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Here's a fun way to play ToMI. Download the game because you are a die-hard fan of the series. Put in on your work laptop because you are overseas for the next month. Find out that your work laptop is too crappy to run the damn game. Change the resolution to 640 x 480 and the quality to 1. Chug along at a halfway decent frame rate to find that after about ten minutes of play the game slows to an unplayable halt. Continue to play, saving and restarting the program every ten minutes.

I'm not waiting another month to play this damn game!

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  • Lol. I salute you, good sir!

    Good luck in your endeavors!

  • Good luck...my laptop's too slow too...and I'd have been happier with point and click anyway :(

  • Good luck to you, I managed to get it working on a laptop at work, my main computer doesn't run it here. Luckily I'm a system administrator, so I'm undisturbed in the basement and have a lot of computers at my disposal, so I could try it out on 5 different systems if I wanted to :D

  • @Mad Mage said: Here's a fun way to play ToMI. Download the game because you are a die-hard fan of the series. Put in on your work laptop because you are overseas for the next month. Find out that your work laptop is too crappy to run the damn game. Change the resolution to 640 x 480 and the quality to 1. Chug along at a halfway decent frame rate to find that after about ten minutes of play the game slows to an unplayable halt. Continue to play, saving and restarting the program every ten minutes.

    I'm not waiting another month to play this damn game!

    Well my personal guess is you should go swashbuckling at Intel and force them to bring out decent 3d chipsets otherwise you will send them the monkeys :-)

    Seriusly I think the biggest problem for PC gaming the last 10 years has been lousy 3d chipsets being pushed into many laptop computers by the sheer market tactics of almighty Intel :-(

  • It's my own fault. I bought like the cheapest laptop I could find because I don't really play PC games anymore, and when I do, I can (normally) use my home PC. Well, it's not like I knew eight months ago there would be a new Monkey Island game out! I might well have spent a couple hundred extra bucks to get something decent.

    It seems some screens kill the frame rate faster than others. The beach (with the bar, newsstand, ect) seems to wipe it out and I have to get any business I have planned there done and go to a new screen and then save and restart. What a God-awful way to play.

  • @werpu said: Well my personal guess is you should go swashbuckling at Intel and force them to bring out decent 3d chipsets otherwise you will send them the monkeys :-)

    Seriusly I think the biggest problem for PC gaming the last 10 years has been lousy 3d chipsets being pushed into many laptop computers by the sheer market tactics of almighty Intel :-(

    what's the purpose of having a super g/card on your laptop which drains your batteries out and overheat your system? laptops are not meant to play todays game.
    you say "lousy 3d chipsets" i say "poor programming quality" :p

    of course i'm not saying that TT made TOMI's engine in a bad way. there a lot of other reasons. :(

  • Ouch, and I thought I had bad luck. Mine lags just a little bit, though about every piece of the 3D models is missing and stuff. Makes it annoying to watch. Still an awesome game so far though.

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