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[IGN]Can You Run Star Wars: The Old Republic?

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Electronic Arts and BioWare recently announced the pre-order details for the highly anticipated MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. At the bottom of the pre-order page you'll also find the minimum hardware requirements. Will you need to make any upgrades to get The Old Republic up and running?

Minimum System Requirements

OS Windows XP, Vista/7
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM • Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM • PCs using a built-in graphical chipset, 2GB RAM recommended.
ATI X1800 or better* • nVidia 7800 or better* • Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*
8x or better DVD-ROM

*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.
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I should manage.
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Yea...
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Me too, it won't be too hard, but I REALLY, want to know... Where on earth did the original publishers throw MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of dollars into this game? Seems to me like they were burning money, throwing in money, no results, THIS BETTER BE THE NEXT SWG!
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I think most of us here will be ok. All things considered.
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I think I'll be able to handle it.
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I don't have a dvd drive. I don't meet requirements! :O
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Originally Posted by assaulth3ro911 View Post
Me too, it won't be too hard, but I REALLY, want to know... Where on earth did the original publishers throw MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of dollars into this game? Seems to me like they were burning money, throwing in money, no results, THIS BETTER BE THE NEXT SWG!
More money went into the writing, art direction, Lucasarts royalties/licenses ($$$$$$), voice acting, casting, than probably into any other game ever made. You really need to understand the magnitude of this game's scope and the fact that every interaction and plot evolution is individually voice acted, written, motion captured, etc. It was really a mind bogglingly huge undertaking and took a tonne of money to accomplish it.
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I'm so disappointed by this post.
dont quote tons of pictures please.
    
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its not if our systems can handle but can their servers and game engine handle it
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