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MGS3 - Minimum Specs to run
#1
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Just wondering if my specs will be able to run MGS3, or even MGS2 decent. I had read that these games take a lot of CPU power to run. Here are my specs.

AMD Phenom X3 running at 2.4GHz.
Nvidia 9500GT with 512MB DDR3 RAM
4GB of DDR2 RAM

I also have th latest PCSX2 installed and the latest graphics plugins. Thanks.

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#2
Probably not, my core 2 duo at 3,6 ghz struggles with MGS3...don't know about 2
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#3
You might be able to RUN them, but I don't know about running them well. MGS3 is an extremely demanding game for the emulator. I think MGS2 is as well, but less so.

Oh, and MGS3 has lots of graphic bugs, anyway.
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#4
You will run it, but not run it well. Sorry... that CPU is just not enough.

Even my computer, a Core 2 Duo like Bositman (only mine is 3.3 GHz, not 3.6) struggles with MGS3.

I can imagine why MGS3 is a difficult game to emulate. It was a very late release in the PS2 cycle (2004 release) and the amount of graphical tricks and post-processing in the game in astounding for a PS2 game. MGS3 is nothing short of a marvel on the PS2 system.
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#5
Actually you'd be surprised at how light MGS2 is , my laptop's specs arent exactly zomgish , but they run MGS2 @ 60 fps in the tanker part with all the rain and lights and such.
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#6
My machine is in my signature. I can't run MGS3. There are many graphical glitches, as well as hardcore amounts of slowdown in the first couple of areas (haven't played beyond those). Regardless of resolution and CPU settings, speed hacks, etc., things slow down to a crawl when I turn the camera in certain directions (i.e. directions containing lots of grass).

Everything else I've ever tried runs absolutely flawlessly though, so I'm sure it's just MGS3. Set your sights lower until the emulator matures.

EDIT: Actually, nevermind all of that. I've started messing around with it again and I've almost got it working 100%. After a bit more tweaking, I should have it working well.

MGS3 certainly is a whore, though. It certainly takes some doing to get it up and going, but once you do, it's awesome. It's seriously like a launch date 360 game if you render it at a high resolution.
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#7
If you're gonna play MGS2, you're better off playing the PC version.
#8
(08-10-2009, 08:24 AM)Heoki Wrote: If you're gonna play MGS2, you're better off playing the PC version.

That all depends on whether or not you can tolerate the bugs in that version too.

When I tried playing MGS2 PC, it was pretty bad. Analog buttons didn't work (also a problem with the Xbox port - it makes you unable to do some actions), and there were many graphical anomalies probably associated with the fact that I'm using an ATi video card.

OP should try both to see which works best for him.
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#9
^Yep, the MGS2's PC port is extremely frustrating.

You can't even let go of the trigger when aiming the pistol, you will always fire a shot after.

With the AKS-74U or M4...... don't even bother using them outside a boss battle. As soon as the 'aim/fire' button is hit, you're already shooting wildly full auto in the PC version...

It's very sad.... because the PC port is gorgeous looking.... at least with a Nvidia card.
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#10
Really? the PC version worked great on my case maybe just some gamepads work correctly with it. But uh enough offtopic I guess xD
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