Someone should put up the minimum and recommended specs for this game so that people won't get frustrated over not being able to play it because their computer is too slow. I've already had that kind of problem myself and don't want to many people to experience this.
I'm currently running q2w on a great but rather old business laptop (IBM Thinkpad T60) with a crappy gfx card (ATI X1400, 64 (!) MB memory + shared memory) and an Intel T2400 CPU, 1.83 GHz. I'm using Debian Etch and the binary ATI driver for Xorg.
The game runs fine at 1024x768 with r_programs 0. Runs "fine" means that I always have >> 50 fps and that I can play competitive games against friends via the internet on the laptop. The config I'm using comes with q2w, it's in the default/configs/ directory if you want to check it out.
It almost completely relies on r_programs tbh. I have an E4400(OC'd 2.3ghz) + En7600GT
Torn - R_programs 0 -- 450-800fps
R_programs 1 -- 30-60fps
(Results taken at 1680x1050)
Doh; meant to say it depends on r_lighting. I *Think* r_programs just enables use of shaders... not sure.
ps, i <3 q2w rly
This was added to the Documentation section a few weeks ago:
Essentially, turning on all of the eye candy requires a high-end GeForce 7 or mid-range GeForce 8.
The following is my system:
- AMD Athlon XP 2600+
- GeForce FX 5200 (NV34)
- 1536 MB RAM at 233 mhz I think
- r_programs 0
- fullscreen 1280x1024 pixels
- debian gnu/linux
- nvidia xorg binary driver 173.14.09-5
- 56 fps
when looking from the top to the bottom or vice versa on catfight.
r_programs 1 makes the game unplayably slow.
i'll post my specs too =)
p4 3.8ghz hyperthread
nvidida 6600VE++ 512mb
r_programs 0: 300fps @ 1024x768
r_programs 1: 40fps @ same resolution
r_programs 0: 670fps @ 1680x1050
r_programs 1: 380fps @ 1680x1050