Force Unleashed PC requires “3D Hardware Accelerator Card”

Friday, 23 October 2009 19:43 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Lucas released the minimum system specs for the PC version of The Force Unleashed tonight, bringing the shock news that the game requires a graphics card to be playable.

That’s as funny as this story’s ever going to be. Full thing after the break. Via BigDownload and Joystiq.

Minimum System Requirements

* Operating System: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2. Windows 7
* CPU Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
* Memory: 2 GB RAM
* Hard Disk Space: 23.8 GB + 1 GB Swap File
* Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
* Video Card: 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required – 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 256 MB Video Memory with Shader 3.0 support
* Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2900
* Video Card (Nvidia): Geforce 8800
* Media Required: 8X DVD-ROM drive
* Windows XP/Vista compatible mouse and keyboard or Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller

This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT.

Recommended System Requirements

* Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 5200+
* 512 MB 3D Hardware Accelerator Card
* Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 4870
* Video Card (Nvidia): Geforce 9800 GT
* Memory: 2 GB RAM

NOTICE: Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX compatibility.

Supported Desktop Chipsets

* ATI RADEON HD 2900, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870
* NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800, 9600, 9800, 260, 280

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives.