miniriedy wrote: »
My old non-gaming Asus ran it fine and my current Acer medium laptop allows me to use high graphic settings as well.
In my opinion, unless you need the portability just invest in a normal PC and upgrade it when needed. Sims 3 runs fine on laptops, but it's a very demanding game and if it's the only one you're playing day in day out you do need the better ventilation. Otherwise the game will only work for a month.
If you're a moderate gamer who's willing to take breaks once the game gets slow, an affordable laptop will be just fine. I've had Sims 3 since 2009 and my two non-gaming laptops have done the trick.
igazor wrote: »
Really sorry if this sounds cranky, haven't had my coffee yet this morning (so why am I posting instead of making coffee?? ) but is anyone actually reading the responses we are providing here?
We cannot make any kind of prediction nor give guidance on how well the games will run, if they will run at all, and with how many and which EPs unless we know the computer's specs. Not its brand name only or its birthday, its specs. Processor, hard drive (with space free), memory (RAM), graphics card. That's why we keep asking for dxdiag reports, they provide all of that information and more so we can make an informed prediction and give some guidance where it's needed.
A 3 year old HP with lots of stuff (apparently) on its hard drive gives us no useful information to go on. Zero. It could be expected to run the games brilliantly with all EPs and everything on high settings, or it could be a total non-starter and TS3/TS4 shouldn't even be attempted on it for fear of damaging the device beyond use. Or, usually and more likely, somewhere in between.
Neither does a Lenovo Ideapad 320, that's a range of laptops that run all over the place on specs so that's not enough information at all. On some models under that line the games would never run, on others they should but how well and how far one can take them will depend on other factors. All EPs on a 320 would likely not work or not for very long, these are not high end machines designed for that kind of stress, I believe that none of them have dedicated graphics cards, and they do not have adequate cooling systems.
Auroraskies wrote: »
I just talked to the computer company I bought it from, they advised against moving the game itself from the Windows C to D. I think I need to read more about this, and might just buy a bigger SSD, in case it is needed in the future.
Thanks for all the advices
Dag wrote: »
@igazor thank you so, so, so much for all these awesome mods!
Maybe you could help me with picking up the right laptop?