Mazarus wrote:I was actually just talking to my brother about upgrading my storage just a couple of hours ago. Pretty sure he could help me order some to work with. If you have any other suggestions on what to do with my laptop, i'd love to hear them.
Gladly! Outer Colony has a bit of a different technical architecture, when compared to most other games. I can get into more technical details (feel free to ask why it needs these things, if you're curious), but Outer Colony feasts on RAM. 4GB is a bit low to run an OS and the game, which is to say that Outer Colony will have to run in a low-memory mode. This winds up limiting how big worlds can be potentially some things going on in the worlds.
Your CPU is also very important. I get into some details in the page describing Outer Colony's engine
, but even the sort of CPU you want is a bit different. Most games can't really take advantage of multicore CPUs, so for many gaming applications, higher computational capacity in a single of your CPU's cores is the most important thing. This isn't so for Outer Colony. It'll use all your cores to (virtually) the same extent, so the more parallel processors you can throw at it, the better. Most of the game's development was done on an 8 core Bulldozer, which proved ample.
If you're working on a budget, I'd say your top priority should be getting to 8GB of RAM (16+ being ideal). A CPU upgrade would go a long way, too, and I can get into more specifics there, if you'd like.
But you certainly don't have to upgrade your computer to play OC in a basic capacity! You should be above the minimum system requirements right now.