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Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:30 pm
by loboLoco
NOTE: These recommendation on this thread are for WolfQuest 2.7, made in late 2015.

WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition is a new game with higher hardware requirements. Please see this new page in the Knowledge Base with information about computer requirements and a few suggested products.




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In the market for a new computer? Here are some suggestions that will quite capably run WolfQuest 2.7 (on Beautiful or higher).

LAPTOPS

Acer Aspire VN7-571G-59NE ($599)

Lenovo Y50 - $859


DESKTOPS

Dell New Inspiron Desktop - $549

iBUYPOWER Desktop PC ARC Series NE621FX - $539

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:32 pm
by Kamaal
Thanks for the info Dave! I'm sure some people who are looking for new computers are gonna find this very useful. I appreciate the time you've put to create this.

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:34 pm
by SilkenGalaxy
Awesome! So handy dandy and helpful for those members who are looking into a new computer but want something powerful enough for WQ 2.7!

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:00 pm
by Weylenn
Perhaps you could make a part of the thread describing seperate parts and stuff? I know an NVIDIA 750 TI is only 109 dollars or so, ect ect. It could help people who are somewhat-techie or people who have techie-parents ect ect. Or just a page that links to afforadble builds. :P

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:41 am
by Jeames
Thanks for sharing, Dave! I just now realize that I already had a Lenovo 750. >D
And indeed the WolfQuest 2.7 game works on it, only a little bit wonky and with a low frame rate in Beautiful and Fantastic mode, but the game certainly works~

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:26 am
by loboLoco
The Lenovo 750 is an older model with an Intel 3000 card...so I'm kinda surprised you can run the game at all! (I tested the game on a computer with that card and it was not adequate...though that was a Mac, which sadly are worse than Windows for 3D game performance.)

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:42 am
by roguemoon
loboLoco wrote:The Lenovo 750 is an older model with an Intel 3000 card...so I'm kinda surprised you can run the game at all! (I tested the game on a computer with that card and it was not adequate...though that was a Mac, which sadly are worse than Windows for 3D game performance.)

Wait really? I have a Macbook Pro and it runs WQ on Fantastic with pretty much no problems, apart from lagging when I first downloaded the game. But now the gameplay and graphics are smooth and I don't have lag.

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:16 pm
by loboLoco
roguemoon wrote:
loboLoco wrote:The Lenovo 750 is an older model with an Intel 3000 card...so I'm kinda surprised you can run the game at all! (I tested the game on a computer with that card and it was not adequate...though that was a Mac, which sadly are worse than Windows for 3D game performance.)

Wait really? I have a Macbook Pro and it runs WQ on Fantastic with pretty much no problems, apart from lagging when I first downloaded the game. But now the gameplay and graphics are smooth and I don't have lag.
Which model of MBP? It must be newer than the old ones with the Intel 3000 card.

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:35 pm
by Jeames
loboLoco wrote:The Lenovo 750 is an older model with an Intel 3000 card...so I'm kinda surprised you can run the game at all! (I tested the game on a computer with that card and it was not adequate...though that was a Mac, which sadly are worse than Windows for 3D game performance.)
Well I have one and the game works fine on it. c;
In Fast mode it runs soooo smooth and amazing, Fantasic and such also very good, but a little bit more slow.

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:47 pm
by loboLoco
Semper Solus wrote:
loboLoco wrote:The Lenovo 750 is an older model with an Intel 3000 card...so I'm kinda surprised you can run the game at all! (I tested the game on a computer with that card and it was not adequate...though that was a Mac, which sadly are worse than Windows for 3D game performance.)
Well I have one and the game works fine on it. c;
In Fast mode it runs soooo smooth and amazing, Fantasic and such also very good, but a little bit more slow.
Wow. That is (sadly) the difference between Mac and Windows for 3D games.

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:02 am
by roguemoon
loboLoco wrote:
roguemoon wrote:
loboLoco wrote:The Lenovo 750 is an older model with an Intel 3000 card...so I'm kinda surprised you can run the game at all! (I tested the game on a computer with that card and it was not adequate...though that was a Mac, which sadly are worse than Windows for 3D game performance.)

Wait really? I have a Macbook Pro and it runs WQ on Fantastic with pretty much no problems, apart from lagging when I first downloaded the game. But now the gameplay and graphics are smooth and I don't have lag.
Which model of MBP? It must be newer than the old ones with the Intel 3000 card.
Not sure of the model exactly but it is one of the newer ones yeah.

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:22 pm
by Masika
Thanks for this list of suggestions, Dave! I'm sure plenty of users will find this very helpful. I actually just got a Lenovo myself and have been trying it out today with WolfQuest - the game works wonderfully on it. In comparison to what I could achieve before with my toaster laptop (maximum: good quality with no shadows, and even then that pushed it), I can now run the game on Fantastic with shadows (I have yet to try multiplayer with it but on single player I practically get no lag)! So for those looking for a laptop that can run WQ with ease, I definitely back the suggestion of purchasing a Lenovo Y50.

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:54 am
by Rain
Thank you! I'll take a look at these. My old computer has Linux nowadays so it can't handle WQ. And even if it has Windows, I don't know how smooth it would be. Are those what I call "monster machines" (gaming computers)? I mean, does WQ need a gaming computer to run smoothly?

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:06 pm
by valkea
Rain wrote:Thank you! I'll take a look at these. My old computer has Linux nowadays so it can't handle WQ. And even if it has Windows, I don't know how smooth it would be. Are those what I call "monster machines" (gaming computers)? I mean, does WQ need a gaming computer to run smoothly?
You shouldn't need a computer designed specifically for gaming to run WQ smoothly, but it'd definitely help on the higher graphics settings.

Re: Buying a computer? Some suggestions

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:30 pm
by rainiepainie
Here's a laptop that can handle the new WQ on max settings very smoothly! I have this laptop and i love it so much! Its under $1000 too and has a Nvidia GPU (and newest intel core i5) By the way, its only sold at Canadian Staples stores for some reason- the only drawback.
Price for performance is even better when you catch it on sale.

http://www.staples.ca/en/Asus-X555UF-SH ... CA_1_20001

EDIT: Found a similar model for US people!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
Slightly different GPU, but everything else is pretty much the same. Cheaper price too.