Just type:
steam://checksysreqs/game-ID
where game-ID is the ID shown on the addressbar on the store page of each game and Steam will automatically check if your PC can run the game.

For example: Dishonored
steam://checksysreqs/205100


L1NU5 (1 year ago)

This is awesome! Thanks

xamtheking (1 year ago)

Psy, I was trying to say thanks...:P

Indeed,it was a compliment not an insult.

BloodyRo

(1 year ago)

K.

psydex

(1 year ago)

midnightshooter

(1 year ago)

psydex

(1 year ago*)

lol

TwisttedElement

(1 year ago)

thomas404

(1 year ago)

AWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

beep23

(1 year ago)

flownzu (1 year ago)

Wow really nice, didn't knew about this option until now.

DannicaK123 (1 year ago)

It is accurate a lot of the time but it's not always accurate. It's said many times to me that I can't run a game when I can run it on the highest settings... so just keep that in mind when using it.

Well the requirements are set by the developers and Steam just compares them with your system specs , so it sure won't be 100% accurate but it's kinda useful :)

psydex

(1 year ago)

Marathon series isn't very hardware-demanding, I'm sure it could handle it.

Probrotector

(1 year ago)

MorphineBear (1 year ago)

It says I can run Dishonored but when I check the requirements myself, I can see I don't meet any of them.

You might be surprised if you actually try

psydex

(1 year ago)

TheHollowHeaded (1 year ago)

Why is this not an actual link on the store page? Why?!

Possibly a work in progress?

Vercinger

(1 year ago)

lejyoner00 (1 year ago)

nice.. thanks :)

zelghadis

(1 year ago)

TwisttedElement (1 year ago)

Cool thanks for telling us :D

Nikot (1 year ago)

it doesnt work. right now i'm on a pc that wont run Dishonored even if I try, because it's Windows XP and the minimum is windows vista, but it says my computer meets the minimum requirements.

You don't need Vista/7 to run dishonored. I have XP on my rig and I've beaten dishonored on it. Unless they've changed the specs since I played...

Edit: Just checked specs on the steam store page, it says it requires vista/7 OS minimum but it's running on DirectX 9 which is still within the auspices of XP

Retox

(1 year ago*)

Developers have recently begun listing Vista/7 as a minimum req, even when their game runs on XP. Probably due to them not testing it on any XP machines. It's rather annoying.

Vercinger

(1 year ago)

bestduck (1 year ago)

I can run 3Dmark & 3Dmark 11 on XP according to this

Zaking (1 year ago*)

That's helpful, thanks doode.

beziko (1 year ago)

This is piece of sh*t. Steam says, i can run Dishonored on Intel GMA3100..

You might be able to

xamtheking

(1 year ago)

^This. It may not run properly but it might still run.

psydex

(1 year ago)

darkdude8 (1 year ago)

yes, I agree with the other comments, I think it does not work properly... it says I can run Dishonored, Skyrim, Far Cry 3 and Defiance on my crappy laptop (never in a million years -.-)

I've frequently played games with graphics cards that are nowhere near the level required

xamtheking

(1 year ago)

Well, to be honest it doesn't say you can play it, it says you meet the minimum requirements and you can run it, which means starting it and seeing at least a frame =)

Digi

(1 year ago)

Ri0Rdian (1 year ago)

Why did I read the title as: Can you ruin this game?

I must be really tired or something. :F

Dunther (1 year ago)

Wooo this is really interesting, but yeah I don't think it works

TheGreenFairy (1 year ago)

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat...

No, I refuse to believe this PC can run Dishonored. I'ma do some other checks about games that I know are working or not, brb.

Okay, so according to this little bastard, my rig could actually run these:

Magicka, Crysis, Metro 2033, Arma 3, The Witcher 2, CS: GO

My system specifics: Geforce 6600 series GPU, AMD Athlon 2800+ 1600 Mhz CPU, 1 GB RAM.

Yeah, this thing ain't so accurate. While this PC can surprise me with what it can still run decently (Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light comes to my mind, I was actually able to finish it on this without lagging), I for one know that CS: GO and Magicka aren't running on this, and there's no way fucking ARMA 3 would even get to a menu with a setup like this.

TheGreenFairy

(1 year ago)

SOMEONE ELSE WITH 1GB OF RAM!!!
cries of happiness

beep23

(1 year ago)

+9000

gornellas

(1 year ago)

+1

Cheeseburgermafia

(1 year ago)

Maybe it can walk it?

