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Lyssa Greymoon

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  1. 9 minutes ago, JosephWayseeker said:

    The comment about Apple support of NVIDIA cards not being supported on macOS is incorrect. Apple Technical notes list several NVIDIA cards compatible with older machines at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208898. These are for macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and so are also Metal compatible. 

    "Several" = two seven year old cards. Until Apple and Nvidia kiss and make up, just get an AMD card.

  2. 6 minutes ago, Selene Gregoire said:

    GoodWill stores were mentioned specifically. Not just thrift stores. 

    Alaska, Wyoming, West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Kentucky, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas Massachusetts, Montana and Mississippi do not have GoodWill stores.

    Not all thrift stores deal in computers either. And pawn shops aren't really going to be cheap.

    Those are states that don't have Goodwill outlets. I'm sure they all have Goodwill retail stores (does it seem plausible that there are no Goodwills in Massachusetts or Mississippi?). Yeah, a lot of thrifts don't like computers for some reason, but they tend to be overflowing with monitors and peripherals.

  3. 3 minutes ago, Selene Gregoire said:

    Are you absolutely certain the OP lives in the US? Not every country has Good Will stores or Habitat stores. Just as not every state has them.

    The ads for computers he's asking about are all located in the US.

  4. 1 hour ago, Alyona Su said:

    People like to proclaim that the performance of SL requires a powerhouse computer and that's not the whole story.

    It cracks me up how it is always proclaimed that you must have a Bugatti-powered gamer computer to run SL with any kind of performance. This simply is not true. Your graphic settings and window-size directly control the performance you get. The computer shown by the OP can run SL swimmingly, at minimum graphic settings.

    Sure, so will a lot of computers that don’t cost almost $400 and cook their own GPU. If I spend that kind of money on a computer, it had better be able to run basic shaders.

  5. 1 hour ago, NayNayFaith said:

    Should I just buy a regular hp computer along with my USB flash drive and call it a day? Or do I need to have those graphics?

    It would probably be good to see how SL runs on some different computers to get an idea about what people are going on about with CPUs and graphics cards.

    I have a bunch of computers around here, and one of them is a "regular" HP (just a plain jane 17" Pavillion) with an AMD A8 like one of those you asked about in the other thread. A8-4500 (1.9GHz quad core), 8GB RAM and a 240GB SSD. It's not a bad computer, but it's not a "gaming" computer by any stretch of the imagination. You can dial in the graphics settings so that SL is usable, but it's very slow (I was getting around 9fps in a moderately busy region with plain, undemanding builds). Can you run SL on it? Yes. Would I use one for my daily driver? No way. If you're going to use SL a lot, you want the fastest CPU and best GPU you can afford.

  6. Just because someone uses the word “gaming” to describe the computer doesn’t mean they’re being honest about it. An AMD A8 is a good clue it isn’t really a gaming computer. Well, Minesweeper is a game, right?  If you’re looking for an HP gaming computer, their gaming lineup has “Omen” in the name. They market some Pavillions as gaming computers, but a gaming laptop probably looks like a gaming laptop, not like it belongs at the cheap end of the computer display at Best Buy.

  7. 30 minutes ago, NayNayFaith said:

    True. So would this laptop work best? It’s an ho and it has that sticker on it and that intel sticker

    I think it’s safe to say no, it would not work best. Without knowing what’s in it, it’s impossible to say if it would be acceptable or not. Intel graphics runs a whole range, from not being able to run SL at all to not great, not terrible.

    What I would look for is the fastest Intel Core i5 or i7 I could afford, with the best Nvidia graphics, About 8GB of memory and an SSD. Preferably in a Lenovo ThinkPad, Dell Latitude or some kind of Alienware gaming computer.

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