Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, the experience of
open world free running. Sounds good right? But let’s imagine for a second you are under
the minimum requirements for this game and you still want to get the best performance
possible, what is there for you to do? Well, it’s time to find out, because this
is the LowSpecGamer, the series where we do not give a fuck about high resolutions, anti
aliasing or all those things and we figure out what else can we do to push a game to
its lowest limits, for maximum performance. Let’s go! Ok, before we start. Quick message: do you want to get Civilization
3, 4, 5 with DLC and even beyond earth with DLC for as little as 15 dollars? Check the current Humble Bundle using the
link in the description or the corner and since the channel is a humble part with every
bundle sold you can help me get the funds to keep buying games to tweak. This guide is based on the research on this
post of the lowendgaming subreddit by nxix. Thank you for letting me use it as a starting
point. Mirror’s edge Catalyst is a 2016 Frostbite
3 game, which is quickly becoming the default engine for all mayor EA releases, its minimum
requires mention an i3-3250 and 650 Ti. The game also supposedly requires a quadcore
CPU. “Supposedly” This is why I decided to go to with the Intel
Celeron G1840, which is literally the cheapest CPU I could find for the 1150 socket on my
country’s amazon store. This is a dual core CPU with no hyper threading
and an integrated intelHD GPU. As usual we will start with all the in game
settings to the lowest and a resolution of 720p, internal resolution is set 0.5. As you would imagine this is a bit too much
for the poor thing so… we start digging deeper. Like most frostbite games there are 2 things
that we can do, the first is head the main configuration file on your document folder,
Mirrors Edge Catalyst, settings and the file is called PROF_SAVE_profile. There is a copy of my final configuration
file in the description. In here you can disable motion blur and make
sure other post effects and quality elements are set to 0. Now, you may have noticed the game has an
internal resolution scaler that allows you to drop the internal resolution while keeping
a readable UI. This is controlled by this line in the file. The game usually limits you to an internal
resolution of half (0.5), but in the file you are able to specify almost any internal
resolution that you want. The external resolution will be multiplied
by this number. Your patience, is the limit. The other thing you can experiment with is
console commands. Catalyst allows you to open the game’s console
simply by pressing the button next to the “1” key on your keyboard and you can use the autocomplete
function, or simply type “list”, to check available commands. If you want a set commands to load automatically
you must navigate to where the game in installed and create a user.cfg file where you can write
those commands. The user.cfg I am using is also linked in
the description. What I have included inside are some commands
to disable some directx 11 features, and tweak some lights which are standard Frostbite commands…
as well as manually setting the number of CPU cores. It is also always a good idea to finish the
file with these two command that draws the current FPS and other information regarding your computer. That way you can always know if the file is
read correctly. I invite you to explore the console and experiment
for yourself. Do share if there is anything interesting
that you might discover! Keep in mind that is you use all the commands
together in a computer that is very much under the minimum requirements some… odd effects
may happen as you are about to see. Welcome to a resolution so low, you can see
the individual pixels from time to time. But while we weren’t able to disable every
single effect, there’s some blurring effect that still happens, the performance in general
is much better. Especially when you consider that this is
a cpu that supposedly cannot even start the game. The background does glitch weirdly in some
instances as you’re seeing here right now. This is often, I think, what happens when
you push a game in a direction that was not tested by the developer. Oh dear. Hmmm… ok. This is a bit too much. I’m surprised the game hasn’t crashed. Woah, ok. I might want to reset this. Ok, that seems to have fixed that. Wait. Are her legs transparent? There’s a lot of unexpected results to these
changes. Although, I must say, I’ve been running
through the city for some time now trying to get to a specific mission and the performance
I’m getting is very surprising considering of the specs of what I’m using. I didn’t expect- oops! I did not expect the CPU + GPU combo to even
start the game. Oh, that’s odd, I thought there were no
guns in this game. Oh they’re all transparent. That’s- ok. Oh boy, oh boy. No- no! Ok. If I wanted combat, I got combat. No, I just need to run the heck away! This was a terrible idea, this was a terrible
idea. Ahhhh! I’m a terrible runner, I have no idea what
I’m doing, what I’m supposed to do… and I died, and I crashed the game. Ok, observation. 1) Do not die, it crashes the game. It crashes the game when you die. That is all for this video. Hopefully you can use these tips to make your
experience playing this game more pleasant in a low end computer. And if you do, consider donating in Patreon
like these great people, or buying the latest humble bundle through the links in the corner
as these videos are actually quite expensive to keep making and I could use your support
to continue. See you on the next video.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst: FPS boost on a budget Intel Celeron + intelHD PC
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100 thoughts on “Mirror’s Edge Catalyst: FPS boost on a budget Intel Celeron + intelHD PC

