Can my laptop from 2004 run beamng.drive?

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  1. TC203

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    A while ago, I was given an old laptop for free and, as a bit of fun, I would try and see if it would run beamng.drive. Here are the specs:
    • RAM: 1.25GB (Upgradeable to 2GB)
    • CPU: Intel pentium M 715 @ 1.5GHz
    • Update: I’ve upgraded it to a Pentium M 770 @ 2.13GHz
    • OS: Windows XP
    • GPU: ATI mobility Radeon 9700
    I can give you more specs if you need them.

    After watching a YouTube tutorial, I managed to get steam and sign in. I then download the oldest version of beamng available on steam from the betas section. I started the program and, to my amazement, it started. However, when I tried to go onto a level, it loads for a second, then crashes. I think it could be the shortage of ram, what do you think’s the problem?
     
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  2. Jonah Parkinson

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    It's not really worth trying to run BeamNG on that. 4GB is about the absolute minimum that will work.
     
  3. TC203

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    That's kinda sad. What about the tech demo? Could it run that?
     
  4. Jonah Parkinson

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    Maybe if you could find a copy of it. An old laptop from around 2010 I used to have was able to run the tech demo.
     
  5. TC203

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    The tech demo works :)! It runs at about 3-8 fps on the lowest resolution. Only the pickup truck though...
     
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  6. Jonah Parkinson

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    I think you need a new computer...
     
  7. TC203

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    Yeah lol.
     
  8. iPlayzTG-BMG

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    I seriously doubt that hardware will be able to run BeamNG even if it supports DirectX 11 (it doesn't, what a surprise).
     
  9. TC203

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    Here it is running the tech demo. Is there a way to disable shadows or something? I think that would improve the fps a lot. All my settings are set to lowest.
     

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  10. Jonah Parkinson

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    I somehow thought there were settings for that somewhere. Have you looked through all the graphics options?
     
  11. TC203

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    I’ll give you a picture of my settings when I get home.
     
  12. fivedollarlamp

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    I don't want to rain on your parade, but this is a futile effort.
     
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  13. cklmetl

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    Wow upload_2021-7-10_14-5-54.png

    but not very that for the RAM and Windows
     
  14. FenderBenderTV

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    No, it could not even run that, my laptop with 4GB ran that at about 1FPS
     
  15. P_enta

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    that website is dumb and is never correct,

    Honestly if you upgrade the ram to 4 gigs it will probably work on gridmap but just for s and g.
     
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