Duke Nukem Forever System Requirements (Can’t Play it on your Computer?)

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Oh.. My.. Freakin’.. God!! :-O 11 years after it was announced Duke Nukem Forever, the sequel to the mega hit “Duke Nukem 3D” has finally been released! After half a decade passed with the final, realistic release date of it nowhere in sight; I gave up on ever seeing a full version game available for sale at local computer and gaming stores. Looking at the minimum PC system specifications, Duke Nukem Forever

doesn’t seem to need that tough of a system. That is when you compare it to the current 2011 PC game heavy hitters Crysis 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a game that will work on an old, slow PC, it still needs a decently powered computer to run. If you have an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (“GMA”) graphics card, it is NOT compatible. That card is below the bare minimum requirements. If you have a new, Intel HD or any “integrated”/”on-board” graphics card there is a small chance it will run BUT you must have a fast “Core i” 3, 5 of 7 CPU powering your PC. And even then don’t get your hopes up. If you have any problem installing or playing Duke Nukem Forever smoothly on your computer or if you are not sure if your computer is compatible with Duke Nukem Forever feel free to ask for help in the comments section below. If would help a lot if you give us the following info on your computer when you ask for help… - Operating System (also is it 32 or 64-bit?) - Processor on your computer - Amount of RAM on your computer - Graphic card on your computer - Do you have a Desktop or Laptop? If you are unsure of any particular computer specification your PC may have that is not a problem. Just follow this tutorial and it will show you how to find all of your PC system specs. PC MINIMUM System Requirements • Operating System: Windows 7 / Vista / XP (Any version of Vista and Windows 7 will work, 32 or 64-bit. XP 64-bit is NOT compatible) • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2Duo OR 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon64 X2 OR better • RAM: 1 GB • Video/Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 OR better • Video card special: 256 MB of RAM • Sound: DirectX compatible • Hard Drive: 10 GB free space OTHER REQUIREMENTS & SUPPORTS: Initial installations required (included with the game) are Microsoft DirectX, Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (ATL), Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, and AMD Dual Core Optimizer. (AMD optimizer required only for specific AMD processors to run the game correctly, but installs for all of them.) PC RECOMMENDED System Requirements • Operating System: Windows 7 / Vista / XP (Any version of Vista and Windows 7 will work, 32 or 64-bit. XP 64-bit is NOT compatible) • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core2Duo OR 2.6 GHz AMD Athlon64 X2 OR better • RAM: 2 GB • Video/Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS / ATI Radeon HD 3850 OR better • Video card special: 512 MB of RAM • Sound: DirectX compatible • Hard Drive: 10 GB free space • DVD-rom: 8x or faster OTHER REQUIREMENTS & SUPPORTS: Initial installations required (included with the game) are Microsoft DirectX, Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (ATL), Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, and AMD Dual Core Optimizer. (AMD optimizer required only for specific AMD processors to run the game correctly, but installs for all of them.)

If you are having problems installing Duke Nukem Forever or if you are unsure that your PC can run the game… FEEL FREE TO ASK YOUR QUESTION BELOW IN THE COMMENTS SECTION! :-)

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i downloaded it and ran smoothly. the next time i played it, i saw the curser on the screen and i cant do anything. please help.:(

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Dont complain cause you downloaded and didnt buy it, buy the game and stop being a thief

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Hello,

Try using the free version of Game Booster. It might help. Besides speeding up games it disables unneeded Windows processes that can give errors when trying to play a game.
http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html

Another thing I thought of is that whoever put up Duke Nukem Forever for download might have placed a virus inside the game. The virus was unleashed into your PC after you first played it. This is just a guess.

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Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit
• Processor: 2.3 GHz
• RAM: 3 GB
• Video/Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
• Video card special: DXDiag est. 1401MB
• Sound: DirectX compatible
• Hard Drive: Over 100 GB
Thanks

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Hi Nathan,

Sorry to say the 2.3 GHz processor and ATI HD 4200 graphics card are not fast enough to run Duke Nukem Forever smoothly.

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My info:

1) Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
2) Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @2.16GHz 2.17GHz
3) 2.00GB RAM
4) Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
5) Laptop

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Hello Player One. Thanks for posting your specs.
I am sorry to tell you that your laptop is not compatible with Duke Nukem Forever.

The Intel Pentium T3400 CPU and Mobile Intel 4 series express graphics are well below the bare minimum system requirements for Duke Nukem Forever.

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Hi,

I have a MacBook Pro with these specs:
Intel Core i5, 2.3 Ghz
4 GB RAM
Mac OSX 10.6.8
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB VRAM

I'm somewhat new to Macs, but it has been my experience in the past with Windows pcs that most games can still run smoothly on hardware that is slightly below the minimum requirements (e.g. 2.3 GHZ instead of 2.4 GHZ) if you turn down the graphics, resolution, and turn off the music. My question is if anyone has had any luck with the above Intel graphics card and if it would be worth a try?

Thanks in advance for any help offered.

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Hi Zero. Most “Intel” graphics cards will NOT run Duke Nukem Forever. But your HD 3000 version can run it (only at very low graphics settings though). Here is a guy with the same graphics card on a MacBook Pro http://youtu.be/12AoAc8ana4

Just Note: He might have a faster graphics card than you, so his MacBook will run smoother with a faster Intel Core i5 or Core i7.

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I know many people who play games with graphics card that doesnt meet the minimum requirements(my friend plays crysis 2 with nVdia 6000 seeries card)
So,my question is:
Does the game depend only on graphics card or also depend on wheather it is used in a notebook or desktop,??
Is it true that all laptop chipsets are comparitively underclocked ??

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