  • March 4, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    I apologize for the awful sound quality in the last section of this video. The motherboard I am using has a DVI output with no sound so I had to improvise and did something wrong with my recording setup. I did not wanted to record that section again since I tough the glitches I observed where worth sharing.

    I will figure out how to fix it for future videos soon.

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  • April 2, 2017 at 10:48 am
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    acrobatic porn)

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  • April 5, 2017 at 9:04 am
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    back in the days i used to play mirrors edge with hd 3200 integrated graphics on an AMD motherboard… now i cant even accept single rx480 on catalyst…

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  • April 7, 2017 at 12:05 am
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    Battlefield 3 Plsssss

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  • April 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm
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    I have a i5 7600k and 750 ti and i get those fps.

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  • April 17, 2017 at 11:02 am
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    can you do on deus ex mankind devided?!!! please

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  • April 29, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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    Outlast 2 pls

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  • May 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm
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    Well how am I supposed to run the game if the Origin doesn't allow me to start it because "this game needs a graphics processor that supports DirectX 10"

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  • May 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm
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    that minecraft mod looks lit af

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  • May 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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    Does it work for intel celeron 2.6 ghz (2 cores) 4gb ram
    Intel hd 3000?
    Please reply if anyone knows
    Thanks 🙂

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  • May 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    Anyone else catch it at 1:55?

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  • May 18, 2017 at 1:29 am
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    oh muy god the gane looks so bad its emberesing to play like this

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  • May 21, 2017 at 7:31 pm
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    Watch this video in 144p! its amazing!!

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  • May 22, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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    can a HD 7970 run mirrors edge

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  • May 24, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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    u just turned it into ps2 game.

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  • May 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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    "How to make an awesome game look like minecraft."

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  • June 9, 2017 at 7:12 pm
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    Gta 3 looks like better than this

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  • June 11, 2017 at 4:04 am
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    i have no idea with this graphics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • June 17, 2017 at 11:40 am
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    PLEASE UPLOAD settings FOLDER

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  • June 19, 2017 at 11:17 pm
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    do max payne 3 pliss

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  • June 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm
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    1:55 acrobatic porn?

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  • June 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm
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    i've completed this game with Phenom II x4 840 with GTX 650, on lowest settings. if only I knew about your channel before that…

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  • June 26, 2017 at 3:52 am
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    I cant even launch this game. every time I'm trying to open it it going to black screen and then message pop up: "mirror's edge catalyst stopped working".
    None of the suggestions or advices from the forums, google etc does not helped me.
    Also I doesnt have settings folder in the documents.
    specs:
    Intel core i 5 3210m
    4gb ram
    Intel HD 4000
    HELP!!!
    i know i can play in frostbyte titles im more then sure in this.( I played in Tom Clancy's The Division with my specs which is Ubisoft. We all know they get famous not for the good optimizations so…)
    HELP HELP HELP

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  • June 26, 2017 at 10:30 am
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    With this mod too need DX11?

