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After watching me play, my brother would also like to purchase the game, but he has an older laptop, and cannot be sure that the game will be playable and/or have an acceptable frame rate.

I badly want him to try it, but he (perhaps rightly) can't justify spending the money until he can verify that it would run acceptably.

I bought a digital copy of Diablo III, and consequently wasn't given any Guest Pass keys for him to play the Starter Edition.

What are our options?

I can only think of one: re-download the game on his laptop, and sign in with my account. However, I'd prefer if I avoid this, lest there are any restrictions on number of activations, etc.

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You can do exactly as you suggested: re-download or copy your installation and install it (you don't need any code to do that), it's 100% legal.

You can then log on to your BattleNet account and try to play.

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The following website, Can You Run It, run checks on your computer (video card, cpu, memory, etc) and compares it against the minimum/suggested requirements of a ton of games, including Diablo 3. So far, it has provided me with good quality results.

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

What's most useful is the shaders check which tells you if the game will start or not.

Hope it helps.

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That site 1- doesn't work on Macs, and 2- doesn't factor in integrated GPUs. It marked my base MacBook Pro with Intel HD3000 graphics as unsuitable, but it does work quite well for me –  Redandwhite Jun 5 '12 at 19:29
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Anyone who bought the boxed version also gets 3 trial passes to give to friends. Could get one of them and give it to your friend if you don't want to give him your battle.net credentials. I can give you one if you would like. (Currently at work and don't have it on me but will be home @ 6 PM EST)

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that is the issue. I bought the digital copy, and really want my brother to try it, but I can't consciously give him my details :P I'd be willing to donate a small amount for your troubles. You can contact me here: about.me/simonsc –  Redandwhite Jun 4 '12 at 20:56
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@Redandwhite No donation needed once I get home (in about 1 - 1.5 hours I'll send you an e-mail with the Key in it) –  Halfwarr Jun 4 '12 at 21:02
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@Redandwhite Sent you the key –  Halfwarr Jun 4 '12 at 22:11
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