Pissed off I am.

Just a few days ago, I got my hands on the Deus Ex: Invisible War demo. Today, I was finally able to sit down and install it. I was excited to try the game out, and all that shit.

It won’t work.

I downloaded it from the official site. Doesn’t work. I upgraded my drivers. Doesn’t work. I upgraded DirectX. Doesn’t work. Then I found out why.

It’s because I don’t have $500 bucks to spend on Radeon or whatever other graphics cards are out there. So, I can’t play the game I’ve been looking forward to for over a year because I don’t have a wheelbarrow full of extra cash to spend on the damn graphics card. The one thing I wanted more than anything else for Christmas is now gone forever.

I don’t know what overdramatic action to take: cry my eyes out or bomb Eidos into oblivion.

Um, tough shit?
That’s about all their is to say about it :
I won’t be able to play Half-Life 2, Max Payne 2, can’t play Warcraft 3, can’t play FFXI, can’t play pretty much any game I want to, all because my video card is a piece of crap that’s built in with the intel motherboard.

Who cares.
The game comes out in like 6 days anyway.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> There’s a demo out? runs to google

That really sucks :confused:

does the full release exceed your system specs, or was it just the demo? And, what kind of video card do you have?

Over the summer I bought a Radeon 9600 solely because of Max Payne 2, Deus Ex 2, Doom 3, and Half-Life 2. My processor is probably starting to get left behind though (1.4 Ghz).

furthermore, my Radeon 9600 only cost me I think 115-145 dollars, plus there was like a 20 dollar rebate or something. So the cost isn’t quite as prohibitive as you may think.

I agree that the requirement for hardware that costs an extra 100 bucks is pretty shitty. I don’t have time to play games nowadays so I don’t care so much thankfully X_x.

Uh… ask for both the hardware and the game for Christmas?


Thats why i dont play PC games.

My machine runs Star Trek Armada, Star Trek Armada 2 and Gunbound, thus I am happy.

…I thought people weren’t supposed to double post.

Like admins/mods.:ah-ha!:

Anyway, I’ll stop attempting to be a smartass and get on topic and just go ahead and ask my question…

What’s Deus Ex?

We frown upon double posting, but we don’t go nuts over every occasional event 8p

I have a pretty big video board here, so I would supposedly be able to run just any game. The thing that pisses me off is that game companies have agreements with board-making/selling companies and so make their games in a way that only some boards can suport it.

As an example, I more than match all the needs to run Enter the Matrix, but due to my board not being a Radeon, I can’t run the game in my machine.

One thing I like about Epic is that its games run in just about anything, even computers with onboard video board. I don’t know if they kept doing it this way in Unreal 2 and UT 2004 (to be released soon), though.

You should start liking the same games as I do, they would run nicely on a PC from 1997.

And yes the draconian requirements in most new games are bad. I guess they’re bought by the hardware producers.

At least my laptop is capable of running FFXI. Handled the benchmark nicely.

Soon mot of us shall be in the same boat when Doom III and HL2 are out. I know my family will.But not me, 'cause I’m getting a new laptop! >:D

Don’t feel bad. I’m stuck with a 8 MB graphics card in a laptop and it can’t be upgraded :hahaha; .

When 64-bit windows comes out, i’m getting a new computer paid for by my parents, that can be ‘of any design i wish’. So… i’m set, now to just figure out how many gigs of ram i’ll fit on the thing :mwahaha:

Originally posted by IonMage
When 64-bit windows comes out, i’m getting a new computer paid for by my parents

Are you sure you’re 18?

Actually, the comp is my birthday present :ah-ha!: , i could get it now, but we’ve all agreed to wait.