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Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs

The Aliens: Colonial Marines Facebook Page notes that AvPGalaxy has word that Steam will begin offering preorders of Aliens: Colonial Marines today, also providing system specifications for Gearbox Software's upcoming shooter. Here's word:

Minimum Specs: Operating System: Windows XP SP3. Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor. RAM: 2GB RAM (XP),2GB RAM (Vista). HD: 20GB free hard disk space. Optical Drive: DVD. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible. Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum).

Recommended Specs: Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7. Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad CoreProcessor. RAM: 2GB RAM. HD: 20GB free hard disk space. Optical Drive: DVD. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible. VideoCard: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum).

Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only).

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11. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 12:10 Techie714
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 09:26:
No DX11 pretty much makes this "wait for bargain bin"... even if it is good.

Not that I'm a graphics whore, but DX11 has been out too long to ignore it... which makes this most likely a crappy console port, hence bargain bin only.

Totally agree!
 
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10. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 11:17 Creston
 
software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only).

Damn, way to figure out which C++ redib to use, Gearbox. :O

That last one is pretty interesting. I read that as if you are using XP and an AMD processor, it installs mobo drivers? That seems a rather unusual step to take for a dev...

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9. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 11:14 Shataan
 
Even AVP 2010 had DX 11 visuals. Well, SOME tesselation at any rate. It`d be hard to believe that A CMs would arrive with just dx 9 visual effects fare. I agree tho. We don`t buy dx 11 GTX 680s to run old tech real fast.

 
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8. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 11:03 Xero
 
For anyone dissing the game's graphics, check this video out first...
[url=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qLuOVI1Fic[/url]

If it's not DX11, it sure does a great impression of it
 
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7. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 10:18 wtf_man
 
I wouldn't know about BL2... I've stated before I don't do cel shaded outlined games. I can't stand that art style. Yes, I'm picky. I mean... I know what I like, and I'm only willing to purchase what I like.

I'm saying if a modern game doesn't have DX11 support... that PRETTY MUCH means they put NO EFFORT in the PC version. That doesn't mean that there aren't exceptions... but it is more of general indicator to go by.
 
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6. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 10:12 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 10:01:
Beamer wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 09:50:
Can you articulate what advantages it has that you're missing?

I pretty much already said it. IF they are limiting it to DX 9.0c (and I said IF (which is the way I'm reading the announcement)), that pretty much SCREAMS that it is a console port, in this day and age.

As for any graphic enhancements... DX 9 is fine, like I said... I'm not a graphics whore (even though Tavil disagrees), although I do like tessellation usage on modern DX 11 games... but it's not necessary.

Was Borderlands 2 a crappy port? Because that was DX9 only. Heck, we're still at a point where most games are. You miss a ton of great games if you refuse to play something that isn't DX11.

And, again, this does not say that Aliens doesn't support DX11. Gearbox said all last year that this would support DX11. Wouldn't be surprised to see that dropped with the date slip, but this is hardly confirmation.
 
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5. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 10:01 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 09:50:
Can you articulate what advantages it has that you're missing?

I pretty much already said it. IF they are limiting it to DX 9.0c (and I said IF (which is the way I'm reading the announcement)), that pretty much SCREAMS that it is a console port, in this day and age. Apparently I no speeking gud eengrish, since people are confusing my comment as graphics detail, when I'm talking PC specific tech (at this time), which means they put an effort into the PC version.

As for any graphic enhancements... DX 9 is fine, like I said... I'm not a graphics whore (even though Tavil disagrees), although I do like tessellation usage on modern DX 11 games... but it's not necessary.

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4. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 09:56 nin
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 09:26:
No DX11 pretty much makes this "wait for bargain bin"... even if it is good.

Not that I'm a graphics whore, but DX11 has been out too long to ignore it... which makes this most likely a crappy console port, hence bargain bin only.


Yeah, you kinda shot yourself in the foot there.

 
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3. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 09:50 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 09:26:
No DX11 pretty much makes this "wait for bargain bin"... even if it is good.

Not that I'm a graphics whore, but DX11 has been out too long to ignore it... which makes this most likely a crappy console port, hence bargain bin only.

Does it say it doesn't support DX11? Not requiring it, or even recommending it, is different than not supporting it.

Can you articulate what advantages it has that you're missing?
 
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2. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 09:31 Tavil
 
How very ignorant of you and you do sound like a "graphics whore" with comments like those. I for one think this game is going to be amazing. and am glad for the modest spec requirements. Means ill be able to play it on my laptop which is rare these days. Graphics only matter so much, its all about game play.  
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1. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 09:26 wtf_man
 
No DX11 pretty much makes this "wait for bargain bin"... even if it is good.

Not that I'm a graphics whore, but DX11 has been out too long to ignore it... which makes this most likely a crappy console port, hence bargain bin only.
 
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