Looks absolutely amazing - and it's crpg! But ^ this... There is no hope for me.
I'd rather stay with my Pool of Radiance.
Well those are pretty low specs these days, so if you can't even cope with them, I feel for you.
I know how much it sucks to be on outdated hardware
Bought a Pentium 4 OEM as my first PC in 2005, just as gaming switched to dual core.
It was still a PC, and I got online soon after, plenty of old games I could play, but no GOG back then, so pirated those I could play.
Took me 8 years to save enough to go to very best PC hardware at start of 2013,
Never pirated another game after I could actually buy, and play them new, then discovered GOG on Dec 14, 2013
Around 300 GOG games now, and I will never have to worry if I can play, any below ultra again
Upgraded to an EVGA GTX1080 FTW2 this year, but the i7 3770K 3.5GHz (4.6Ghz OC) I got in 2013 is still pulling it's weight.
Not letting myself get outdated again.
Nice to have the option not to be outdated, thinking in purely personal gratification terms. But on a bigger scale, terribly wasteful.
But heh, this PC was probably the weakest I had compared to the norm at the time of purchase, or weakest after the first, but at the time having a computer here was quite unusual in itself, just a few years after the Revolution, and I was little too, so it seemed amazing either way.
Only console: A NES clone, possibly a Dendy?
- Odd one out (was it '91? or we already had the computer but with parents mostly using it this was for me for a while? may have been '91, not sure): ZX Spectrum clone (Cobra) with 48k memory
- 1992: 386 SX 16 MHz, 512 kb probably Trident video card, 2 Mb RAM and I think 120 Mb HDD. Some chance it may have just been 80 Mb.
- 1994: 486 DX2 66 MHz, same video card as above, 4 Mb RAM later upgraded to 8 Mb, 540 Mb HDD.
- 1998: Pentium II 266 MHz, S3 Virge 4 Mb, 32 Mb SDR 66 MHz RAM later upgraded to 64 Mb, 3.2 Gb HDD with a 20 Gb one added I think in late 2001.
- 2002: Pentium 4A 2 GHz, GeForce 2 Ti 64 Mb, 512 Mb DDR RAM which in 2006 went down to 256 Mb as one module failed, the 20 Gb HDD mentioned above replaced with a 160 Gb one I think at the start of 2005.
- 2008: Core 2 Duo E8400 3 GHz dual-core, initially GeForce 8400 256 Mb upgraded to GeForce GTS 250 1 Gb in 2009, 2 Gb DDR2 1066 MHz 5-5-5-15 RAM, initially 500 Gb HDD replaced with a 250 Gb 10000 rpm one in early 2013 (a 500 Gb remained as backup, as the plan was 240 Gb SSD + 250 Gb HDD as main, but the SSD hasn't happened even now).
- 2015: Pentium G3440 3.3 GHz dual-core, just using the integrated graphics, 4 Gb DDR3 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24 RAM, same HDDs as the upgraded configuration above but OS at the moment on the 500 Gb one.
As you can see, increasing amount of time between builds, drawing as much as I can out of each, but they were also getting closer to current-level performance at the time of purchase as time went on, then this one fell back again in 2015. Ah well. The game with the highest requirements played on it was Tropico 4 (and Gone Home if you count it a game - didn't care about the sluggishness in that one so dialed it up and let it stay at low fps).