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  • June 28, 2017 at 8:17 pm
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    warframe

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  • June 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm
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    I laughed so hard when you said your patience is the limit, with the resolution scale to 0.01

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  • July 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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    I seriously think that this could run outta a PS2

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  • July 2, 2017 at 11:09 pm
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    You're the best person I've ever met, you've saved the life of the games on my laptop; I almost deleted them but thanks to you they have been saved, but the 2.0 Ghz were lost, again thank you very much ☺☺☺☺☺

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  • July 12, 2017 at 5:38 am
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    Thank you so much, I have a pretty bad laptop which can't run many games, even on normal settings. Wasn't able to play this much because the fps was so low and slow, was nearly impossible to do timed missions, but thanks to this I can finally do them again, even if it's not in the best quality.

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  • July 21, 2017 at 5:25 am
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    can you send me the acrobatic porn file please? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  • July 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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    looks like a ps1 game

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  • July 25, 2017 at 6:18 am
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    This is borderline experimental.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm
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    I guess this will not work on my new notebook Intel® Atom® Z3735F 1,33 – 1,83 GHz 2gb ram Intel HD Graphics xD

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  • July 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm
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    Could I run this on Core 2 duo 2.66 ghz, 9800gt 512 mb 256bit, 3gb DDR2? If I use the low spec settings??? I really REALLY want to play this game! (Also my GPU only supports dirx 10.1, is that enough? )

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  • July 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm
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    Do these videos apply to pcs with lower ram than is required?

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  • July 29, 2017 at 8:28 am
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    What do i rename the files in the description to make it work with the game

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  • August 5, 2017 at 9:51 pm
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    The anti-aliasing is so bad, i can draw a straighter line than the games line

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  • August 17, 2017 at 3:01 am
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    i cant even play the game

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  • August 17, 2017 at 3:52 am
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    I get like low 30 high "I have to have v sync on" 60 most of the time like 50 I have

    8 gbs ram

    Amd athalon x4 830

    2 gb v ram "rx 460"

    I was wondering if I get more fans cause if I play a game my pc is like 230 fucking degrees it will raise it up a little2

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  • August 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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    i know its kinda old vid but my game crashes at startup, i cant do anything theres a back window it turns to fullscreen and than it says "mirrors edge catalyst has stopped working" so i dont have settings folder

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  • August 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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    when I try to start a frostbite 3 game (PVZGW2, Mirrors edge catalyst) It says I need an intel blah blah driver, and doesnt let me open it. My CPU is an Intel Celeron N2808 1.58GHz with intel hd graphics

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  • August 28, 2017 at 6:08 pm
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    @Wtf minecraft is better than this!!*

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  • September 2, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    This new Game Boy Advanced game has good graphics

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  • September 3, 2017 at 6:04 pm
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    Game doesnt boot up

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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    its works thanks

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm
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    Can you do mirrors edge 1? for intelHD

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  • September 24, 2017 at 5:31 am
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    mirrors edge in minecraft

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  • September 24, 2017 at 7:36 pm
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    hmmmmmm i have worst laptop but i try this and now i can play with 25 fps Thx man

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  • October 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm
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    I can piarte all of those civilizations and more

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  • October 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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    I have problem instead of acrobatic porn folders and settings I have folders screenshots and temp

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  • November 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm
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    I am trying to launch the game using an Acer Aspire V3, but it always crashes at the startup. What can i do?

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  • November 12, 2017 at 11:18 am
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    dude i love you

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  • November 15, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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    Hey LowSpec my pc its one Intel Celeron 1.50 ghz, but with your config the game run in 21 fps pls help me

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  • November 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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    Looks like a DS game

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  • November 23, 2017 at 1:14 am
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    When the player dies, the process dies, now that's realism

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  • November 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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    It still says that I don'T meet the system requiements when I try to launch the game and I need to launch it so that it create the cinfig file so I can edit it so I can launch the game…

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  • December 7, 2017 at 6:50 pm
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    Thanks, mate!

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  • January 3, 2018 at 6:34 pm
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    The 8GB ram is the resolve here, i have fairly decent RIG Q9300 OC 3.1GHZ and HD 6870 but the game runs utter crap due to my 4GB ram and so these settings dont even matter for me :/.

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  • January 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm
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    1:55 why does have a file named acrobatic porn ?!

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  • January 6, 2018 at 6:25 pm
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    1:54 "arabic porn"

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  • January 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm
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    valeu cara ajudou muito

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  • January 21, 2018 at 8:59 am
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    acrobatic porn ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  • February 5, 2018 at 7:36 am
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    I dont have those files like prof_save.file, what can i do?

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  • February 28, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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    I am downloading Catalyst now, so I'll give it a shot.
    Specs:
    Dual-core 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2957U
    4GB DDR3-1600 RAM
    Intel HD 4351 Graphics

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  • March 3, 2018 at 11:49 am
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    acrobatic porn 1:54 lmao

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  • March 19, 2018 at 11:31 pm
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    Could you pls take a look at Elite: Dangerous? The engine seems very flexible and I really love the gfx and sound on Elite. Warframe would also be nice! Great vids btw!

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  • March 21, 2018 at 7:43 am
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    I have gtx 1030
    4GB DDR3 RAM
    Intel Core 2 quad 2.8 Ghz
    But Im having not bad performance in the original lowest settings Min:26 Avg:35-50 Max:74 (When I look at the air it becomes 74 fps max)

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  • March 29, 2018 at 2:57 am
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    Acrobatic porn eh? Don't think I didn't see it

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  • April 6, 2018 at 9:30 am
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    Game says: eat my crash

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  • April 12, 2018 at 9:51 pm
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    how to speed up mafa 2

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  • April 15, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    "is dying a glitch?"

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  • April 20, 2018 at 5:02 am
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    1:55 acrobatic porn

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  • April 22, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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    0:19 0_0 stop its hurt me

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  • April 24, 2018 at 4:09 am
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    1:56 Whoa what the f**k?

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  • May 24, 2018 at 10:02 am
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    Get game developers to optimize their game code it's completely possible they just don't want to spend the time doing it.
    even if you can run this game well on the highest settings it's still a missed opportunity, great parkour not a very good game but at £15.00 now its well worth it.
    in other words, the best thing about the game is the graphics and the parkour if you can't get the best out of them the rest of the game is not worth playing.

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  • May 26, 2018 at 10:52 am
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    Or just play the original mirrors edge

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  • May 26, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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    thanks man I do not have money to buy 2g video card but you guys helped me I'm from Brazil but I'm speaking in google translator you guys helped a lot +1 +1 subscribed and like

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  • June 1, 2018 at 10:39 am
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    Don't Die, if you want crash… So basically low end is for Master -_-

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  • June 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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    Hi, awesome video! But which version of the Intel HD graphics do you use?

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  • June 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm
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    Does anyone know how to disable shadows completely? There are no shadows in the video. However i used this user.cfg and shadows are still on in the game.

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  • August 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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    Acrobatic porn wow

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  • August 25, 2018 at 3:09 pm
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    Just play original mirrors edge

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  • September 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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    acrobatic porn

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  • September 16, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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    play normal mirros edge

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  • November 17, 2018 at 11:06 am
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    acrobatic porn

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  • November 24, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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    or you can buy a gtx 1050ti and its only $100

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  • December 24, 2018 at 3:36 pm
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    a c r o b a t i c p o r n

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  • January 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    reply fast pls i have mirrors edge but not catalyst will that file work

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  • January 13, 2019 at 8:04 am
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    how u like that kind of graphics

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  • January 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    That mirrors minecraft catalyst not making me happy on resolution

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  • April 18, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    IT WONT OPEN

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  • April 18, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    mirror's edge DS Edition

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  • July 4, 2019 at 4:59 am
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    1:54 acrobatic porn?

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  • July 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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    Can i follow this video for the first game, with interl celeron 900 2.20 ghz 2.19ghz?

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  • August 31, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    Mirrors edge catalyst on ps1.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    acrobatic porn

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  • November 1, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    "acrobatic porn"

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  • November 7, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    You know I wanted something kinda higher resolution with 20 fps

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  • January 1, 2020 at 10:02 pm
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    ME catalyst Nintendo 3ds

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