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Topic Subject:System requirements for AoE III
posted 02-22-05 07:21 AM EDT (US)         
Is there anyone that can tell us the system requirements for AoE3 ?
Because if I need to buy a new CPU or GPU I would like to know it now, so I can start saving some money.

Thanks in advance!


Mike the Great
posted 02-22-05 07:23 AM EDT (US)     1 / 11       
There's been a thread on this before...

What are your system specs?

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posted 02-22-05 07:28 AM EDT (US)     2 / 11       
why are you going to buy a new CPU for a game?

lol, that reminds me, my friend David Q. wanted to play age of empires with me diego, and all these other friends of ours, so he bought a computer. He bought a computer from our friend's sister that owns a computer place. and then when he got it all set up, the computer wouldn't work. LOL. he was so depressed, and we were like wtf; he bought the computer to play with us and it wouldn't even work.

oh well G_G, that's how life goes. psh oh well who cares. goodbye., thanks for listening to my life.

posted 02-22-05 07:38 AM EDT (US)     3 / 11       
My Specs 'R' :

AMD Athlon 1800+
512Mb RAM
nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 (64 Mb)
Soundblaster Live! 24-Bit
80Gb Hardisk
Windows XP (sp1)
DSL connection (3200 Mbps)

posted 02-22-05 01:18 PM EDT (US)     4 / 11       
You should be fine to run the game; just turn the specs down. Don't expect many of the bells n' whistles to work, mate, but you should be able to play it okay

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SC2H Seraph
posted 02-22-05 02:02 PM EDT (US)     5 / 11       
I have 2 PCs:

a) Athlon 3200+ (400MHz FSB), 128MB GeForceFX 5800 (AGP 8x), 120GB ATA133 HDD, 1GB DDR3200 RAM, 1Mbit Broadband (not shared).

b) Athlon 2000+ (266MHz FSB), 64MB GeForce2 MX400 (AGP 4x), 80GB ATA100 HDD, 512MB PC100 RAM, 1Mbit Broadband (not shared).

I'm expecting to play with almost every setting enabled on PC (a), although I may turn off a couple of advanced graphical stuff since the Graphics Card isn't that amazing...

As for PC (b), well it surprisingly plays AOM:TT flawlessly...even with the c-r-a-p-p-y RAM...but as for AOE3...I'm guessing I won't be able to play at 1280x1024 with all options enabled as I do with AOM

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posted 02-22-05 02:10 PM EDT (US)     6 / 11       


I'm guessing I won't be able to play at 1280x1024 with all options enabled as I do with AOM

I manage that on mine

I need another 512MB of ram, which'll cost me my next 50 lol. Can't wait for this game to come out, though.

I wish we'd get a release date. I don't care if it's in 2008, I just want a release date lol.

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posted 02-22-05 02:51 PM EDT (US)     7 / 11       
With a system like that you should be able to play 1vs1 or against the computer but I bet a 2vs2 will turn into a lag fest towards the end.
posted 02-22-05 04:29 PM EDT (US)     8 / 11       
I wouldn't attempt to play much more that a 1v1 on a 56k anyway.

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posted 02-22-05 05:02 PM EDT (US)     9 / 11       
P4 3 ghz, Radeon 9800 XT (256mb), 1 gig ram.

Im not expecting 1280 x 1024 full details, but 1024 x 768 + full detail should be playable. Altough, playing 4 vs 4 could be too much even for my pc if the game goes long and everyone reaches his/her popcap.

I would like some infos from ES on the requirements and im not talking about minimum, im talking about optimum where you can play with 60 fps 4 vs 4 and still reach ur popcap. But since the game hasnt reached gold status, I dont expect anything.

posted 02-22-05 05:06 PM EDT (US)     10 / 11       
As long as I can play it lol, I'm not too fussed.

I'll invariably upgrade around my card at Xmas anyway, so it's no big deal.

I do feel sorry for all the backward children with DOS 386's looking at the screenshots and ordering it on their mother's gold card, though LOL.

Though I do wonder how they could really see the screenshots on 386s...

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Kumar Shah
posted 02-22-05 06:33 PM EDT (US)     11 / 11,20994,,all



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