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What does a Computer Game System Require?

Aug 10, 2008
Every system that exists on this planet needs a requirement. No matter how many or how big the requirement is, it is essential to comply with the requirements to full realize its potential or to just simply make it work. In science, a system may require any factor affecting it. For example, for a plant to complete its photosynthesis, it must collect carbon dioxide from its surrounding.

This idea is also true in computer gaming. In video games, the peripherals or the devices that you are going to use must meet the requirements set by the game. These requirements are primarily on the capacity of your device; say a console, to perform tasks and to read the game set for by the programmer.

Compatibility also has something to do with computer requirements. The idea behind this is the simple fact that a game can be played with compatible device which can play perfectly the said software. For instance, the video resolution of a program may differ according to the monitor that a gamer may use. With requirements, the user may know which monitor can possibly display good video.

Why these certain minimum requirements are laid for a console to play the game? The programs of the game are designed to sustain in the highest of technology features. In the cases of incompatibility with these consoles, there is a great possibility about the game being affected in one way or the other. These minimum requirements set neither benefit the game developer not the console producer. These requirements are for the user so as to obtain the maximum and the best possible output from the game and the computer system.

These requirements are the minimum basic necessities that a computer system must possess in order to play the game. Each and every game may need some specifications for the computer system on which they are to be played. Certain requirements that may be need from the computer system are:

Speed of Processor - the speed of the processor is a very important factor that any game may require from a computer system. The speed of the processor tells as to how much time the computer system would take in order to complete a task. Video games being an executable program require the maximum speed of a system. Generally, the speed of processor is measured in terms of megahertz (MHz) and gigahertz (GHz), where megahertz is smaller than gigahertz. Exactly, one gigahertz is equivalent to a thousand megahertz. The processors having high speed can run the game at their own speed or lower but the processors having slow speed can never run those games that have high speed processor requirements.

Random Access Memory (RAM) - this is the memory which is present inside the computer system. This memory is used for the storage of that data which is continuously needed by the processor system. Mainly all of the computer systems available in the market have RAM around 64MB. And most of the games require RAM around this only. But, some of the games have a higher RAM requirement that may be up to 128MB. This is not a big issue as the RAM could be easily upgraded to higher memory capacity.

VRAM - this stands for Video Read Access Memory. The ability of your computer to display good resolution games depends on the VRAM. This memory works with the video card. Video cards are like processors however it is only focused on feeding the monitor with visual commands. The VRAM is a temporary memory that saves all graphical information that will be later on fed to the video card and the processor.

Disc Capacity - refers to the capacity of the hard drive to store files and information. Disc space is also measured and uses the unit megabytes (MB) just like the VRAM and the RAM. The higher the disc space, the more games that you can store and play in your computer. Like the RAM, disc memory capacity may also be upgraded. One can even have higher memory that can be measured in gigabyte (GB).

Speed of CD ROM - it is not always true that the games installed in the computer system require a storage disc all the time. Many of the companies perform up gradation of programs by using discs, which is later added on into the game by the reinstallation process of the game. The installation procedure is faster if the speed of CD ROM is faster. CD ROM is also used in copyright protection of the game. CD ROM performs the task well of playing the game programs that have equal or lower speed requirements.
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