Most games development software is available for PC only. For this reason we do not use macs for the games courses at UEL.
Do not buy a Mac, iPad or Android tablet as your only computer. Unless you have another PC to work on, you will not be able to use much of the game development software we use.
The minimum requirements we recommend are as follows:
- CPU: Multi-Core, preferably quad core (Intel: i5 or i7, AMD: Rizen 5 or 7 series)
- RAM: 8GB
- HDD (Storage): 1TB (1,000 GB) - possibly SSD (250GB) as system drive.
- GPU (Dedicated Graphics): AMD Radeon or nVidia GT/GTX - minimum 1 GB of video RAM.
- Resolution: 1600 x 1050 - more important than screen size.
- Screen Size:
- Laptop: 15"
- Desktop: 24" - 1080p.
There may be other things you'd like personally but avoid technology you will not use. Don't let a salesperson convince you otherwise. Ask David or Jasmine if you are not sure what to buy. Here are some good places to buy computers, parts and laptops: