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Re: Planet Coaster

Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:25 pm

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Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:37 pm

Hi, I'm looking at getting Planet Coaster, seeing as it's on sale, but I don't know what GPU I should use. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
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Re: Planet Coaster

Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:13 pm

Htjc_ wrote:
Hi, I'm looking at getting Planet Coaster, seeing as it's on sale, but I don't know what GPU I should use. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

The minimum specification is for a very old budget graphics card, so in theory any graphics card from the last three years should run at above minimum standard.

Of course the more complicated the park you build, the more demanding it will be, but that will be mostly on the processor and there are in-game settings you can change to help prevent these issues. :)
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Re: Planet Coaster

Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:21 pm

I currently have a Vega 8 integrated GPU from a Ryzen 3 2200g. This was released earlier this year and can run some games quite well. I hope this should run alright as long as I turn down the guest count quite significantly. Thank you!
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Re: Planet Coaster

Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:30 am

It is worth noting that Planet Coaster is deceivingly demanding. I'm running a system with a Nvidia GTX970 GPU with an Intel i5-6400 CPU and this will struggle with more densely populated maps in Planet Coaster, for reference :)
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Re: Planet Coaster

Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:49 am

Jack wrote:
It is worth noting that Planet Coaster is deceivingly demanding. I'm running a system with a Nvidia GTX970 GPU with an Intel i5-6400 CPU and this will struggle with more densely populated maps in Planet Coaster, for reference :)

What settings and resolution do you use? I'm definitely going to have to turn them to as low as possible for any decent gameplay. Our CPUs are quite similar in power but your GPU is obviously way ahead of mine so I might be able to keep a few guests in the park as that seems to be a CPU limited factor.
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Re: Planet Coaster

Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:21 am

Htjc_ wrote:
Jack wrote:
It is worth noting that Planet Coaster is deceivingly demanding. I'm running a system with a Nvidia GTX970 GPU with an Intel i5-6400 CPU and this will struggle with more densely populated maps in Planet Coaster, for reference :)

What settings and resolution do you use? I'm definitely going to have to turn them to as low as possible for any decent gameplay. Our CPUs are quite similar in power but your GPU is obviously way ahead of mine so I might be able to keep a few guests in the park as that seems to be a CPU limited factor.

I would recommend just wacking it on medium settings and seeing how it runs to begin with and tweaking the settings when you know what's up. As long as there aren't 2000 odd guests that should be Ok, I've found it's heavy scenery that's most taxing :)

EDIT: My settings depend on the map I have loaded. For example if I were to load one of the really detailed parks people have made I'd lower my settings massively, but if I was to load an empty park I'd go to high settings just to enjoy it while I can :lol
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Re: Planet Coaster

Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:23 am

Jack wrote:
Htjc_ wrote:
Jack wrote:
It is worth noting that Planet Coaster is deceivingly demanding. I'm running a system with a Nvidia GTX970 GPU with an Intel i5-6400 CPU and this will struggle with more densely populated maps in Planet Coaster, for reference :)

What settings and resolution do you use? I'm definitely going to have to turn them to as low as possible for any decent gameplay. Our CPUs are quite similar in power but your GPU is obviously way ahead of mine so I might be able to keep a few guests in the park as that seems to be a CPU limited factor.

I would recommend just wacking it on medium settings and seeing how it runs to begin with and tweaking the settings when you know what's up. As long as there aren't 2000 odd guests that should be Ok, I've found it's heavy scenery that's most taxing :)


Ok, thank you!
EDIT: It played at 4 fps with a small park at 720p lowest settings and no guests... Luckily steam has a refund feature within two hours of play time so no harm done. If anyone is thinking of playing this with low end hardware I'd warn against it.
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Re: Planet Coaster

Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:40 pm

This is the name of one of my vendors. Quite funny:
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