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Old 02-25-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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A Potentially Dumb Question About Computers

Hi Everyone.

I think that judging from the questions I've posted in the Tech section, we've established that I'm no Bill Gates when it comes to computers. I'm just curious about something. Is it possible to buy a home computer strong enough to create games the caliber of what you see in consoles like the PS3 or XBOX? A game like GTA IV for example?
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It depends what you mean by "Home computer". If you mean one sold by the likes of PC World, it'll probably run GTA IV but extremely poorly. If you want a good quality PC that can run GTA IV far better than a PS3/360, then you can use a speciality website that sells you what you need rather than upping the price and sticking an extra 2TB of HDD in there. It won't even cost a lot. You could get a PC that runs GTA IV fantastically for less than $1000.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:10 PM   #3
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It depends what you mean by "Home computer". If you mean one sold by the likes of PC World, it'll probably run GTA IV but extremely poorly. If you want a good quality PC that can run GTA IV far better than a PS3/360, then you can use a speciality website that sells you what you need rather than upping the price and sticking an extra 2TB of HDD in there. It won't even cost a lot. You could get a PC that runs GTA IV fantastically for less than $1000.
Hi Konata. What I meant is having a setup at home to actually create your own video games and make them as good as the ones you buy in a store. Like a GTA. A computer like the ones they use to make games of that caliber.
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Hi Konata. What I meant is having a setup at home to actually create your own video games and make them as good as the ones you buy in a store. Like a GTA. A computer like the ones they use to make games of that caliber.
Oh man I read your question so wrongly! I apologize.

I imagine you'd be able to do it on any computer so long as you have the software used to create the games.
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Oh man I read your question so wrongly! I apologize.

I imagine you'd be able to do it on any computer so long as you have the software used to create the games.
No apologies necessary. I was a little vague on the question. I should have been more specific. Thank you for taking the time.
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Though you will need a computer with accurate graphics, RAM, etc in order to test and model, which you will need specialty sites in order to buy the parts o build a computer good enough t run them.
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I'm pretty sure all, if not most console games are actually made on a computer and then made to work on consoles. Of course to make a game on the same scale as GTA for example, you'll need a lot more people than yourself. Unless you plan on working night and day for like 20 years that is. I mean it took Phil Fish how many years to make FEZ? But yeah it's totally possible to have a computer good enough to create games on! I would suggest working on something smaller than GTA if you plan on doing it though
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