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Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:20AM Berzerk said

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Those 1000 players likely overlap with the group who couldn't play Incursion anyway due to the ShaderModel 2.0 restriction.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:51AM Saerain said

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I like seeing dinosaurs go extinct.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 11:11AM Crsh said

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It's honestly needed, those chips are very old and I honestly don't know how anyone can still use them to play recent video games; come on, even a lowly Atom CPU in a netbook is more powerful than a P3 from 10 years ago.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 12:01PM Daemodand said

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*Covers his Athlon LE-1640's eyes*
"Don't look, baby. Don't look."
*Starts to tell Athlon LE-1640 about the farm we'll have one day; one with rabbits...*

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 1:01PM octoberasian said

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@Daemodand

I upgraded my Athlon XP when the first graphical overhaul for EVE started. Then I upgraded from a Radeon 9700 to a Radeon 3870.

It was like night and day when I got it.

Now, I'm on a Phenom II X4 805 and a Radeon HD 5770. :D
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Posted: Jan 17th 2011 12:44PM sauceofmagic said

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Time to move bots to P4 guyse!

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 2:43PM ApathyCurve said

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Running EVE on a P3 has to be a slideshow. A very fuzzy, untextured slideshow.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 3:42PM xgamer99 said

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These people have no excuse. Seriously. You can get a P4 and a motherboard to support it for about $50. If you can't afford that while throwing away $15 a month on internet spaceships, then there's no help for you. Worst case, you can get a loan from your corp or whatever so you can pay via PLEX and save the real money for an upgrade.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 8:15PM DiscoJer said

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I think people are underestimating these old CPUs. Most of the work done in games is by the GPU, anyway.

And as to not upgrading, for most people you can't simply buy a new motherboard and CPU and plug it into an existing computer. You often need to replace everything else, so you're out $300+. And let's not forget Windows, changing the CPU counts as a new computer in their eyes. That's another $100 in a lot of cases

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 8:48PM Xilmar said

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i didn't even know you could actually play eve on a pentium 3. anwyays, it's for the best, things have to move forward.

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 10:31PM Xilmar said

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@jslim419

what needs to move forward? technology...games technology. and you should slap yourself a bit for asking a stupid question...you are, in fact, using the internet and most likely a computer to post your comment, so you should be aware of the importance of new technology.

sure, some times some players play on low settings. i do it too, sometimes even in window mode. but not everyone, or all the time.

just because you can't imagine something other than what you're seeing in front of you, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. to put it another way, reality is a lot bigger than you can/choose to realize.

pentium 3 came out in 2000. actually 99, but let's say it's 10 years old. that, in this industry, is quite a bit, and thus cannot and should not be the standard minimum the gaming studios hold for the future.

in 10 years a dual core should be obsolete. if it isn't at least very close, then the industry has failed to live up to it's potential in that timeframe.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:59PM (Unverified) said

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pfft cut out anything below a dual core :P

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:59PM (Unverified) said

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pfft cut out anything below a dual core :P

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