Everquest 2 Requirements

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#1 Posted by Rockr (6068 posts) -
What kind of insane system is required to play EQ2 on the highest quality levels with a playable framerate?
#2 Posted by matt082191 (2606 posts) -
Is Google non-existant?
#3 Posted by Rockr (6068 posts) -
You don't have a be an ass, I thought the expertise of the PC Gamers on the forum would be a great source of information.
#4 Posted by matt082191 (2606 posts) -

I'm not trying to be an ass, I'm saying that you should Google the system requirements, find out what video card it needs on the everquest website, and then you're good, you don't need to make this waste of a thread.

#5 Posted by Slannmage (5483 posts) -
System requirements

Operating System: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP

Processor: 1GHz or greater

RAM: 512 MB

Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible. Pixel shader and vertex shader compatible hardware with 64 MB of texture memory

Sound Card: DirectSound compatible audio hardware

 Hard Drive Space: 7 GB free hard disk space

CD-ROM Speed: 4x CD-ROM drive (required only at installation)
Internet Connection: 56Kbps modem or better

Other: Keyboard, mouse

#6 Posted by Rockr (6068 posts) -
God you people are rude.  I'm asking whether a system to play the game on the highest graphics settings is currently available.  And if it is, what does that system look like?  Try finding that on google.  Get over yourself man.
#7 Posted by clearman90 (11500 posts) -
my best guess:
7800gt
2 gigs of ram
athlon 64 3000+/P4 3.0 ghz
#8 Posted by Rockr (6068 posts) -

[QUOTE="clearman90"]my best guess:
7800gt
2 gigs of ram
athlon 64 3000+/P4 3.0 ghz



Thank you very much.  I appreciate it.
#9 Posted by Chaos_Zero13 (1157 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rockr"]God you people are rude. I'm asking whether a system to play the game on the highest graphics settings is currently available. And if it is, what does that system look like? Try finding that on google. Get over yourself man.



i think a dell xps can handle it on highest graphics settings
#10 Posted by Slannmage (5483 posts) -

Atm i havn't seen a system that can handle it on FULL graphics in a middle of a group battle.

3gb ram
amd fx 60
radeon x1900 crossfire

#11 Posted by Rockr (6068 posts) -

Atm i havn't seen a system that can handle it on FULL graphics in a middle of a group battle.

3gb ram
amd fx 60
radeon x1900 crossfire

Slannmage


Yea that seems to be the case.  I suppose it was a good move to allow the game's graphics to constantly reach to new standard, but it is frustrating for PC gamers.

#12 Posted by numinor (24 posts) -
On a A64 4000+ san diego with 2 gigs of good ram and a 7800GT, I can play on "High Quality". There are 2 steps above this, Very High Quality and Extreme Quality. For this game, there are an incredible amount of options to tinker with, and given the time and willpower, I could probably match the graphics of very high quality without a noticable performance hit. Graphically though, high quality is very pretty and quite satisfying for me. Every once in a while, someone will claim to be able to crank everything to max and not have gameplay issues. They must be playing in a void with no other players or mobs though, or they must have missed some options, like environmental and offscreen shadows. Short answer - I don't honestly believe that any current system / driver configuration can crank every graphic option to max in EQ2.
#13 Posted by Juicy (68 posts) -
Matt dobt be such a priq.The guy asked a simple question for PC GAMERS to answer.If you dont have an answer,dont reply or be a jerk.
#14 Posted by Sonicgod (967 posts) -
Dell is that a joke or a real anwser? [QUOTE="Chaos_Zero13"][QUOTE="Rockr"]God you people are rude. I'm asking whether a system to play the game on the highest graphics settings is currently available. And if it is, what does that system look like? Try finding that on google. Get over yourself man.



i think a dell xps can handle it on highest graphics settings

#15 Posted by xWoKeNx (493 posts) -
nothing on the market today will allow you to play highest settings in eq2 where the engine is in full effect (for example, groups, in raids, in large cities where there are lots of npcs and players along with many shaders going crazy).  3 gigs won't even do it.  They made this game with the future in mind, they wanted the graphics to keep a fresh appeal for years to come.  I'm assuming with dx10 and vista software out, the hardware to match should do the trick to see highest settings possible with very little to no choke with lots of people on the screen and a fresh and high fps.
#16 Posted by xWoKeNx (493 posts) -
oh yeah, and there still is a bad memory leak which pretty much dosen't matter how much ram you have.  I have 4 gigs, and even I have gotten my EQ2 crashed after some hours of playing non-stop.  The game is a memory usage hog, it wasn't meant for today's hardware that's more than sure.  I use OCZ 2.5-2-3-5 DDR400 sticks of ram, i got those sticks last christmas, if i'm not sure they're still the best/lowest timings for DDR400s
#17 Posted by Wasdie (49358 posts) -
System requirements

