Just Cause 2 won't run on XP

Written by Joe Martin

February 24, 2010 // 11:01 a.m.

Tags: #directx-10 #eidos #jc2 #just-cause-2 #just-cause-2-wont-run-on-xp #system-requirements #windows #xp

Eidos has made a brave announcement today, revealing the system requirements for upcoming sandbox shooter sequel Just Cause 2 and declaring it a DirectX 10 only game. It won't run on Windows XP regardless of how spiffy your hardware is, in other words.

The minimum requirements reveal that the game will need at least a Geforce 8800 or Radeon HD 2600 Pro to run, or an equivalent DX10 card with 256MB of video memory.

DRM-watchers will also want to know that you'll need an active internet connection to register the game after installation.

While the lack of support for Windows XP is unlikely to worry most bit-tech.net readers (what with the tech-savvy ways and spiffy hardware), it's still going to be a big problem for the majority of PC gamers. A quick glance at the latest Steam hardware survey reveals that Windows XP is still the OS of choice for the majority - 42.15 percent of Steam users, to be exact.

Check out the minimum and recommended system requirements below, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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)

Discuss in the forums.

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