Jedi Outcast : Technical Help

Discussion in 'Games' started by jp-30, Mar 24, 2002.

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  1. dinoX Jedi Knight

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    I have an awesome PC to play JK2 mainly on, but I hang out at my friends house on the weekends and I keep my "LAN Gaming" PC over there. Would it run smoothly on it? I ask b/c Q3A, RTCW and MOHAA run a bit slow on my LAN computer...about like 60 FPS for Q3A MP and like 20-30 for RTCW and MOHAA SP/MP, which isn't bad for single player, but online its not all that great...I was thinking of upgrading the LAN computer with newer mobo, CPU and RAM...but for now, would I get any enjoyment on it with JK2?

    LAN GAMING PC:
    -Antec Case Mid Tower 1 fan
    -Tekram K7-KXA 200 MHz FSB Motherboard
    -750 MHz AMD Athlon CPU
    -256 MB PC133 RAM
    -Gainward GEFORCE2 Ti450 64 MB DDR(no TV)
    -Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer 5.1 Sound Card
    -1 Western Digital 40 GB 7200 RPM ATA100 HD
    -3com 10/100 NIC
    -TDK 8/4/32 CD-R/W Drive
    -Mitsumi 52x CD-ROM Drive
    -Maxtor UltraATA100 Controller
    -Generic MS IntelliMouse
    -Generic Keyboard
    -Speakers Altec Lansing 2 Piece Speaker Set
    -17" Monitor
    -Road Runner Cable Modem, Behind a Dlink router.
    -Windows 2000 SP2

    Just for kicks, here is my normal PC specs, which I don't think I'll have problems with:

    Normal PC:
    -Antec SOHO Case with 3 fans
    -Asus A7V266 266 MHz FSB Motherboard
    -1.4 GHz AMD Thunderbird CPU
    -768 MB DDR RAM
    -Gainward GEFORCE3 64 MB DDR VIVO & DVI
    -Sound Card Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX
    -2 Western Digital 40 GB 7200 RPM ATA100 HD's
    -3com 10/100 NIC
    -CD-R/W Sony (Black)
    -Sony 52x CD-ROM Drive (Black)
    -Generic 12/24 GIG SCSI Tape Drive
    -Tekram SCSI Card
    -Logitech Cordless Freedom Optical Mouse/Keyboard Combination
    -Altec Lansing 4.1 4-Piece Speaker Set
    -17" Monitor
    -Road Runner Cable Modem, behind a Linksys Router/Firewall
    -Windows 2000 SP2
  2. Shadowfire Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 1998
    star 4
    Quick word to anyone looking to change the basic configs of the game.

    DO NOT CHANGE THE SHADOWS MODE TO VOLUMETRIC SHADOWS.

    Kind of ironic considering my nick.

  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    What happens if you do change to VOLUMETRIC SHADOWS?

  4. Shadowfire Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 1998
    star 4
    You get to watch a slideshow.
    Game runs at .5 fps.

    At least on my system.
  5. Mormon-0-Spino Jedi Knight

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    Oct 15, 2001
    star 1
    Can anyone think of a good-looking 3d card to play this with for less than $150. I.E. Geforce 4 just came out for 400 bucks. Would a 3 or 2 be better looking on JK2 than a tnt2?
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    I played "Elite Force" on my brother's TNT2 based system. It looked fine - and it's a very similar game to Jedi Outcast graphically and in its engine.

    So before you get too panicky about upgrading, give "Jedi Outcast" a good test out. You may be pleasantly surprised.

  7. Dan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 1999
    star 6
    Yeah. I'd try an EF demo or the JKII game first, to see if it's really bad. If it isn't up to your standards, then I'd personally go for the Geforce3 Ti200 if your system runs it, like I said in the other thread.
  8. Mormon-0-Spino Jedi Knight

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    Oct 15, 2001
    star 1
    EF demo? Could you specify?
  9. Dan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 1999
    star 6
    Elite Force demo. It uses basically the same engine as JKII, so however it runs in Elite Force, JKII should run in a similar manner. Read more about the demo and get links to download it right here.
  10. Jedi Bib Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 16, 2000
    star 6
    So RTCW and Q3 run well... I'm all set? Should I check EF just to be sure? How then can I purge my comp of evil trekiness?
  11. Dan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 1999
    star 6
    Hehe. If they run the way you want them to then you're fine. RTCW gets a slightly choppier framerate on my PC than Elite Force anyway.
  12. DarthBane93 Force Ghost

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    Jun 11, 1999
    star 4
    Ok, I have:

    PII 350 MHz system
    64 MB ram
    more than enough hd space
    soundblaster 16
    8 MB Creative Labs Voodo 2 Video Accel Card

    I can play QuakeIII Arena and even Elite Force on my computer.

    You think my computer can handle me running Outcast, especially with only a 8mb vid card?

    And yeah, I am buying a new computer in the summer, I just want to know if I can play it a bit now. And, is it worth it to run it on a lower end machine such as mine? Or should I wait?
  13. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 27, 2000
    star 5
    Once again, if EF runs on your computer, JKII will be fine as well.
  14. HotsForTahiri77 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 9, 2002
    star 1
    will i be okay with the merely okay NVIDIA TNT2 RIVA
  15. Dan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 1999
    star 6
    It will run, but not beautifully. Try the Elite Force demo I posted above to see if it runs well enough for you.
  16. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    Mar 22, 2001
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    i have a 1.1 gig athlon with 640 megs of ram and a 30 gig hard drive. i just upgraded to a geforce 4, 64 MB DDR ram yesterday, i'm sure it will play wonderfully!
  17. DarthBane93 Force Ghost

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    Jun 11, 1999
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  18. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    Mar 22, 2001
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    ive been damned so many times it has lost all meaning
  19. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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  20. Jedi-Rascal Jedi Youngling

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  21. Kin-yobi_gogo Jedi Youngling

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  22. Mon-Mothra Jedi Padawan

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  23. I-See-Dead-Jedi Jedi Padawan

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  24. Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling

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  25. DarthBane93 Force Ghost

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