Titanfall will run just fine on a crap PC

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Titanfall is a beautiful game. There’s no way around that fact, as the core focus on multiplayer action has resulted in a game engine that runs fast, smooth and looks good. Naturally, top of the line PC’s will crank out the best visuals. But how about more modest computers? How will the game run on that hardware.

Pretty damn good actually. With beta access, I was apprehensive over actually playing the game due to my less than ideal settings. I’m currently using a Sony Vaio laptop, and wishing that I could high-five the designer in his face over the decision to glue a rubber palm rest over the area where the most heat is generated.

Anyway, this ol’ laptop of mine has at a rough glance:

  • 8gb of RAM
  • Intel Core i7 1.73Ghz CPU
  • Windows 7 64bit OS
  • Nvidia Geforce GT 425M integrated graphics

Needless to say, everyone else laughs at me and my specs…a lot. It’s starting to hurt my feelings. With Titanfall, I used the following recommended settings to play Titanfall with:

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Not spectacular, but pretty decent overall. Some details are understandably omitted, I’ve skipped out on shadows and several details look like they were pulled from an early build of Omikron: The Nomad Soul. And yet, the game still looks stunning and easily playable.

The proof is in the pudding, much like a pervert’s extremities, so here’s what the game looks like in action:

Frame rates naturally dipped when the action got a little too intense, but as you can see, Titanfall was still easily playable thanks to the Source Engine being pretty forgiving. That, and the smart pistol was a godsend for talentless and heavily-pinged players such as myself.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.
  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I was going to be mocking & sarcastic, but then you mentioned Omikron. I think I may want to marry you.

    • Rags

      Wish they remake it.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I would throw money at that in a heartbeat.

        • General JJ the ashamed

          I’m sorry. But I just can’t let go of the fact that you mentioned marrying Darryn. This is a big moment.

          He didn’t even acknowledge it though, must really hurt.

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            I saw that too. Didn’t want to rub it in though… (Basket, lotion time?)

          • General JJ the ashamed

            I’ve got the basket ready

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Thank you, but I don’t need a hand? O_o

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            0-O

          • General JJ the ashamed

            O_O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Your mockery will only make our love stronger.

    • http://www.lazygamer.net/ The D

      OH WHERE DO YOOOOUUU GOOOOO? ANGELS OF PROMISE!

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    THIS GAME!!!!

    I MUST HAVE!!!!

    • Mossel

      Finished downloading the beta this morning, will be checking it out tonight to see if I should get some tickets for the hype train.

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    Not sure I’m sold on the smart pistol though, but hey, I guess console guys need pistol kills too

    • Hammersteyn

      Add aim assist and you’re golden

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Like a Worms Magic Bullet!

        • General JJ the ashamed

          Oh man. So much win.

  • General JJ the ashamed

    “Crap” pc. So then it should just barely be able to run on an Xbox 360 and PS3 right? Trolololo

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      barely :P

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    The game performance…..it hurts my eyeeeeees

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Sad story… your laptop seems to have better stats than my pc… not better than my laptop though :P

    • General JJ the ashamed

      I can play this on my work laptop. And shred it on my home pc. Awww yiss. ;)

      • VampyreSquirrel

        I’d down vote you, but it still counts as a vote towards you :P

        I seriously need an upgrade on my home pc… it was awesome, back in the day.

        • General JJ the ashamed

          Mine’s a year old now, still going strong. Except…. my damn graphics card stopped responding the other day. Then four more times later the day.
          I’m not liking it one bit. I want a better gfx card, who doesn’t, but not like this. Not like this.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Mine is now… *does some math*… probably around 5 years old… still plays a few games pretty well… others, not so much.

          • General JJ the ashamed

            We’ve all been there man. Sympathies.

  • Hammersteyn

    I still don’t get how they make this an XBOX exclusive, sticking it to PS and WIIU owners but they release it on PC as well. Plus it runs on most third world PCs as well.

    • Johan Fourie

      Microsoft exclusive.

      • Hammersteyn

        Right, but they are undermining the exclusivity by releasing it on PC. How many gamers who owns a console doesn’t have a PC or laptop? Not a lot I would bet. Plus it doesn’t even need to be a high spec PC as Darryn stated.

        • Brian Murphy

          It’s not just that it’s launching on PC, if this were a situation where it were launching exclusively for PC/Xbox One, and tailor made to suit hardware sets starting with the One at it’s lowest, and going higher, that’d be one thing.

          But since this game runs on the 360, and PC’s with architecture that most electronics stores don’t even sell anymore, it means the amount of PC’s out there that can easily run Titanfall, probably exceeds the amount of 360′s out there by more than double.

          That’s what I don’t think people understand here.

          • Hammersteyn

            Exactly true.

  • AndriyP

    Only noobs play on low settings
    Trololooo……….

    • General JJ the ashamed

      So all console players then? Trolololo

  • RinceandLeSIGH

    Did you say something nice about the Source Engine? Where is Tim?

