View Full Version : GF3 needed to play U2 (apparently)...

29th May 2001, 09:33 PM
Just thought you may be interested in what I just read in a recent U2 preview....

"Legend's Mike Verdu wants to make one thing exceedingly clear: You will not need a GeForce 3 to play Unreal II. He's got reason to be frustrated. The stunning visuals of the game have sparked a flurry of press reports that in order to run the next installment in this action series, you'll need nVidia's top of the line card."

emm I realy o hope this doesnt end up being true or they will end up alienating a large portion on the gaming comunity.....:(

29th May 2001, 09:39 PM
Hope that's not true!

I still use Voodoo 3 and I won't be getting another upgrade any time sooner. So it better support old cards like mine or I won't buy U2!

29th May 2001, 09:47 PM
Did you not read the quote you yourself posted?

"Legend's Mike Verdu wants to make one thing exceedingly clear: You will not need a GeForce 3 to play Unreal II.

I think that answers the question.

29th May 2001, 09:51 PM
/me kicks himself in the /-\ss for his utter ignorance, erm Im tired ok :)

29th May 2001, 09:53 PM
lol...been there, done that....no big deal. Just thought I would point it out.

29th May 2001, 10:52 PM
Your U2 is stuck in my UT ;)


30th May 2001, 02:35 PM
Well, by the time the game actually comes out, with all delays and release dates accounted for, the GeForce 3 should be old news anyway.

31st May 2001, 10:54 PM
I would have thought the higher end Geforce 2's would be fine. I wouldnt hold your breath if you have a voodoo on the other hand. Voodoo's don't have the hardware T&L that the geforce cards have. No T&L = no future.

1st Jun 2001, 11:27 PM
Any geforce card should be able to run U2 just fine. I saw somewhere where the game was currently running at pretty good framerates on a geforce DDR and I would say that will still be true when it is released.

5th Jun 2001, 02:14 PM
I HAVE A GEFORCE2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13th Jun 2001, 03:45 PM
Remember Unreal 2 will be D3D oriented so most cards today will run alot better on it than on UT(which is glide oriented). ;)

14th Jun 2001, 10:49 AM
T&L capable card is an essential so nothing less than a first-gen GeForce will do. Voodoo owners will just have to bite the bullet since the game will probably not have any Glide support as well.

14th Jun 2001, 10:36 PM
1gig p3, gf3 here. no probs. :D

...and i'm a mac guy! come on guys! :p

15th Jun 2001, 03:38 AM
hmmm i hope a GF2 GTS will do the job..

in a year i guess ill have to reupdate my hardware..and this PC already cost me 5.000 guilder :(

but..the game is worth it :)

15th Jun 2001, 03:09 PM
Good for you Jakeman. I guess you're even ready for Doom3
Lyon I really don't think you gotta worry for U2. It should definitely look great on your system, though it'll have some goodies extra for the Gf3 guys.

15th Jun 2001, 04:45 PM
but i wanna have the shiney extra's 2..

well, bakc to the good old 800x600 it is then :(

18th Jun 2001, 12:34 AM
You just have to have a card that has Hardware T&L

Coffe fan
21st Jun 2001, 02:17 AM
Why everyone is wondering about GF3? Isnīt Radeon 2 going to have that same top level graphics power?

21st Jun 2001, 03:19 AM
yes, the Radeon 2 will have equal memory bandwidth as the GF3. The Radeon 2 actually looks very promising.

Memory bandwidth set aside, ATI is great with those little efficiency tweaks like their hyper z technology and stuff. We'll have to wait to see how the R2 performs though.

Coffe fan
22nd Jun 2001, 12:22 AM
What happened to manufactures of PowerVR and Savage chips? Recently Iīve seen a rumor about a new company called 3D Power who bought 3DFX and is workign on a GPU.

22nd Jun 2001, 03:10 AM
uhhh, nVidia bought 3DFx.

MaX Power
22nd Jun 2001, 02:28 PM
They didn't buy all the patents though.

23rd Jun 2001, 11:12 AM
A GF will be nothing spectacular. GF 4 or 5 will possibly be availble by then.

28th Jun 2001, 08:03 PM
To all who are crapping their pants over their so-called wondersystems:
i810(ever heard of one of those)/P3/600 mHz(Yes, mHz. 0.6 gigahertz for rich stupid people)
128 megabytes of ram(Megabytes. as in 1/1000 of a gigabyte)
11 gigabyte hard drive(They DO come in sizes less than 100, you know)
SoundBlaster Live! 1024V(This I can be proud of)
ASUSTeK GeForce DDR/32MB(Yes. GeForce DDR. As in "1")
And I get 50+ FPS in UT. HAHAHAH GeForce 2 MX'ers only get 30. And I play in 1024x768x32/32bpp with all detail maxed out and textures on max. HAHAHA!
So I think I'll be able to play Unreal 2...
For the record, its a modified UT engine, it WILL support Glide, only it'll either be slow or ugly.

28th Jun 2001, 11:05 PM
In one of the first threads created in the Unreal2 section of this forum, I discussed this very topic. A GeForce3 will not be necessary, but Epic did "highly recommend" a G3 or a GeForce2 with 64 MB of RAM. The high resolution textures eat up memory like twinkies, and I'm guessing that 512 MB system RAM will probably also be a good idea. It's unbelievable that with the insanely fast CPUs out today that RAM could stil be such a critical component to getting a good game experience.


Coffe fan
29th Jun 2001, 01:56 AM
U2 isnīt going to be a ultra expensive PC eater. UT can run with 32MB, not very smooth and not that playable to be a killer player but still runs. Considering many people who still have medium-end PCs at most, the requirements should be around:

64 to 96MB RAM minimum. 500Mhz is cheap and not that fast since CPUs will hit 2ghz soon. Any 3D graphic card with at least 16MB.

Recommended: At least 128MB RAM, 700mhz CPU and graphic cards with 32MB (T&L enabled).

29th Jun 2001, 05:06 AM
This should clear things up-

To play Unreal II you will at least need a GeForce 256, but...

From Mike Verdu (Lead disigner) ->
We also may do a version of the game for lower end cards like the TNT2 or the Voodoo 3 or 4 series - we haven’t decided on how to support the first generation hardware cards.

29th Jun 2001, 06:37 AM
And it will look like **** compared to the better, tnl supported version. Better forget it. I'll buy a gf card to play U2. This game deserves it.