Operating System: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP

Processor: 1GHz or greater

RAM: 512 MB

Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible. Pixel shader and vertex shader compatible hardware with 64 MB of texture memory

Sound Card: DirectSound compatible audio hardware

 Hard Drive Space: 7 GB free hard disk space

CD-ROM Speed: 4x CD-ROM drive (required only at installation)
Internet Connection: 56Kbps modem or better

Other: Keyboard, mouse

Slannmage
If my memory serves me right the reccomeneded system specs for that game are just out of this world. Like 2.4 ghz with like 2 gbs of ram or something like that. For 2 years ago when that game was released that was insane.
#18 Posted by Sonicgod (967 posts) -
It's worth all the money to buy this harrdware to have the huge mouse people and FROGS running around looking there best. SPEnd it all!
#19 Posted by volcomboymzr (4 posts) -
thats funny though i went to srtest.com and it said that i only have 32 video RAM but its a 256 mb
#20 Posted by Deinonych (142 posts) -
EQ2 is also very processor dependent.  So, the faster your processor, the better your game experience will be.  Unfortunately, EQ2 won't take advantage of multiple cores.  I have an Athlon 64 4000+ (San Diego), 2GB RAM and a 7800GTX and I'm able to play in High Quality with a few additional options enabled.  
#21 Posted by sSubZerOo (42949 posts) -

Dell is that a joke or a real anwser? [QUOTE="Chaos_Zero13"][QUOTE="Rockr"]God you people are rude. I'm asking whether a system to play the game on the highest graphics settings is currently available. And if it is, what does that system look like? Try finding that on google. Get over yourself man. Sonicgod


i think a dell xps can handle it on highest graphics settings

  Yes his statement was a huge generalization, though Dell is very respectable when it comes to making high performance and affordable laptops..   Not sure about desktops sense I build my own..

#22 Posted by BloodMist (32752 posts) -
Oh yeah, they definitely made this game to, number one, be very scalable, and number 2, totally future proof.I would say it runs pretty well too, there's so many graphics settings to mess with i just said screw it and i used the presets, and i can run it at i think it's Very High, something like that, anyway its either the second or third highest settings, no AA because it doesn't seem to work in the game for some reason, i think there's AF, at 1024 and it runs really smooth for the most part.The only time i have problems with it are in the largest cities, where it swaps RAM all the time.Other than that there's really no performance issues, and it's definitely one of the most beautiful games out there.A64 3400, gig of RAM, X850 Pro.
#23 Posted by sSubZerOo (42949 posts) -

Oh yeah, they definitely made this game to, number one, be very scalable, and number 2, totally future proof.I would say it runs pretty well too, there's so many graphics settings to mess with i just said screw it and i used the presets, and i can run it at i think it's Very High, something like that, anyway its either the second or third highest settings, no AA because it doesn't seem to work in the game for some reason, i think there's AF, at 1024 and it runs really smooth for the most part.The only time i have problems with it are in the largest cities, where it swaps RAM all the time.Other than that there's really no performance issues, and it's definitely one of the most beautiful games out there.A64 3400, gig of RAM, X850 Pro.BloodMist

  Yep I agree, though I have noticed some type of memory leak in the engine that can start causing the performance to crawl after a certain amount of time (say 2 to 3 hours+ straight.)

  Makes me wonder also why Vanguard didn't use this engine what so ever when it is arguably one of the most capable out there for MMOs.

#24 Posted by MyopicCanadian (8343 posts) -
What kind of insane system is required to play EQ2 on the highest quality levels with a playable framerate?Rockr
I don't think any system can max this game out yet. There are so many settings to play with, I'm sure it will make any system come to a crawl.
#25 Posted by ttomm1946 (1871 posts) -
the card isn't out yet.....It's got some graphical capabilities thatwill be for future cards
#26 Posted by sSubZerOo (42949 posts) -
... I would think a quad/SLI 8800 GTX's with the highest dual core pentium processor and 2 gigs of high quality ram could do it...
#27 Posted by numinor (24 posts) -
I'm pretty sure they haven't recoded to take advantage of multiple cores, so a dual core wouldn't actually see any real benefit. The newest 45nm quad cores from Intel are apparently OC'ing to like 4ghz per core, so those might get close. Videocard doesn't seem to be the choke point, it seems to be all processor. If Sony would put in the time and funding to revamp the game to be multithreaded, then we'd see some amazing playable graphics.