest PC ports ever created.
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By coming out and flat out saying they are having trouble with this port suggests to me they are covering their arses for when the shit hits the fan.

I would be shocked if this wasn't one of the shittiest PC ports ever created.
I applaud their honesty and think they'll do justice by the port. It is tough to port a game to PC with the infinite variables and they get a pat on the back just for trying to bring such a demanding title over so PC people have a chance to bitch about it too.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:40 AM   #12
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By coming out and flat out saying they are having trouble with this port suggests to me they are covering their arses for when the shit hits the fan.

I would be shocked if this wasn't one of the shittiest PC ports ever created.
I've heard from people who saw the game demoed on PC at E3 that blight town had perfect FPS.

Who knows what kind of hardware the demo unit was running.
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