ACorpse

(1 year ago)

^this.

Mardukas

(1 year ago)

I lol'd pretty hard, actually.

touche112

(1 year ago)

intoxeus (1 year ago)

It seems flawed. It tells my laptop can run games it most certainly can not. I think if the graphics card/chip has not been mentioned in the system requirements, it automatically assumes it can run on minimal settings.

Grrkek (1 year ago)

I'd imagine it's inaccurate as hell.

"That puush could not be found."

beep23

(1 year ago)

Puush is failing me xD here.

wotgamer

(1 year ago)

Fake pic

josgba2002

(1 year ago)

beep23 (1 year ago)

So I have 1GB of RAM, and a graphics card with 256MB of memory, and Shader Model 2.0. But it looks like I can run Borderlands 1 and 2, The Witcher 2, Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Far Cry 3, Crysis 2, Dishonored...

Zephyrv (1 year ago)

Where exactly do I type this?

In your browser, which redirects you to Steam.

wotgamer

(1 year ago)

Doesn't work for me, I get redirected to a google search for it

Edit: It appears my google chrome is the problem, it works in firefox.

Zephyrv

(1 year ago*)

For those who have browsers that don't let this trick work. just make a shortcut on your desktop with this steam address as the target.

Cheeseburgermafia

(1 year ago)

JoeyBeanz (1 year ago)

It, just like that system requirements lab website, probably sees shared video ram as dedicated video ram, giving an inaccurate reading.

InJ3cTiOn (1 year ago)

It only works for a few games for me.

it works for every game on Steam

psydex

(1 year ago)

Well, doesn't worked for me.

InJ3cTiOn

(1 year ago)

Devil231 (1 year ago)

Nice. TY!

CrysisX (1 year ago)

Cool, didn't know about this. Thanks for the info!

psydex (1 year ago)

I wonder if there are other hidden steam features we don't know about :?

I recall they once had a funny language chat test where typing some stuff will give you not so predictable results. They already fixed it though.

CHTonRage

(1 year ago)

Like autocorrect?

psydex

(1 year ago)

Nope. Can't seem to find a link but all I remember on it is if you type a bunch of characters together without spaces back at least 2-3 years ago, it'll give a weird word in the chat when you hit enter.

CHTonRage

(1 year ago)

Sounds pretty useless ;D No wonder it got removed

psydex

(1 year ago)

It was when Valve was testing a new language translation.

CHTonRage

(1 year ago)

xSkeletor (1 year ago)

This is really inaccurate.

Please show me any similar tool that is actually accurate.

psydex

(1 year ago)

My ass is better that CYRI

psydex

(1 year ago)

Azelka (1 year ago)

I highly doubt I meet the system requirements for Arma 3 Alpha and the new Tomb Raider.

Please note: minimum system requirements !!!

psydex

(1 year ago)

TheGannet (1 year ago)

thanks

Nicktim (1 year ago)

Wow, nice feature :3 thanks!

MrCastiglia (1 year ago)

I luv you. Thanks! :D

NODAK (1 year ago)

Interesting feature. Nice find.

CEO (1 year ago)

Thanks for sharing.

TartFlavor (1 year ago*)

Interesting, thanks! Not that I need it :P

rogii (1 year ago)

didn't know this, thanks!

GregStrat (1 year ago)

But where do I have to type it??

inside your browsers addressbar

psydex

(1 year ago)

If you mean the Steam addressbar it won't let me use it

GregStrat

(1 year ago)

put it in your browser address bar or even the start menu. it's a steam:// url so the steam client will handle it.

misterhaan

(1 year ago)

Solved. Chrome just googles what I put in the address bar, tried with IE (don't kill me pls) and it worked

GregStrat

(1 year ago)

I did it perfectly fine on Google Chrome. You need Steam already open FYI.

Jstar269

(1 year ago)

Steam is always running in my pc, it's just Chrome who decides to troll me and search on Google instead of running the checksys

GregStrat

(1 year ago)

as long as you're not using ie to look at webpages i'll let it slide

misterhaan

(1 year ago)

Or you can use Win+R and type it there.

Lorkhan (Support)

(1 year ago)

leon35 (1 year ago)

i love you now

Mostlyghostly (1 year ago)

Only a few games worked for me. Weird, but still useful.

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