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AriesDW

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Recommended Video Cards
« on: May 09, 2007, 22:44:59 »

What is the video card that is delivering clear, fluid response for Ship Simulator gameplay?

A. I am looking to get a new card.

B. I am sure others are, too.
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Sam

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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 16:27:44 »

Here is a tip:
Don't buy the Sapphire geforce 7900 GS 256mb! I have that card, and sometimes there are just parts of ships missing!
This is a problem with the software of the graphic cards, beceaus it allso is in other games.

But, I think all other 7900GS cards will do.

But, wich connections do you have on your motherboard?
PCIexpres or normal VGA?
And what is your budget?
For €400-500 you have the latest high performance.
For €200-300 you have a high performance card from a half a year ago (wich will be enough for a game like this).
For >€200 you have the latest low budget or mid range cards.

My graphics card costed €215 and it runs shipsim with everything set high and a good framerate.
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LucAtC

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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 16:46:50 »

Hello,
Also thinking of a replacement for my card (7600GT, PCIe).
Reason for that: New York hangs off after some time, functioning Nvidia driver not WHQL (sometimes error reports, without any consequences). Positive is fanless operation.
Not a 7900GS, then? I looked at http://www.tomshardware.com/graphics/graphicscards/index.html
but the prices are in $$.. and it is difficult to make a good balance between price and performance.
Shouldnt we look for a DirectX10 graphics card instead? What are the intentions of VStep in that domain, will they go over to DirectX10? to Linux?
Regards,
Luc
« Last Edit: May 10, 2007, 16:58:55 by LucAtC »
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AriesDW

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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 19:55:43 »

I would think DirectX 10 would be a logical move . . . Mark, Pjotr?
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J.Ham

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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 01:57:20 »

Hello,
I have an nvidia xfx 7900gt, all my games run perfect with this card.
It is now a budget card, six months ago not.  :)
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AriesDW

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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 07:40:15 »

What other specs on your comp? What memory count do you use on the card?
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Sam

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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 15:37:36 »

The 7900 GS is a good card, only the software doesn't work verry well on my system.
For the people who dont know: The GT series are allways better(faster) than the GS series.

You could allso take a look at ATI, they allso have good chipsets.
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Wonko_The_Sane

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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2007, 17:27:25 »

I just installed an ATI X1650 ($200) and it works great!
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[RWP]DJM

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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2007, 21:42:04 »

Hiya :)

My current specs:

CPU: Athlon 64 3200+
Graphics Card: GeForce 6600 512mb
RAM: 2ghz DDR400 (Running in Dual-Channel mode)
Main HD: 160gb SATA-II

Ship Sim runs like a dream :D

Regards.

DJM
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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2007, 08:05:18 »

Ship Simulator 2008 will run on the latest version (April 2007) of DirectX 9.0c. We do not use any features that are only available in DirectX 10.

AriesDW: Just as the 2006 version will Ship Simulator 2008 be created for Windows systems only. 
Possibly the game works in Linux in combination with a DirectX wrapper, but we will not officially test or support it.
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Re: Recommended Video Cards
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2007, 10:10:03 »

Thanks Mark for the notice. I use a Windows Pro platform, so I am good.
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