Just Cause 2 Won’t Support WinXP & DX9

By on February 27, 2010

Two still very popular platforms gets the boot in favor for DX10 performance gain.

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The Steam page of Avalanche Studios’ upcoming action adventure, Just Cause 2, offers the official system requirements to run the game. But eager eyes will notice that neither the minimum or the recommended requirements suggest users to have at least DX9 or Windows XP. Yup, rather surprisingly, the developers have decided against to support the two old but still very used platforms.

Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista (Windows XP is unsupported)
Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Athlon 64 X2 4200 / Pentium D 3GHz)
Memory: 2GB System Memory
Hard Drive: 10GB of free drive space
Graphics: DX10 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory (Nvidia GeForce 8800 series/ ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro)
Sound: 100% DirectX 10 compatible sound card
DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 10

Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 2.4GHz or equivalent
Memory: 3GB system Memory
Hard Drive:
Graphics: DX10 compatible graphics card with 512 MB of memory (Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 series/ ATI Radeon HD 5750 series)
Sound: 100% DirectX 10 compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 sound card
DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 10.1

In a statement to Ve3D.net, Square Enix Community Manager Mike Oldman said that the decision to drop DX9 and WinXP support was “because the game has been written to take advantage of the extra performance offered by Direct X10 and sadly Windows XP does not support that application.”


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