I was reading the system requirements for minecraft as it is a very graphic simple game and they are high. Ok not for todays standards but I was thinking about it in this way. I played games with this type of graphics back when I had a Pentium 2 processor with much less ram etc. Games with this same type of graphics if not more. Minecraft graphics are very simple.
Even though minecrats system requirements are not demanding by todays stands jsut got me thinking if i ran games like this way back in the day with much less equipment why cant they be run today?
Got me thinking too even some android games have a fairly high system requirements for games. I used to play this super frog game and it atually had very nice sound and great graphics for its day ( and still decent ) and my amiga compuer specs here:
Super frog game here
I see many games like this now days specially on adnroid require 1 gig of ram when back in the day I only had like 5 or 9 megs of ram on my Amiga computer. So games today like minecraft and simple android games require so much more resources today for basically the samd graphics back then. Maybe I am msising something but just does not make sense.
Best Answer +Karl L. , 24 October 2013 - 04:50
No one outside of Mojang knows exactly why Minecraft's system requirements are so high, but the most oft-fingered reason is Java. While it is true that Java is not favored for most games because it is notoriously slow for large applications (particularly due to its garbage collection), it is unlikely that it is the sole cause. I think that statm1 is right to some extent; the extensive chunk loading and processing done by the game likely makes it more resource intensive. From what I understand, Notch originally wrote this game for his own amusement, and several of his friends said they liked it so much that he decided to sell it. Therefore he originally chose Java as the programming language because it was easy. It is also possible that the hobbyist beginnings of Minecraft lead to sloppy code in core classes and an inefficient design that didn't foresee the extensive expansion the game has undergone. While the development team has probably had enough time to refactor the original code by now, it is possible that some of the original design choices have constrained its performance to some extent. Ultimately, however, Notch is probably the only person who can answer this question with a high degree of certainty.
Personally, I would love it if Minecraft performed better. It pegs one core of my processor most of the time when I play it, and I occasionally get lag when playing on my server. However, as poorly as it performs, it is such a fun game that I am willing to put up with it.Go to the full post