Anyone running Spring on laptop?

Anyone running Spring on laptop?

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Pithikos
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Anyone running Spring on laptop?

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I was thinking to buy a laptop and as the only game I really play is Spring I want to be sure it will play smoothly(else I wouldn't pay so much for the laptop).
Can you post your specs(graphic card + cpu) and say how it performs? Would really appreciate it :mrgreen:
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Floris
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

Post by Floris »

i7 quadcore 1.6ghz Q720
ATI HD 4670
@ Full HD

Is running spring good enough, but unfortunately the multithreading exe fails. This is my main computer, have no desktop.

If you really want to play spring smoothly I wouldnt advice going below these specs.


Oh and... check out these awesome laptop cpu's and gpu's benchmarking lists:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Pro ... 436.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Gra ... 844.0.html
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Petah
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

Post by Petah »

Runs fine on my Asus G1S

2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB Ram
Geforce 9600M
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aegis
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

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running really well on my alienware m15x (i7 1.6ghz -> 2.8ghz), 460m, 8gb ram.

by extension it should work great on their newer m14x which is supposed to be a gaming laptop with decent battery life :)

I really like the metal chassis and the cooling system is better than all other gaming laptops I've seen
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HeavyLancer
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

Post by HeavyLancer »

I've been running it quite nicely on my Asus N53SV - Core i7-2630QM + Nvidia GT540M at 1920x1080 res. Shadows are medium, AA is 2x and water is bump-mapped, everything else is high.
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dansan
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

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As a reference on the lower end: I play BA on my Sony VGN-SR39VN that has
Core2Duo 2,4 GHz (P8600)
ATI 3400 Mobility (256 MB)
4 GB DDR2 RAM
at home on 1920x1200. Runs very well - on low settings and in BA.

But: I cannot play 0k - if I enable LuaShaders gfx performance is really low.
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hoijui
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

Post by hoijui »

as always with spring (OpenGL in general), the most important hardware recommendation is: get NV GFX!
the rest is totally primary.
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Pithikos
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

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Yes I am checking only on laptops with Nvidia cards. Won't make the same mistake again to buy ATI. As for buying an alienware I think it is an overkill to buy a supercomputer for just one game. Plus I will be taking the latop to university and job so it would be weird going around with a play-console :lol:
I think I will go for the Nvidia GT540M and Intel i5. The i7 is quadcore indeed but it is also going to burn down the laptop I guess. Is spring for linux multithreaded btw?
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quasar
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

Post by quasar »

hello springrts community :)

I play sprinRTS Balanced Annihilation on my laptop:

AMD M320 2,1 GHz mobile cpu
4 GB RAM
Radeon HD4200 fglrx-driver

ciap
quasar
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dansan
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

Post by dansan »

Pithikos wrote:Is spring for linux multithreaded btw?
You can compile it as MT. AFAIK no distro does it by default.
MT works as good/bad as it does in Windows I guess (though I have never run it in Windows, but from what I've heard).
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hoijui
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Re: Anyone running Spring on laptop?

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yeah, spring on windows, linux and apple uses pretty much the same code, except for some low level stuff that is different (like file-system access calls). The biggest difference when running on different systems are GFX driver differences.
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