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#1 Posted by metallica225 (54 posts) -

Will there be a Sims 3 demo out?

I was wondering because it would determine if my computer could run it.

#2 Posted by brandojones (3103 posts) -

No, there won't be a demo. You can see if you pass the minimum requirements here though:

http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10302/

Just click "Can you play it"

#3 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

What are your specs? yougamers and smilar things are useless, they won't help you more than you can do yourself by reading the requirements and comparing them to your system.

#4 Posted by metallica225 (54 posts) -

What are your specs? yougamers and smilar things are useless, they won't help you more than you can do yourself by reading the requirements and comparing them to your system.

DanielDust

My specs are:

AMD Sempron Processor 3400+

1.80 GHz

1.2 GB RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE

im no computer whiz so i dont know if you need any more specs

#5 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

Ouch :( it looks pretty bad, I doubt you'll even get in the game with an 6150 :( also the CPU is pretty old but considering that you need an 2.0 ghz P4, you'll be at the limit but you should be fine since at that time a 1.8 sempron was way over an 2.0 P4 and your RAM is pretty much enough but your integrated graphics card doesn't help :(.

#6 Posted by Charles_Dickens (1693 posts) -

Here at this forum we've had a lot of people asking this question.

It does kind of make sense, since most of the people who are going to be buying The Sims 3 aren't hardcore gamers. This series has managed to do what virtually all other games (including World Of Warcraft) haven't, which is to appeal to a broad base of customers, right across the spectrum.

If ever a game needed to have an accompanying demo, this game would be it. I can't answer your question O.P. - but my 'guess' is that you'll be able to run The Sims 3 by lowering some of the menu settings. The Sims 2, when it was initially released, was an incredibly demanding game. I believe that this title will be much less demanding, as it's obvious, just by looking at the screenshots, that the developer was told to make certain this game runs on a wide variety of systems. I'm not all that impressed by the graphics - to me The Sims 3 looks an awful lot like The Sims 2. But, again, the developer obviously didn't go all-out on the graphics because they were very deliberately trying to mkae this game run well.

#7 Posted by metallica225 (54 posts) -

Ouch :( it looks pretty bad, I doubt you'll even get in the game with an 6150 :( also the CPU is pretty old but considering that you need an 2.0 ghz P4, you'll be at the limit but you should be fine since at that time a 1.8 sempron was way over an 2.0 P4 and your RAM is pretty much enough but your integrated graphics card doesn't help :(.

DanielDust
Also, i heard that the developers set the specs low and that they are slightly higher than the sims 2...i could run sims 2 with 512 mb RAM, and i just added a GB. Anyways, whats the bottom line...yes or no?
#8 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

I'd say yes, but I really doubt it won't stutter even on the lowest settings, your PC basically meets the minimum requirements, even your integrated graphics card but they recommend a graphics card, not an integrated one, even if they are similar any dedicated graphics card will be better than an integrated one.

I'd say wait till somebody tries it on an 6150 LE and then get it if it works fine.

#9 Posted by metallica225 (54 posts) -

alright thanks alot man...

anybody else have input?

#10 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -

Will there be a Sims 3 demo out?

I was wondering because it would determine if my computer could run it.

metallica225
I don't ever seeing this happening, so don't hold your breath!
#11 Posted by jimmyjammer69 (12237 posts) -
I don't get the big deal. Why can't they just ship a demo?
#12 Posted by sim_2008 (71 posts) -

Me...

I have a toshiba satellite A300-10M Laptop

My proccesor is intel (R) core (TM)2 duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00 GHZ

My memory is 4GB

32 bit operating system

because its a laptop i cant add drivers (I can only download them) so i really need to know if the game will run, it runs sims 2 perfecty and other games like black and white 2 and tiger woods 08. So somone please tell me if the sims 3 is ganna run on my laptop...

sim!!!

#13 Posted by DeadManRollin (4134 posts) -
Tough luck playing that game with a 6150 LE card...even Sims 2 won't run well on that card.
#14 Posted by Kigbariom (25 posts) -
Wait, when does this come out? I think I might pick it up.
#15 Posted by slyr114 (736 posts) -
or u could um.... cough cough do a certain something using another certain something that just might make the sims 3 appear on ur desktop like magic... and if it runs great good, then you can buy it
#16 Posted by acare (25 posts) -

Wait, when does this come out? I think I might pick it up.Kigbariom

2 June 2009

#17 Posted by slyr114 (736 posts) -
its out for me just so u no guys its pretty good, u need a pretty good system to play it on maxed out settings at least at my 1080p rez,... i think this is because it is poorly optimized tho because it should run alot better then it does i mean it runs great on my main pc but on my laptop not really at all
#18 Posted by metallica225 (54 posts) -

well im just gonna get it when it comes out and hope that it plays on the low settings

#19 Posted by MrUnSavory1 (777 posts) -

My daughter wanted this game, But we decided to get her a doll house and some dollys instead. It's the same thing and she is not stuck in front of a computer this way.

#20 Posted by SuperGamer911 (253 posts) -

Will there be a Sims 3 demo out?

I was wondering because it would determine if my computer could run it.

metallica225

If there was a demo, it would have come out by now.