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Old February 18th, 2017, 07:59 AM
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How does RW run on your Surface? I've been looking for a windows tablet for a while and the high price of the Surface has put me off till I see one in use and everyone I know has iPads.
It runs better on here than it does on my ASUS gaming laptop, actually. The solid state memory on the Surface easily outperforms the mechanical disk on my laptop. I think RW is more bound by disk speeds than processor and memory given it's design. I can't recommend the Surface highly enough for RW, or just general use.
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Old February 18th, 2017, 08:58 AM
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How does RW run on your Surface? I've been looking for a windows tablet for a while and the high price of the Surface has put me off till I see one in use and everyone I know has iPads.
I run RW on an i5 Surface Pro 3 and have had zero issues. I am a huge fan of the Surface. In use it primarily for tabletop RPG stuff: HeroLab, RW, Fractal Mapped, Roll20, MS Office.

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Old February 18th, 2017, 12:07 PM
It's also perfectly easy to save a backup database as a file, then use any means you like to get the file to a second computer, where you restore the database. It's a little more complex than syncing, but sometimes this forum forgets that not everyone paid for cloud service
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Old February 18th, 2017, 12:16 PM
Pretty easy to do considering the clock has been stopped on cloud payment for years ��

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Old February 18th, 2017, 12:38 PM
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It's also perfectly easy to save a backup database as a file, then use any means you like to get the file to a second computer, where you restore the database. It's a little more complex than syncing, but sometimes this forum forgets that not everyone paid for cloud service
True, but those who got in on the kickstarter and got cloud service, paid upfront for it.

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Old February 19th, 2017, 06:30 PM
Investing in a Kickstarter is not the same as paying for a product or service.

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Old February 20th, 2017, 05:10 AM
I run RW on the following systems:

Main desktop:
i5 Skylake / 16GB Ram / SATA SSD

Gamer Lappy
i7 Ivy Bridge / 16GB Ram / SATA SSD

Surface Pro 3
i5 version / 4GB Ram / NVMe SSD

Surface Pro 4 (work)
i5 version / 8GB Ram / NVMe SSD

It runs fantastic on all systems. Having at least an SATA SSD as stated by people does majorly impact performance. The difference in Ram for me has not seemed to make a difference.

Oddly enough it runs slower on my work SP4, however that's more indicative of the crap running on then its own performance. However the SP4 is slower than the SP3 CPU wise, just runs at half the power, giving stellar battery life for such a powerful system.

RW will run on an aging system, but do yourself a favor and add an SSD. The single biggest performance upgrade there is for your PC is an SSD. Even on an older SATA3 based system, adding a value line SSD offers unreal gains. Do not worry about paying for NVMe (if your Mobo has the connector), though faster, reality is the difference between a convention drive vs SATA SSD is the biggest gain and better to put more money into size than the less gains with NVMe.

Also you can buy a budget CPU, faster and less cores over slower more cores, but again stock a SSD in there.

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Old February 20th, 2017, 10:50 AM
I can absolutely vouch that the ssd will improve your a Realm Works experience. Its like a whole new pc.

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Old February 20th, 2017, 11:54 AM
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I can absolutely vouch that the ssd will improve your a Realm Works experience. Its like a whole new pc.
This. I reported a while back that I was having rather significant performance issues on my laptop. When I got a new laptop with an SSD I've had excellent performance. I liked it so much I went out and got an SSD for my home desktop and went through all the hassle of installing Windows on the new drive just to get the performance boost.

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