    • General JJ the ashamed

      Don’t provoke him.

      • RinceandLeSIGH

        *Kicks anthill. What do you mean? :)

        • General JJ the ashamed

          You don’t find Tim. Tim finds you.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Yeah @rincethis:disqus put the stick down

        • RinceandLeSIGH
          • General JJ the ashamed

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            Tehehe @illuchnemancera:disqus No ants were hurt in the making of this awesomeness… *could be lying.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            What happens next!!! What’s wrong with you people!!! Get the whole freaking gif!!! GAAAAAAAAAAH!

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            Tehehehehehehhe

  • Her Highness the Hipster

    Darryn and I will have an old school duel in this game… with smart pistols. who needs to aim?! it’s all about my quick draw

    • General JJ the ashamed

      Must record and post to LG.

    • RinceandLeSIGH

      You mean quick working nausea pills? *RUNS

      • General JJ the ashamed

        For Darryn or the FPS thing? Boom!

        • RinceandLeSIGH

          BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Hopefully your quick draw is better than your photoshop. BOOM!

      • RinceandLeSIGH

        BOOOOOOOOM!

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        My upvote, you must have

      • Her Highness the Hipster

        HEY! :( my unappreciated genius… all i need to do is cut off my ear and i’ll be famous when i’m dead.

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          That can be arranged….so when we jamming L4D2 or Titanfall so that I can follow out on my threat?

    • http://www.lazygamer.net/ The D

      AIMING AM FOR SUCKTARDS LOL NOOBZ!

  • Laby

    This game has weird performance, my game runs 60fps and then when the titans drop in my fps suddenly go to 40fps @_@?

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Titans weigh more than people, so the server has to carry the extra weight, hence drop in fps.

      :P

      • Laby

        Hahahahahaha! I see what you did there xD, hopefully the full game will run better, and future gpu drivers will sort out the problem.

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          Most likely.

          Maybe the clouds are too heavy with titans to work effectively?

          • Laby

            Hahaha then we should brace ourselves for heavy rain.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            With a chance of thunderbullets

          • Laby

            Hahaha then it’s time I upgrade to bulletproof roofing

  • ZumaIsPoes

    Quick question to the awsome lazy gamer community , i ve ordered a i54670k witch has the 4600 or something built in graphics , i was just curious , if i could run the game on that alone ? or do i need to wait for my N760 to arrive before i attempt a run in titan fall ?

    • Laby

      You should be able to play on low-medium settings, Titanfall isn’t that demanding but make sure you fet yourself a graphics card to get the load of your cpu.

      • MakeItLegal

        thanks

        thats fantastic news , i cant wait for payday , finally joining the master race and “ALWAYS GEN” , then its a simple steam account setup , and jamming with all the local boys , gosh to think i can finally pick the servers i wana play on…… o.O

        • Laby

          Welcome recruit :) now drop and give me 20 just joking haha, anyway Titanfall is a origin aka steam copy but Titanfall is using cloud servers so we can’t choose the serves we want to play on, they only offer which region of cloud servers you want to play on

          • MakeItLegal

            MMM ok … i am still leaning towards battlefield 4 , in terms of my go to game , i just feel battlefield 4 is more tactical and requires team play and strategy to win …

            i will spot u later then champ and meet up on steam and origin once i am set up

            ***gets down and does 25 , cause thats what chuck would do ***

          • Laby

            Battlefield 4 about Tactics and Team Play? Lol I wish, these days it’s all about grenades, Heli’s and tanks.

  • Rags

    That starting pistol is seriously over powered. They should remove that lock on. What where they thinking, lol!?

  • hillbilly gamer

    Almost all of us can do something to improve a pc but most of us are pretty much stuck with sh*tty internet connection.

  • neilhza

    Being restricted to a laptop has meant I’ve fallen away from PC gaming and need to ask a really noob question: how does that card compare with the 8400M found in Samsung R700 notebooks? http://www.nvidia.co.uk/page/geforce_8400M.html 16 cores verses 96 = don’t even bother?

  • Brian Murphy

    Pretty sure we already reported this for you Darryn, but of course, you didn’t believe me.

    Core 2 Duo
    4gb RAM
    8800GT

    Your hardware vastly outmatches those system requirements.

  • WittZi

    It runs on crap PC’s because it is crap and needs next to no resources. Graphics are crap, game play is simplistic and crap and … well, it’s crap!

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  • I_Want_Titanfall

    If yours can run it, can mine? I am not quite sure, and I am very bad at specs etc.

    My specs:
    CPU: Intel i5 2410M
    GPU: Nvidia Geoforce GT 520M
    Windows 7 64 bit
    8GB RAM

  • Timerider

    I’ve got a 2.7GHz i7 and a GT 650M.
    Even turning the resolution down to 1280×800 and everything to low, it runs like shit.
    This game is so poorly optimized. Metro: Last Light had similar system specs and I could run that at 1680×1050.

  • Fact

    This is a crap game on pc..way over manipulated

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