This isn’t a technology blog, though it IS a bit of a gamer blog, so, there.
Fallout 4 IS indeed playable without a dedicated graphics card if your computer (like mine) has a intel I-7 “Haswell” card. Specifically, I have a late 2014 13′ Macbook pro running Boot Camp. (Windows for games, Mac for work is the general breakdown.)
It didn’t work at first- I apparently needed the Intel graphics drivers released (August?) 2015.
I found them via: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect
I’m posting this about 8 hours of gameplay- full screen, ‘low’ settings and perfectly playable and no crashes.
It’s a great exploration game, though the town building on a PC is REALLY clunky. Seriously, someone needs to mod that so the Post-Apocolapse ‘Sims’ is easier and much much faster. It’s cool that it’s in the game, though definitely works much better for a console control scheme. (
I my wife has it for the Xbox One, and I’ve logged about 6 hours on the console before I figured out my drivers needed an update).
Of course, this will be sending my productivity plummeting the next couple of weeks :/. Though that’s a different problem all together.