|Intro + Info
||[Jan. 6th, 2007|07:43 pm]
Technical Specs Discussion for The Sims 2
Hi! Welcome to sims2specs. My motivation for making this community pretty much lies in my struggle to pick out a good laptop for TS2. I wanted to really understand what was important in picking out the right specs, not just have suggestions lobbed at me. I also found that in some of the more general venues for getting advice about computers, there was perhaps a little bit of disdain for TS2 ("You don't need much to run that game," etc.) Essentially, I really wanted a place where you could get good computer advice from people who actually play and appreciate the game. I was able to make a good selection for a computer in the end (I'm typing on it now!) but it was a very frustrating experience. Hopefully some of my frustration and trial-by-experience will help some others out. :)|
Here are a few rules/suggestions for the running of the community:
-Because this community's goal is to help people, at this time there will not be any restrictions on posting; however it would be nice if you tried to keep your posts down to only one a day. If you have more to add, please edit your post from before. If you wish to includes images, please only post one outsides of an LJ cut, and try to keep it no larger than 500px wide.
-At some point we may try to implement a survey for people who are looking for recommendations to fill out. For now, before you post asking for a suggestion, please check out first what the required specs are for the game and each of its EPs. You can find out the specs of each version of the PC game by going here, checking out the individual pages for each EP, and finding the link for "System Requirements" -- or by looking at the sticker that came on the box, if you still have it.
-The System Requirements for the Mac version of the game and the EPs are here: Original, Uni, NL, OFB, and Pets. There is also a list of Mac systems and their compatability with the game below.
-If you are having a problem with your computer, please post all of your specs in your post in order to help us try to determine what the problem might be.
-It might help you to read a little bit about some of the terminologies you are going to be seeing when you look at computer specs. Even if you just have a very general idea of it, the difference it makes can be huge.
( Here is an incomplete, in-progress list of terms you might want to familiarize yourself with ...Collapse )
A few requests:
-Right now the community needs at least one or maybe two other maintainers, who have some degree of knowledge of computers, and someone who knows Macs would be greatly appreciated, too.
-We also need a community icon. I mean, I could make one, but I'm lazy, so it'll take forever. And it'll probably be ugly. :)