Force Unleashed PC requires “3D Hardware Accelerator Card”

Friday, 23rd 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.



  1. freedoms_stain

    Why bother?

    Unless they’ve given it a major overhaul we’ve seen what console gamers thought of it, and it was a resounding “meh”

    #1 5 years ago
  2. loki

    Boring PC sucks

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DarkElfa

    I had no idea they were working on a PC version of unleashed.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    I find it funny that $300 pc can run that game, there is no need for a $5000 dallor pc.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Santa Clause

    Hey BDH, you’re wanted here.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    I find it even more funny that you can get a console and the game for under 300$ and have played it LAST YEAR.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Kalain

    Hmm.. by those specs I would say that they are either:

    A: unable to optimise the code, or unwilling to do so, so that they can then turn round in the future and say ‘Hey, it takes more to make a PC game than a console game’

    B: They really don’t know how to spec and will turn around in the future and say ‘Hey, you need this spec of PC to be able to play a game which is comparable to a console game’

    Either way, those are rediculous specs for a game, not even Empire Total War or Crysis had those crazy specs.

    #7 5 years ago

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