Just Cause 2 will not support Windows XP

Posted By | On 19th, Feb. 2010 Under Industry News


The system requirements for Just Cause 2 have just come in, and it looks like trusty old Windows XP won’t run it.

Here are the full system requirements;

Minimum:

– Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7 (Windows XP is unsupported)
– Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Athlon 64 X2 4200 / Pentium D 3GHz)
– Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8800 Series / ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro with 256MB memory or equivalent DX10 card with 256MB memory
– Memory: 2GB RAM
– DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 10
– Hard Drive: 10GB of free drive space
– Optical Drive: DVD-ROM drive
– Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible sound card
– Internet Connection: Internet connection required for product activation
– Input: Keyboard and mouse (Microsoft Xbox 360 controller optional)

Recommended:

– Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7 (Windows XP is unsupported)
– Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz or AMD Phenom X3 2.4GHz
– Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 Series with 512MB / ATI Radeon HD 5750 Series with 512MB or equivalent DX10 card with 512MB memory
– Memory: 3GB
– DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 10.1 with Vista SP1
– Hard Drive: 10GB of free drive space
– Optical Drive: DVD-ROM drive
– Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 sound card
– Internet Connection: Internet connection required for product activation
– Input: Keyboard and mouse (Xbox 360 controller optional)

This is bad news for many, as a Steam survey conducted last month showed that 42% of Steam users still use XP.

We can also see here that the game will run on Dx10, apparently with no option for Dx9.

Just Cause 2 releases on the 23rd March for the 360, PS3 and PC.


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  • Harrier

    You can get Direct 10 X to run on XP, gamers know how to do it. XP is a nice system and certainly better than Vista. It is a strange they would release such a statement.

  • Nardix

    I don’t believe this.

    My computer is 3 years old, but it has better hardware than the computer that a friend of mine has. Which is 2 months old.

  • god

    xp is ok 🙂
    but windows 7 is awsome 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • CcSsNET

    jake: actually it doesnt run with the winxp dx10 hack. i just tried that right now then googled the words ” just cause 2 winxp hacks” and found this site and comments area…. it certainly is microsoft being the scam artist that they are. FUCK YOU MICROSOFT.

  • Sarrel

    FUCK MSFT! I won’t buy this game and Win7 too!!!!!

  • Dawwe

    Everyone who says that the DirectX for XP works with Just Cause 2 lies, it doesn’t. It still says “You need a newer version of Windows” or something like that. Let’s just hope that in the future someone will come up with a fix or a patch or something for this game to get it working on XP.

  • Leatra

    XP isn’t the one thats having problem with games like the saboteur. No windows 7 for me until they make it stable enough for gamers. If you really want to play this game you will have to deal with crash to desktops.

  • I was highly surprised when I had seen this.
    I totally agree Windows 7 is a great Operating system and I plan to upgrade as soon as possible, but since windows 7 has no plain upgrade feature and only clean install. I don’t want to spend an entire day installing 7, then reinstalling all the games I just had to wipe clean because of it.
    Let alone alot of photos and videos I’d hate to lose are on here as well.
    *I know i can backup but thats like another 24 hours of work >_>*

    My best bet would be to buy a new Harddrive and have a dual boot system, but still seeing how all the other top new games that have just come out can still support Windows XP, I think they should have made the few minor tweaks to fix that. It would increase their sells beyond what they would probably expect.

  • Musser64

    it was like this with Halo 2, and it was a pain but easy to get working.


 

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