What amount of video memory should I take as a limit to consider so my fps game can be playable on budget gaming computers too?
I am developing it on a laptop with 840m, which according to this page (http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-840M.105681.0.html
) has a max amount of memory of 4096 MB and 2 GB of DDR3 memory. I take it that 2 gb is the video memory right? When I check d3d_texfree on startup of my game it says 4095 mb, it this 2 gb from the card plus 2 gb that windows creates?
Am I correct to assume that most budget gamers will have a video card with the same amount of video memory or more?