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Can my Laptop run Unity?

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by eriksfakemail, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. eriksfakemail

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    Laptop ASUS X541UA-DM1223
     
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  2. Fabian-Haquin

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    Yes. It will depend of what you put inside your Unity project afterward.
     
  3. LaneFox

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    Can you download it and try?
     
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  4. eriksfakemail

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    My laptop didn't arrive yet, that's why i asked here :) Well i am a beginner in unity, first year Computer Science student, i would love to start developing games
     
  5. xevious

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    Hi, the hardware, except the graphic card (Intel HD 620), is OK for Unity. The 4GB of RAM will be short for Unity AND Visual Studio at the same time but it will work.
    But you will be limited to 2D or low poly 3D.
    The performances of your PC are the same when you create games and when you play games.
    If it can't run heavy 3D games, you won't be able to create heavy 3D games.
     
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  6. eriksfakemail

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    So i should focus on learning 2d android games?
     
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  7. screenname_taken

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    Or highly stylized and efficient 3D. It'll depend on how you build your project in Unity.
    2D games can still be hard on hardware if you are not efficient in making them. Combining things, fillrate over draw...
    Lots of stuff in the Update loop when they shouldn't be...
    Performance is not just dependent on if you do 2D or 3D.
     
  8. eriksfakemail

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    Any recommandations of tutorials? for a Complete Beginner to engines, but already studied 2-3 programming languages
     
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    Unity's tutorials, in their tutorials place. It's more to do with Unity rather than the languages themselves.
    Like, combine your meshes, use lightmaps on static objects, things that don't move mark them as static, don't use GetComponent in a loop, rather get the component once and then reference it, use texturing atlas, stuff like that.
     
  10. Fabian-Haquin

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    Keep in mind that Unity is a 3D Engine and everything will still be 3D even if you make a 2D android game on it.
    It will stay a 3D rendering pipeline but visually flat.
     
  11. screenname_taken

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    If you use the 2D physics though, that's a different thing. You won't be using physx, but Box2D.
     
  12. Ethancarlyle12334455

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    So does anyone know if my
    ASUS VivoBook L203MA Laptop will run unity. I would like to know ASAP,
     
  13. bobisgod234

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    Can't you just download Unity to find out?
     
  14. Ethancarlyle12334455

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    Ya i mean I can but i want knows if it will run it before i get the laptop
     
  15. bobisgod234

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    It will be able to run Unity, but it's gong to be limited to very small and simple games. The specs are very much bare minimum.

    It really is not suited for game development.
     
  16. Mauri

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    Honestly? Forget it.

    The specifications are way too minimum. 4GB RAM nowadays are a joke - at least 8GB are mandatory, preferrably 16GB. 2.6 GHz are likely not that powerful for a processor either.

    What budget do you have?
     
  17. philologus

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    I should be posting this in a separate thread, nonetheless I'm working on a second hand laptop with the worst configuration possible for any 3D software engine. Doesn't have a graphic card. 4 gigs of basic RAM and mere 500 GB disc space. I am wondering if there's a way I can optimize the system for a basic functionality of Unity. I just wanna get antiquated with the pipeline initially. Any suggestions?
     
  18. Joe-Censored

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    I'd guess it has a really slow/old CPU as well with those specs. Basically all the hardware Unity cares about, you're way below what is needed for good performance. You'll need to replace the entire machine, since laptops you generally are limited on what you can upgrade. But to get some use out of it you should stick to extremely small and simple projects, and consider using an older version of Unity. Maybe 2017.4.x or 5.6.x.
     
  19. TJ182937456

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    can my dell inspiron 5570 with an intel i7 8550u 1.99 ghz, 620 integrated graphics, and 16gb of ram be enough to make a medium 3d game?
     
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