League of Legends is a free game for Windows and Mac, popular all over the world. One of the advantages of the Riot game is its low system requirements for computers, which allows the title to run even on older, more limited PCs. Still do not know if your machine is capable of running LoL ? Check out the list of settings you need to play and learn how to adjust graphics to optimize game performance.
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For computers running the Microsoft operating system, the game accepts versions from Windows XP, provided you have Microsoft Service Pack 3. However, the recommended one for a better experience is for the PC to have at least the Vista version. In terms of storage space, the ideal is a disk with at least 12 GB free, although from 8 GB it can already rotate.
The screen resolution supported by the game is up to 1920x1200. In addition, LoL brings support for DirectX v9.0c or better.
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Windows - Minimal Settings
|RAM memory||1GB of RAM|
|Video card||with Shader version 2.0|
|Space||8 GB free on disk|
|Operational system||Windows XP (32bits only with Service Pack 3)|
Windows - Recommended Settings
|Processor||3 GHz or higher|
|RAM memory||4GB of RAM|
|Video card||GeForce 8800 or higher|
|Space||12 GB free on disk|
|Operational system||Windows Vista or higher|
Already on the Mac, the minimum settings require a Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher operating system, and it is recommended that it be at least a 10.7 version. In terms of disk space, Apple's system requires less than Microsoft's: at least 5 GB free, with the ideal being 10 GB of space.
Mac OS - Minimum Settings
|RAM memory||2GB of RAM|
|Video card||NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 or higher|
|Space||5 GB free on disk|
|Operational system||Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher|
Mac OS - Recommended Settings
|RAM memory||4GB of RAM|
|Video card||NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, ATI Radeon HD 4670 or higher|
|Space||10 GB free on disk|
|Operational system||Mac OS X 10.7 or higher|
To configure League of Legends graphics, you must be in a game match. A good idea is to create a game with bots to adjust the look calmly, without the threat of other players.
Step 1. To create a match with bots, simply enter "Play" and choose the "Custom" option. Then go to "Normal", "Create Start" and choose a map. When you are placed in Team 1, go to the next option and choose the "Add Bot" option.
Enter a League of Legends game to set up the graphics
Step 2 . At the start, press Esc to access the options menu. Then click on the "Video" tab, positioned on the left side of the screen.
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Click Esc and click on video to access the League of Legends graphic settings
Step 3 . In the "Resolution" option you can change the size of the screen. It is best to select the same resolution as your monitor for the best visual results. Running LoL at high resolutions also requires extra power from your video card, and can cause performance issues.
Change League of Legends resolution
Step 4 . In "Window Mode" you can choose whether to run the League of Legends in full screen, such as a smaller window on your monitor or an option without frames.
It is possible to play League of Legends in full screen or with a window
Step 5 . In the "Graphics" option, move the bar to increase or decrease the detail level of the game. Another option is to manually adjust each of the options that define the quality of the characters' graphics, maps, shadows and other effects.
Drag the graphics bar or select the level of detail for different elements of the League of Legends
Step 6. Frames per second (or FPS) define the fluidity of your game, and can also be configured through the League of Legends menu of graphical options. Here, you can lock the framerate in one of the available numbers or choose "unlimited", which completely removes the LoL FPS locks and lets the game use all the power of your machine.
You can limit or release the frame rate of League of Legends
Step 7. Finally, on the "Interface" tab, on the left side of the screen, you can completely edit the League of Legends screen, adding and removing elements such as life bars, indicators, animations and frames.
Configure and remove elements from your League of Legends interface
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* This content is part of the GuiaLoL project , sponsored by Riot.