Min System requirements

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Min System requirements

#1 Post by ghealy » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:37 am

Have searched without success. Is therr a min System requirement to run FO on a Windows notebook?

Am I correct in stating one must eith be running a Windows machine Or a Linux box? There is not a version that would run on android.

Should FO run properly on a Windows 10 Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD with a10 screen?

TIA.

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Re: Min System requirements

#2 Post by Geoff the Medio » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:52 am

ghealy wrote:Is therr a min System requirement to run FO on a Windows notebook?
There is no carefully maintained / test-based official minimum, other than (as far as I know) at least WinXP with OpenGL 2.0 support. Turn processing time and UI responsiveness will be better on better systems, particularly for larger galaxies and with more rendering options enabled.
Am I correct in stating one must eith be running a Windows machine Or a Linux box?
Also OSX and some Linux-like operating systems, possibly including BSD and Chrome.
eg.: http://www.freeorion.org/forum/viewtopi ... 28&t=10336
There is not a version that would run on android.
No: http://www.freeorion.org/forum/viewtopi ... 227#p78227
Should FO run properly on a Windows 10 Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD with a10 screen?
Not sure what an "a10" screen is, but it likely depends more on the graphics chip / card than the monitor specs. "Celeren CPU" is very non-specific, but FreeOrion can be CPU limited for some things, so that might limit in-game performance.

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Re: Min System requirements

#3 Post by ghealy » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:13 pm

Thanks, Geof. Appreciate the feedback.

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Re: Min System requirements

#4 Post by Vezzra » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:09 pm


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Re: Min System requirements

#5 Post by ghealy » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:02 pm

Thanks a lot. Of particular are the video requirements re: OpenGL 2.0 or greater.

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