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Hey, how much video ram do you guys have? Do you think it is safe to assume\build code around 2mb of video ram? The only reason I am asking is because I myself only have one meg of video ram on my main video card(in other words not counting the voodoo2).

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It depends on the target platform, but in general, I would have to say that designing around 2MB is safe. I personally have 8MB on my card. My last card had 2MB, which was the card that came with the computer, when it was new two years ago.

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My video card has 32 megs of RAM
The card before that had 4 megs and the card before that had 2 mb and before that I had 1 meg.

Most of my friends also have 32 megs.

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I have 32 Mb of VIDEO RAM and most of my friends have 8 Mb.

The game i''m making will need 2.3 Mb of VIDEO RAM to be launched, 4 to be enjoyed and 8 to be really "perfect".

Hope it will work



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On both of my computers I''ve got a 32Mb video card.

Notice that I think assuming people have a 4Mb video card is safe.

I think you can even assume they''ve got a 8Mb card.

Remember you can find a ''good'' 3D card with 4/8Mb for a very small price, and gamers have most of the time very recent hardware.

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I''ve got 32MB DDR RAM on a Creative Geforce card. I would say that 2 MB is the least you can expect, but I would try and load as much data into VRAM as possible to get best performance, with some kind of built-in priority system.

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i have 16M on a voodo3 card
and i also have 4M on a S3 DX/GX 2D card
and 8M on a S3 Savage card

But take care that ALMOST ALL laptops have only 2.5M !

even today.....

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