1. prasath1234's Avatar
    Hey guys can games designed only for 1 GB ram devices be played on 512 MB ram devices if we install developer preview.

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    05-24-2014 02:01 AM
  2. ca_guri's Avatar
    No.
    05-24-2014 02:16 AM
  3. Games Goblin's Avatar
    I read about a method in a blog post on how to sideload apps which require 1 GB RAM into a 512 MB phone which is dev unlocked. Dunno if it works though
    05-24-2014 02:28 AM
  4. dusann's Avatar
    You can find games which requires 1gb for your 512gb phone, but these aren't official versions. It may not work properly. Wp8.1 developer preview has nothing with it.
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    05-24-2014 07:22 AM
  5. Asher Ratnam's Avatar
    Yes we can but only 2..i have side loaded modern combat 4 and subway surfers on my Lumia 520
    05-24-2014 07:26 AM
  6. Westarmy's Avatar
    Just go for Lumia 920/820... About 100 more? 1GB ram etc.
    05-24-2014 07:57 AM
  7. ca_guri's Avatar
    Yes we can but only 2..i have side loaded modern combat 4 and subway surfers on my Lumia 520
    The apps you are talking about are modified and cracked apps which are made compatible for 512 rams. You can't simply use/download the apps from store which require 1gb ram.
    colinkiama and xandros9 like this.
    05-24-2014 08:04 AM
  8. colinkiama's Avatar
    Just go for Lumia 920/820... About 100 more? 1GB ram etc.
    I thought the new motto for Windows phone was 'uncomprimised performance' I don't believe we should spend 100 more to buy more games. Doesn't the developer know that 66% of people use 512 mb devices?
    05-24-2014 11:01 AM
  9. Asher Ratnam's Avatar
    We can do it..see here
    05-24-2014 11:05 AM
  10. Westarmy's Avatar
    I thought the new motto for Windows phone was 'uncomprimised performance' I don't believe we should spend 100 more to buy more games. Doesn't the developer know that 66% of people use 512 mb devices?
    True, can't argue there. I am confused why such games require 1GB ram?
    Where by on android some can run on devices with 512MB... Cue the lag!

    But I remember reading an article about how the quad-core, octo-core, 3GB ram in phones are quite a gimmick. They say that if the developer was efficient enough then some apps can run fluently without the need guzzling down the battery
    05-24-2014 01:03 PM
  11. colinkiama's Avatar
    True, can't argue there. I am confused why such games require 1GB ram?
    Where by on android some can run on devices with 512MB... Cue the lag!

    But I remember reading an article about how the quad-core, octo-core, 3GB ram in phones are quite a gimmick. They say that if the developer was efficient enough then some apps can run fluently without the need guzzling down the battery
    Yeah, even on my iPad 2 with 512mb ram, subway surfers runs flawlessly.
    05-24-2014 01:15 PM
  12. Westarmy's Avatar
    Yeah, even on my iPad 2 with 512mb ram, subway surfers runs flawlessly.
    Sounds like the PS3 and Xbox issue in the iOS, Android and Windows Phone ports. I think developers are being really lazy and just porting them.
    05-24-2014 04:41 PM
  13. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    True, can't argue there. I am confused why such games require 1GB ram?
    Where by on android some can run on devices with 512MB... Cue the lag!

    But I remember reading an article about how the quad-core, octo-core, 3GB ram in phones are quite a gimmick. They say that if the developer was efficient enough then some apps can run fluently without the need guzzling down the battery
    Because wp gives more RAM to the system than in android which gives a lot of it to the apps,, that's why wp is always smooth while Android is mostly laggy depending on the skin.

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    05-24-2014 05:34 PM
  14. colinkiama's Avatar
    Because wp gives more RAM to the system than in android which gives a lot of it to the apps,, that's why wp is always smooth while Android is mostly laggy depending on the skin.

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    Then explain why the cracked version of 1gb ram games run well on 512mb ram
    05-24-2014 06:28 PM
  15. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    Then explain why the cracked version of 1gb ram games run well on 512mb ram
    Maybe they make the game take less RAM, and they don't run that smooth compared to 1GB devices

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    05-25-2014 01:08 AM
  16. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    Maybe they make the game take less RAM, and they don't run that smooth compared to 1GB devices

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    True. It's all about ram allocation, if the app requires more ram, it takes memory from other resources such as processes going to the background when the app is launched. This is why people with 512mb phones are seeing longer loading screens. But obviously if there is not enough memory it should just crash.
    05-25-2014 08:20 AM
  17. colinkiama's Avatar
    Maybe they make the game take less RAM, and they don't run that smooth compared to 1GB devices

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    Just watch.
    TechAbstract likes this.
    05-25-2014 02:21 PM
  18. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar

    Just watch.
    OMG that's awesome !! For this I don't know :/ I read the RAM thing in many places so that's what I thought !!

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    05-25-2014 04:43 PM

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