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What games can the M14x not run?

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by Fallout4, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Fallout4

    Fallout4 Notebook Consultant

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    I have already found that the Witcher 2 is unplayable at medium or high settings without getting a degree in computer science to modify .ini files or whatever. Seriously I should not have to modify anything on a laptop that is advertised with the witcher 2 on the monitor. But anyway, what other games can this thing not run?
     
  2. TheMadMan

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    I've not come across anything that it cannot run at the moment. But then again, I'm relatively new to PC gaming. I currently have the following installed via Steam and they all work:

    Borderlands;
    Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga;
    Skyrim;
    Left 4 Dead 2;
    Portal;
    Rage;
    STALKER - Shadow of Chernobyl;
    Team Fortress 2.

    I know that wasn't the question that you asked but I suppose it serves to show how good the laptop is for gaming.
     
  3. Jovan for PREZ

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    Nothing it can't run, but there is things it can really only run on low settings...
     
  4. FahrenheitGTI

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    If it can't run a game it is either because of drivers or bad optimization. The GT 555M should be able to handle any modern game.

    Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk
     
  5. Gearsguy

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    I hear Witcher 2 has a hard time with Optimus. I know quite a few people who play Witcher 2 on high. And almost every game Ive tried on this machine plays on High or Ultra, even Crysis
     
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    Can add DOTA2 to that list also
     
  7. smokingjam

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    witcher 2 for me. i have only tried on medium high and it plays ok.
     
  8. TheJoker7030

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    I just played BF3 last night everything was either on high or Ultra, resolution was 900p and according to Frapps I was averaging about 25FPS(some times she would dip below 20FPS but that was rare), it was very smooth to me and the graphics looked great. Also keep it mind, I'm running the factory settings GPU, so if O.C I probably could have everything on Ultra with a nice FPS.
     
  9. tyler27

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    overclock it and the only game left is the witcher 2, but i run it fairly very high setting in 720p and i average around 30fps

    some games will have to be whitelisted
    and sonic generations only works on the intel card unless its out putted onto an external screen via hdmi
     
  10. bigtonyman

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    I think a lot of m14x issues could be fixed if someone got a bios modded so it would be possible to turn off the IGPU for when you are gaming, but you could turn it on when you need the battery. works great on my m17x :D
     
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    well you can force the nvidia card as default in the nvidia control panel but idk if it fixes all issues
     
  12. bigtonyman

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    it works for most games but not all games(GTA 4 as an example). With the bios mod you wouldn't even have to do that ;) all you would have to do would be disable the IGPU, and everything would run off the gt 555m. :)
     
  13. tassadar898

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    the way optimus works on nvidia you CANT disable the IGP. It uses the IGP to display the image you see even while using nvidia GPU
     
  14. bigtonyman

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    I have optimus and it doesn't work that way.... I can disable the IGPU or my 460m and run with the other opposite one. you just need an unlocked bios and I haven't seen one for the m14x :(
     
  15. CGSDR

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    The only games that M14x (or Windows 64Bit) cannot run are those that made for Windows XP 32Bit, like C&C Red Alert 2 for example or any game that is make before 2007.

    You said what game can the M14x not run, but you also said that Witcher 2 is "unplayable" <- that mean you Can it just it is run poorly, I think that game is somewhat similar to GTA4, where you have whitelist the game but still unable to get the game to run on the GT555M, I think it is better to ask around in their forum or contact the game's tech support, they might be able to help you.
     
  16. Steven

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    Have to agree with the above statement, the GT 555M should not have any troubles running a modern game. That doesn't mean you can play on High or Ultra on every single game, just means you can play a game without really having to check the computer requirement specifications.
     
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    I've been running Civ 4 and Baldur's Gate 2 just fine.

    Also, GTA4 runs at a nice stable 25-30 FPS on my M14x.

    I've heard some horrible things about Witcher 2, but I've also seen it run at 30-40 FPS on Youtube (specifically on the M14x).
    So there must be a way.
     
  18. goodboynyc

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    The only thing I've had a problem running was GTAIV and it ran god awful. I then found out the issues with it so I just let it drop for the moment. Crysis ran okay, I don't see myself maxing it out with all the settings since I ran in the low teens for FPS.

    Hopefully we can Max Diablo 3 =3
     
  19. bigtonyman

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    I couldn't get GTA 4 to work with optimus either :( its one of the worst coded games I have ever seen.
     
  20. CGSDR

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    Well I'd like to correct myself one thing, I was confuse with the year, I mean any game that is make before 2004 would have some issue with Windows 7 64Bit version BUT if you play with Windows 7 32Bit it wouldnt be any trouble, because on my old Desktop which run on Windows 7 32Bit Ultimate and it can play on pretty much every games (incl DOS game), and GTA4 I can run it on high (and max out nearly everything) and able to get an average of 30-45 fps, as well as on the benchmark it show that my avg fps was 40~45.


    Follow this link to my old post, it contain both the commandline and benchmark I ran back in the time I have GTA4 installed -> GTA4 Benchmark and Commandline
     
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