How to make Half Life 2 perform with cheap kit

@ 2004/11/02
THE BIGGEST gaming event of the year is only two weeks away and many people are fretting. Half-Life 2 promises to be as good as the original, at least if the many early reviews are to be trusted, and just about everyone wants to play it. But what if you're stuck with old hardware and not a lot of money?

A few months ago Valve made Counter Strike: Source available. It uses the Half-Life 2 engine, Source, and it looks fabulous. More importantly for people waiting to play Half-Life 2, it includes something called the Video Stress Test. It's designed to give you an idea of how well the game will perform on your system. Go to any hardware site and you can find out exactly how well an Athlon 64 FX or Pentium 4 Extreme Edition will play the game. What they don't tell you is how well your existing system will fare.

Comment from jmke @ 2004/11/02
this test can only be done when you have purchased CS:S, like /me
Comment from biCker @ 2004/11/02
Comment from DUR0N @ 2004/11/02
where can this test be downloaded? I can't find a link with google.
Comment from Sharpside @ 2004/11/02
I get 112 fps in the stress test
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xp2700 @ 10x245
Nice grapics and aparently not that heavy at all :d

 

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