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how to play portal 2 on a rubbish laptop?

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asked 12 years ago in PuzzlePuzzle by anonymous  

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what's your computer Specs?....I don't think portal 2 is really that demanding of a game..Here's the system requirements for the game.

OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
Memory: 1GB XP / 2GB Vista
Hard Disk Space: At least 7.6 GB of Space
Video: Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher).
Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible
answered 12 years ago by Rob Hestar Mercenary (1,096 points)  
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Lower the resolution and settings.

I honestly don't think playing Portal 2 on a laptop graphics is possible.
answered 12 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
BTW i can while on vacation or something. 60fps its not on high but i dont think valve is known for amazing graphics
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Well my laptop is rubbish and i've been playing portal 1 on steam so this is what i do lower the resolution settings to 1280x600 make sure no other pages are up slowing down my computer and also to overall speed my computer up again i uninstalled a bunch of old programs i no longer use and deleted alot of temporary files
answered 12 years ago by djs Soldier (2,570 points)   3 10 39
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If your Laptop model was created around 2009-2011, chances are you're good to go at lower settings. Anything before that, chances are you probably won't be able to run it that well unless you had one of the better models.

Regardless, right click my computer, go to properties and check your specs, if they reach the minimum system requirements of portal 2, you're good to go.

Alternatively, you can use this website:

Select the game you want (In this case, Portal 2) and it will tell you how your computer fares. Be wary though, that website isn't 100% accurate.
answered 12 years ago by Reil Adept (955 points)   1 14
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play everything on the lowest resolution and lowest graphic detail
answered 12 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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Lower your graphics setting's to the lowest you can.
answered 12 years ago by thor40000 Champion (7,055 points)   2 6 41
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If you meet the minimum hardware and softeware requirements to play the game, then just lower the visual settings until you're comfortable with the frame rate.

I'd suggest turning off anti-aliasing, lower lighting and lowering overall resolution.
answered 12 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
+1 vote
I guess you can turn it down.
answered 12 years ago by l4d2bob Grandmaster (11,115 points)   5 10 48
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The best advice I can give you is to set every setting to the lowest possible choice.
answered 12 years ago by GrammarFuhrer Journeyman (702 points)   4
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Put the resolution as low as possible (640x480 or 800x600), turn off any antialiasing and V-Sync, and turn all of the settings like texture detail to low.
answered 12 years ago by funymunky Journeyman (630 points)   1
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Whilst it may still be using an older engine than most recent games, Valve really have pushed the Source engine to the limits with Portal 2 and for this reason it is not going to be possible to play it on lower powered systems. Unfortunately the only option is to try it on the lowest possile settings with the latest graphics drivers for your computer, however again this may not lead to desirable results.
answered 12 years ago by Javindo Adept (849 points)   1 7
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To play play portal 2 on a "rubbish" laptop you might have to lower everyting to the lowest settings or you could upgrade you laptop to a "Decent" laptop
answered 12 years ago by Thezeldaman Journeyman (532 points)   3 7
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put your resolution to lowest and settings to lowest too.
answered 12 years ago by Haloweeboe Champion (5,146 points)   2 8 19

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