You got a RED CROSS and still can run the game? Answer is here.
Written by: Amekdala
- 19:05 Aug-16-2012
Hello GD'ers :)
While replying to my notifications I realised that many gamers are confused how they can run a game even when they get a red cross? Now I am going to try to explain it briefly.
Todays Developers/Publishers consider mostly 1920x1080 as usual gaming resolution and publish their Recommended Requirements for this. So similar rigs gets different performance on different resolutions.
Developers usually publish their lowest TESTED specs as minimum requirements, so basically gamers who got a red cross for one or more of their components on GD can still run the game, because the game's actual minimum requirements may be lower than the published ones. So how can we be sure If we really can run the game? and here comes Game Debate's Adjusted requirements and Ratings page.
GD Adjusted Requirements?
As far as I know GD adjusted Requirements shows what kind of Specs you actually need to run the game with good graphics and good FPS at the same time, so If you have a moderate Rig or you just do not know how well you can run the game then I strongly suggest you to consider GD adjusted ones as a guide. Also keep in mind that adjusted requirements are adjusted by the help of fellow GD member's added FPS ratings, so do not forget to add your own AVERAGE FPS ratings to help other gamers.
How Can I check my FPS?
You can do it by downloading FRAPS
Run the Fraps and press F11(Default) while playing a game and then click on View to check your FPS benchmark's in Exell file and add your AVERAGE FPS by Clicking on Ratings on the specific game's page. Do not forget to add your AVERAGE FPS but not the Minimum nor Maximum one to be able to help more accurate.
You can also check here for further information;
Do not hesitate to comment and ask If you have any further questions about the topic.
Edit: This site improves your hardware reading skills so it does not only tells you If You can Run It? but also helping you to analyse hardware settings and learn actually if you can run a specific game. Follow the site regularly to learn new things and eventually share your own knowledge to educate others. We are in the communication era by the way :)
Least but not last; I love you GD and its respected population :)