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Filled in my specs to the form
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I am wondering if you might also want to ask what display resolution people are running as well.
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Re: HLP Hardware and OS Survey 2015
Just finished. Afraid I didn't know about my OpenGL but if I find out I'll edit it to include it. My PC is an old one so probably a poor example but hope it is of help.

GPUZ didn't have the Open GL versions

GPU Caps Viewer shows OpenGL version
http://www.geeks3d.com/20150127/gpu-caps-viewer-1-23-0-released/

 

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@ Fury

I used to have one during the blogging heyday before tweets and fb de facto killed it, but I closed it at one point because of TOS or something. Don't remember. Probably need it again (whether I like it or not) depending on where life takes me, I suppose. (insert juggernaught megacorp arguments here... but then again MS is no better :nervous:)

Yeah I can understand the "change is constant, no choice but to keep up" argument, it's fine. I'm just somewhat irked with the possible scenario e.g. a 2D sprite game or a Visual Novel type game, or even some low-budget 3D FPS boomHEADSHOT/aircraft pewpewFOX2/racer fnf turbo NAAWZZZ/whatever; gfx levels and feature set don't look like they would demand the absolute latest i3/5/7 setups, seems workable on a competent C2D/Quad without too much FPS hiccups, but then you load it up, and then it just... crawls, even on the lowest settings.

I don't think I'm some crazy luddite either, I just kinda don't see the Core 2 -> Core iX architecture jump as extreme as my little kid days (P1 133Mhz/Win95/FRED1 when Pentium 4's were halfway through their lifespan). But now late in the i7 generation, run stuff with a C2D and it's just slow/laggy...

Ah well enough of my ranting to nowhere... gaaah this just makes me worried, what if by the time I go all out on an i7, suddenly Intel/AMD introduce an all-new platform? Obsolete overnight. But that's how fast IT moves. :banghead:

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So its safe to assume that standard FSO rig is a dual-core 4gb ram, opengl 4.0 1gb Vram machine. How exactly is this useful?
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So its safe to assume that standard FSO rig is a dual-core 4gb ram, opengl 4.0 1gb Vram machine. How exactly is this useful?

Quad Core (given FSO's single core nature I would have said CPU speed was more relevant but hey ho)
8gb Ram
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OpenGL 4.0-4.5
Operating System
Instruction Set
^Guide FSO on how new features using modern technology will affect FSO player/userbase accessibility

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Re: HLP Hardware and OS Survey 2015
I don't think I'm some crazy luddite either, I just kinda don't see the Core 2 -> Core iX architecture jump as extreme as my little kid days (P1 133Mhz/Win95/FRED1 when Pentium 4's were halfway through their lifespan). But now late in the i7 generation, run stuff with a C2D and it's just slow/laggy...
Apart from games, it's hard to find a good reason for upgrades these days. My primary system is still built around an AMD 4850e from 2008 (and the few games I care to play are even older).
The last major upgrade I had to do was when I needed a new video card, but couldn't find anything nice for my AGP mobo..

 

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I have multiple machines. Can I take the survey more than once?
« Last Edit: February 21, 2015, 05:53:01 pm by FlamingMamba »

 

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Can I take the survey more than once?
Nope. Or you can if you have multiple google accounts, but really, just pick the pc you use for playing latest games.

 

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Had to do a bit of digging on the supported versions of stuff, but...done. Hope it helps someone!  :D

 

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Windows 10 and DX12 should probably be added to the list.
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Those will be in the list next year, as neither was or still is officially available.

 

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Pre-release OSes shouldn't really ever be in the survey.

Still think screen size and resolution should be, though
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Re: HLP Hardware and OS Survey 2015
Those will be in the list next year, as neither was or still is officially available.
Pre-release OSes shouldn't really ever be in the survey.

Still think screen size and resolution should be, though

Considering we've been officially recommending 3.7.2 RCx for how long now...

The OS (10 Tech Preview) is rock solid as far as I've seen. I mean, do what you want, but IMHO it's running fine.

Besides.

All you're going to accomplish is artificially inflating Win 7 / Win 8.1 results.  i.e., I would choose one of those instead of accurately reporting that I use 10 Tech Preview (because I haven't had a reason to boot into 7 since installing it).  :shrug: