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Mass Effect 2 system requirements revealed

Mass Effect 2 system requirements revealed

Mass Effect 2 will have the same copy protection system as Dragon Age: Origins - a simple disc check.

Bioware and Electronic Arts have unveiled the hardware requirements for the PC version of Mass Effect 2, which is due out on January 26 for the PC and Xbox 360.

The DRM situation has also been fully explained, with Mass Effect 2 using the same system as Dragon Age: Online - a simple disc check with no online authentication. Bioware explains that digital retailers will use their own copy-protection methods possibly, but is presumably planning to use DLC as an incentive for customers to buy legitimate copies, just as it did with Dragon Age.

Minimum System Requirements
Processor: 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
Memory: 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Video Card: 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support).
Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater.
Hard Drive: 15 GB
OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
DVD ROM: 1x Speed
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)
Input: Keyboard / Mouse

Recommended System Requirements
Processor: 2.6+ GHz Core 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended
Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
DirectX: DirectX August 2008
OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7

Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2, reads a corollary to the requirements. Bioware also warns that laptop or mobile versions of the above hardware are not supported. NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements.

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Veles 26th November 2009, 13:06 Quote
Go BioWare, that's a step in the right direction with DRM
Mister_X 26th November 2009, 13:25 Quote
yep seems reasonable
Tokukachi 26th November 2009, 13:32 Quote
What what what... EA are becoming good??

Has Hell Frozen over? Or did Activision Make a better deal with the devil?

EA just need to get there support/patches system in places properly rather than abandoning games (Cough BF1943) then they will be on the way to becoming one of the good guys.
Flibblebot 26th November 2009, 13:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Veles
Go BioWare, that's a step in the right direction with DRM
Just to clarify, that's Bioware who are part of EA being sensible about DRM?

I think I just saw a jet-powered pig go past the window...
DaMightyMouse 26th November 2009, 14:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flibblebot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Veles
Go BioWare, that's a step in the right direction with DRM
Just to clarify, that's Bioware who are part of EA being sensible about DRM?

I think I just saw a jet-powered pig go past the window...

Swine Flu?
javaman 26th November 2009, 15:41 Quote
Iml looking forward to this. Loved the 1st game and dragon age wasn't bad either. Got my armour from it and my save game from the 1st =D Hurry up and release dammit!!
Cerberus90 26th November 2009, 15:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neat69
What what what... EA are becoming good??

Has Hell Frozen over? Or did Activision Make a better deal with the devil?

EA just need to get there support/patches system in places properly rather than abandoning games (Cough BF1943) then they will be on the way to becoming one of the good guys.

ahem, BF2 which just recently received a patch.
Although the entire NFS series pre-SHIFT still needs fixing, :D.
Tulatin 26th November 2009, 16:07 Quote
While I love BioWare for this,

but is presumably planning to use DLC as an incentive for customers to buy legitimate copies, just as it did with Dragon Age.

Yeaaaaah. The DLC was pirated something like a week after release.
sear 26th November 2009, 16:08 Quote
Dragon Age: Online, huh?
Mentai 26th November 2009, 18:27 Quote
You have to be online to load saved games that used DLC in Dragon Age (so all of them if you are a legit customer) and there's a disc check. That's still less than ideal in my mind, at least steam gave you some offline time. I'm moving this weekend and hoping for immediate internets, fingers crossed.
Project_Nightmare 26th November 2009, 19:26 Quote
I love the dragon age drm, even when you crack your own game (yes I bought the game) you still get all the online dlc features.
pendragon 26th November 2009, 21:29 Quote
lol "Dragon Age: Online" .. that's a new one ... I'm quite pleased to hear this about the DRM.. as I've boycotted Mass Effect due to hearing the DRM scheme they used.. and I'll definitely be picking up Dragon Age: Origins at some point in the near future :)
steveo_mcg 26th November 2009, 21:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Veles
Go BioWare, that's a step in the right direction with DRM

indeed. Good to see some sense.

@Pendragon, mass effect on steam doesn't have securom only steams drm to deal with.
Anakha 28th November 2009, 05:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neat69
What what what... EA are becoming good??

Has Hell Frozen over? Or did Activision Make a better deal with the devil?

EA just need to get there support/patches system in places properly rather than abandoning games (Cough BF1943) then they will be on the way to becoming one of the good guys.
Actually, BioWare are rather good with their DRM (or lack thereof) - For instance, you can store your NWN, expansion and NWN2 CD-keys on the Bioware site, so you don't have to hunt down the manual and/or case when re-installing. Very handy.
Xtrafresh 29th November 2009, 01:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by sear
Dragon Age: Online, huh?
How the hell did i miss that!
Nice spotting there sear!
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