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Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support

Call of Duty Forum offers minimum system specifications for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, revealing the upcoming first-person shooter sequel will not support Windows XP (thanks Destructoid/GameSpy). Word is: "Since we upgraded the engine to use DirectX11, Windows XP is no longer supported. It requires Windows Vista or later." They also outline PC-specific enhancements: "Black Ops II PC features enhanced lighting, shadows, antialiasing, bloom, depth of field, ambient occlusion, and other enhanced effects that are still in the works. And the game can run at higher resolutions and higher framerates on the PC." Here are the specifications:

OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB

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25. Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. Sep 4, 2012, 21:08 hb3d
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 20:56:
Messing around with VMWare is already a hassle. Especially considering the terrible 3d performance you get with them old games...
VMware Workstation version 7, 8, and 9's performance with games is excellent especially if you have decent hardware. I have even run Unreal Engine 3 games under my VMware Windows XP VM, and they are playable. The only real limitation is that it doesn't support Direct3D10 or 11 which isn't a problem for XP VM's since XP doesn't support those either.

I have not tried Windows 8's consumer version of HyperV, but VMware Workstation v7/8/9 or Player v4/5 is the only virtualization software I know of that provides both hardware Direct3D and OpenGL capability and decent performance. Windows 7's "XP compatibility mode" is nothing but Virtual PC and as such is useless for games since it lacks hardware 3D support. VirtualBox has experimental hardware 3D support, but it's buggy and slow.

This comment was edited on Sep 4, 2012, 21:27.
 
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  1. Sep 4, 15:37 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Viper114
  3. Sep 4, 15:56  Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Mastaba
  4. Sep 4, 16:16   Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support elefunk
  5. Sep 4, 16:19   Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support TheEmissary
  6. Sep 4, 16:25    Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Flatline
  9. Sep 4, 17:27     Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Trevellian
  10. Sep 4, 17:44      Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support killer_roach
  13. Sep 4, 18:10     Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support nin
  14. Sep 4, 18:16      Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Beelzebud
  15. Sep 4, 18:58       Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Wookiestick
  18. Sep 4, 19:29     Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. hb3d
  21. Sep 4, 20:16      Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. eRe4s3r
  22. Sep 4, 20:22       Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. Bill Borre
  23. Sep 4, 20:43       Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. hb3d
  24. Sep 4, 20:56        Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. eRe4s3r
>> 25. Sep 4, 21:08         Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. hb3d
  26. Sep 4, 22:02          Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. Tigger
  27. Sep 5, 06:09           Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! hb3d
  28. Sep 5, 08:09            Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Tigger
  29. Sep 5, 09:20             Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! hb3d
  30. Sep 5, 14:39              Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Tigger
  31. Sep 5, 19:29               Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! hb3d
  32. Sep 6, 14:13                Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Tigger
  33. Sep 7, 11:37                 Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! hb3d
  34. Sep 7, 13:13                  Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Tigger
  2. Sep 4, 15:53 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Bet
  7. Sep 4, 16:35 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support NegaDeath
  8. Sep 4, 16:48  Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Bet
  11. Sep 4, 17:47 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support DangerDog
  12. Sep 4, 18:03 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support ChopperDan
  16. Sep 4, 19:02 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support NegaDeath
  17. Sep 4, 19:05 No XP support means no Linux support with WINE. hb3d
  19. Sep 4, 19:45  Re: No XP support means no Linux support with WINE. DangerDog
  20. Sep 4, 19:52 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Rea1One


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