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Based on this thread, I've decided that Minecraft is the next game I'm going to buy.

My only question is, can I run it?

I have an i3 laptop with 4GB of RAM, but it's Intel Graphics (no dedicated GPU).
I'm playing the free version of Minecraft right now, and when it's not "updating chunks" I get anywhere from 20 to 40 FPS. Will Minecraft Beta be significantly slower?
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Yes it can easily run on that....
Turn Fog up alittle to help it out
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Yes it can easily run on that....
Turn Fog up alittle to help it out

I heard it's only really daunting on the CPU and it helps to have 4GB not 2GB, so I'm not worried in those two departments. But without a dedicated GPU, I just wasn't sure.

This laptop is the only computer I've got, so I don't want to spend 20 bucks on a game I can't play, and won't have a computer that I can play it own for a few more years.
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I have a laptop with an Intel Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz, mine is a single core and yours is a dual core. Mine also only has 3 GB of ram with Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset, I run the game fine but I constantly have to change the fog distance cause it randomly lags.

When you start a new world put your fog distance at furthest so it can render everything out. That will be the laggiest part, but after a few minutes you should be fine.

Also if you play online cities lag a lot. So I'd recommend staying away from them if you can. On the server I play on you have the options between the wilderness and the city, so I build out in the wilderness.

Also, the city issues for me is because my computer is trying to load so much, so my CPU can't take it. Minecraft is a CPU intense game, and since yours is an i3 instead of a Celeron 900, you might not have that issue, or any of the issues that I'm having.

You will run the game just fine, don't worry.
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My T5500 (C2D 1.66) w/ 4 GB + GMA 950 only gets like 7-12 FPS.....
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post #6 of 17
I play under Ubuntu on that game to cause it lags to much on Windows 7 if that matters...it actually might now that I think of it because Windows takes up way more memory than my Ubuntu 10.10...
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I hope you can run it, I had a desktop C2D 2.7ghz and GMA 3100 i think, Ran it at 25 FPS everything as low as you can go.
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post #8 of 17
if your running it in linux it'll be around 30% more efficient, minecraft runs better in linux
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post #9 of 17
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Now I'm confused. Half say "Sure, don't worry about it!" the other half say "Goodluck buddy!"

If it helps, this is my laptop: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Acer-TimelineX-AS3820T-6480-13-3-Inch-Aluminum/dp/B004ETOBOO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307903455&sr=8-1"]Acer[/ame]

Is the main worry the GPU? I'm not even sure what type mine is. Device Manager says "Intel HD Graphics" and isn't anymore specific than that.
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post #10 of 17
My Lenovo Thinkpad plays it on Fancy/far with smooth lighting at 40+ fps.

T2600 @ 2.17Ghz
Radeon Firepro 256mb
2gb Ram

I think your laptop should be able to handle it
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