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No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2

A post on GamingBolt.com has system requirements for Just Cause 2, revealing this is a DirectX 10 game with no DirectX 9 support, meaning the action shooter sequel will not be playable on Windows XP (thanks nin). On a related note, a new video trailer is now available, showing a Just Cause 2 game of chicken between a fire truck and a passenger jet, and on a semi-related note, Avalanche announces they've acquired the rights to The Hunter, the online hunting game for which they developed the game engine. The Just Cause 2 system specs follow.

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)

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30. Re: Windows 7 and DirectX 10 are overrated. Feb 23, 2010, 16:04 Verno
 
Tesselization is already a very compelling reason for developers, the trouble is that the consumer wants to see shiny new graphical things. Windows 7 has many refinements that make it a worthwhile upgrade as an operating system overall and it certainly doesn't hurt gaming in most cases.

http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/information/windows-xp-vs-vista-vs-7/

Putting a new skin on XP and calling it Vista (while breaking compatibility and running shit slower) isn't what I call a "generation" leap. I can do that with XP all day long.

Kind of a strange post. You want speed but you also want compatibility. Going forward Microsoft is going to eventually need to gut a lot of the compatibility(mostly legacy) code it's been using for a long time because it slows things down from a development and performance perspective. Some of those tests in those benchmarks are somewhat questionable as well. Do people really care their video encoder is 1.06 seconds slower on Vista than XP? 800 3dmarks makes such a big difference? It's also ignoring driver maturity problems. XP drivers at this point are going to be very robust compared to Windows 7 drivers which will do nothing but get better over time.

As an example, I highly doubt SSD drives on XP will be reaching Windows 7 levels next year due to Windows 7 having native optimizations(Trim and specific automatic OS toggles). SSDs are kind of expensive and almost a fringe thing now but the dollar to GB ratio just keeps dropping. The point being, technology keeps moving forward, you can't make it stop. Eventually you will upgrade your hardware and operating system. Alternatively you will tire of this and buy a console to play games. What you won't be able to do is use Windows XP forever.

This comment was edited on Feb 23, 2010, 16:12.
 
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