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Update #13

System requirements

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When we started development our main goal with the engine was flexibility and performance. Since Balrum is a 2D game we wanted to make sure that we support even really old hardware! In the video below you can see Balrum running on a 2009 netbook, the HP Mini 2140. This little machine helped us greatly in development since if you write bad code you will instantly see those pesky microseconds go up using this netbook. :) On a decent machine you see no performance problems even when you write really bad code since PCs nowadays are super fast! This netbook doesn't even break a sweat, so the „real” minimum system requirements are even lower than the following:
CPU: single core Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
RAM: 1GB
GPU: Mobile Intel 945GSE Express

If you have a desktop PC that is 7 years old Balrum will most likely run perfectly! You can see that the system requirements for Balrum are low.

Experience George's shaky cam vision! :D

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      Creator Vistaer - Back RPG "Balrum" on July 25, 2013

      Awesome video guys, terrific and simple way to benchmark the game for compatibility. Glad to see it can run on basically anyone's PC.

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      Creator Galit on July 25, 2013

      Awesome! Thanks for the effort and the attention to even the smallest detail! Next September can't come quick enough! :)

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      Creator Christoph Wagner on July 25, 2013

      Nice :) Really looking forward to this :)

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      Creator Balcony Team on July 25, 2013

      The highest we could test was 2560×1440 and there were no problems! :)

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      Creator Christoph Wagner on July 25, 2013

      I assume it'll support 1920*1080 as well?

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      Creator Balcony Team on July 25, 2013

      You can go as low as 960x570 but the GUI will look a little bit crowded. :)

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      Creator Balcony Team on July 25, 2013

      Yes it will! The netbook that we use only has a 1024x576 screen and this is what we used for our minimum resolution. :)

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      Creator Jalister - OOoE / WoOS / SoSR on July 25, 2013

      Will Balrum run at 1024x600? It would be great if it would work on my netbook.

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      Creator Robert Zayin on July 25, 2013

      Great! Big fan of games running with low ressources.

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