One of the most anticipated games of 2011, Batman Arkham City has been released on major consoles: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. And the PC version of the game is scheduled for release on November 22, 2011.
Here are some tips and tricks to fix your PC in case of crashes, hangs, runs slow, freezes or lags after installing Batman Arkham City on your PC.
The first is Minimum System Requirements.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or 7
CPU: Dual core CPU 2.4 Ghz
RAM: 2 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA 8800 series or ATI 3800 with 512MB video memory
Sound: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista or 7 compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible)
DVD-ROM: Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
Hard Drive: 17.5GB free disk space
Input Devices: 100% Windows XP/Vista or 7 compatible mouse and keyboard
If your computer meets the above requirements, it may not be risky to install this game. There is a possibility that you'll be able to run on the lowest performance. However, you are likely to have some troubles.
The second is Recommended System Requirements:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
CPU: Dual core CPU 2.5 GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or ATI Radeon HD 6850 with 768MB+ (DX 11
Sound: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista or 7 compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c
DVD-ROM: Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
Hard Drive: 17.5 GB free disk space
Input Devices: 100% Windows XP/Vista or 7 compatible mouse and keyboard / Xbox 360
Controller for Windows
The game can be played in better performance if you meet the above recommended requirements. In case if you are going to upgrade your PC or going to buy a new one then it may be wise to exceed these requirements as future game fixes might involve some extra features that further strain your computer. You don't want an awesome new patch to cause performance problems.
Batman: Arkham City NVIDIA GeForce GTX PhysX PC Trailer
The game developers affirm that their recommended system specification should run the game well. But those recommendations are determined when the developers are checked on computers that were optimized for those games. There are only a handful of people who are willing to dedicate their whole computers for a single game. If your PC meets the above minimum or recommended system specs but still it causes freezes, crashes, hangs, runs slow or lags then there are a few steps that you can take to optimize your system resources for your game play.
Update Your PC Drivers:
The game might freezes if the PC drivers are old. Updating the hardware drivers may fix the problem.
Install Latest Software Updates:
It is always sensible to keep you system software up-to-date. The newest patches help you not only for fixing the bugs but also for improving the performance, and also make sure that your DirectX is up-to-date.
Fix Registry Errors:
If registry keys of Batman Arkham City corrupt, it may result in game freezing. A good registry fixing tool can help you to fix this problem.
The volume of Windows registry keeps on building and the registry data becomes fragmented over time, that causes Windows gaming lag and using a good defrag tools can help you to fix this problem.
Close All Unnecessary Programs:
A lot of programs running in the background while playing the game may cause your computer slowdown. Before start Batman Arkham City game, close all unnecessary programs. Do not copy, move or download while you are playing the game (Turn off your anti virus programs during play time. I am sure that scares you, but some anti virus programs eat up a lot of system resources)
Re-Install Batman Arkham City
Batman Arkham City crashes may happen if the game is not set up correctly or the set up files are corrupted. You must fully re-install the game to fix this problem.
For more technical information and assistant, please visit official Batman Arkham City game forum