I really like Il-2 1946, and I've been thinking of getting Rise of Flight as well. It looks like a lot of fun!
I'm wondering if Rise of Flight might be too much for my computer to handle. Right now, I can run Il-2 1946 pretty well, so long as I don't have my graphics turned up too high and there isn't too much going on at once (flak, etc.).
I don't know as much as I should about computers, but here are my specs:
Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980
Graphics: Intel GMA 4500 MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor 2.2 GHz
4 GB DDR2 RAM
Thanks for your help!
I'm sorry but I think it will be impossible to run RoF on that rig, or any other demanding game. I have a Sandy Bridge i5 laptop with the "Intel HD Graphics 3000" GPU that is way faster than any old integrated CPU:s like the GMA 4500. I can actually run Civ 5 on it with low settings, but it is a slide show. These integrated GPU:s are really way off any real GPU in performace... The problem will unfortunately get even worse if you run Windows 7 x64 as a dual core CPU is a no-no in RoF with W7 x64... I have really bad stuttering on my Core 2 Duo E8400 with a GTX580 GPU. It is simply unplayable but Jason (the producer of RoF) has been frank and said they don't support Windows 7 x64 on dual cores and recommend XP instead so that is fine with me.
The reason for the weird combo of a GTX580 in a E8400 rig is that I have all the other hardware for my i7 2600k Sandy Bridge rig accept the Obsidian 650D chassis that is in high demand and arrives tomorrow.... Had to open one of the boxes at least and get some joy out of the last hours of my old Core 2 Duo rig
The whole reason for upgrading to an i7 2600k is actually RoF as CoD actually runs OK on my old rig with the latest beta patch. Was waiting to upgrade for CoD but it is the RoF stuttering when having a dual core in Windows 7 x64 that pushed me over the edge. Tomorrow my agony in RoF will be over!
Having said this - RoF is an awesome game so get another rig and buy it! And in any case, follow the advice and try the demo on your current rig - it may work on low settings to get it running at enough fps to understand you need this game!