People ask us for recommendations for computers that will run WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition with high graphics settings. Here are some basic things to think about.

Desktop vs. Laptop

In general, desktops are cheaper and better for gaming than laptops . Desktops are easier to upgrade if someday you want to, for example, get a new and better graphics card. Many laptops do not allow you to change the graphics card or make other changes easily. But if you need to be portable, then a laptop is the way to go, of course.

PC vs. Mac

We love Macs! But for gaming, Windows computers give you a lot more bang for your buck, both due to cost differences between them, and the ways that Windows is better optimized to run 3D games. Yes, you can play games on higher end Macs but, if you are on a budget, PCs are the way to go for games.

Get a Good, DEDICATED Graphics Card

The most important thing to consider when you are purchasing a computer for 3D games is the graphics card. If you have a good graphics card, then it is likely that the rest of the computer will be able to handle running games like WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition. The first important thing is to have a dedicated graphics card, rather than the integrated graphics that are built into any Windows computer. 

You can search this page to see the score for various graphics card: https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php. To run WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition at maximum graphics quality with a solid 60fps, look for a graphics card with a score of at least 11,000. (Graphics card with lower scores will still run the game nicely, but at lower quality levels.)

Questions to Ask as You Shop

  • What is your budget?
  • What other games do you want to play and what are their requirements?
  • What is the graphics card and will I be able to upgrade it later?
  • What are the reviews/ratings for the computer I am considering. There are lots of online review sites!

Some Suggested Computers

Here are some examples of fairly inexpensive gaming computers that would run WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition well. We are not endorsing particular brands, models, or stores! Prices are estimates on 8-2-19. These are just examples to give you a place to start.

Desktops:

Laptops:

System Requirements for WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition

WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition is a modern game with beautiful graphics depicting the Yellowstone wilderness. Because of this, it does require much more graphical power than previous versions of the game.

Windows

Minimum:

OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel Iris 630 Pro or similar (using "Basic" mode in graphics settings)
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 6 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset

Recommended:

OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or Radeon 580
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 6 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset

Mac OSX

Minimum:

OS: OSX 10.10 or newer
Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel Iris 630 Pro or similar (using "Basic" mode in graphics settings)
Storage: 8 GB available space

Recommended:

OS: OSX 10.10 or newer
Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Radeon 580
Storage: 8 GB available space