Mass Effect 2 system requirements revealed; won't come with annoying DRM

Published Date
26 - Nov - 2009
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26 - Nov - 2009
Mass Effect 2 system requirements revealed; won’t come with annoy...
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Well gamers, it looks like Bioware has paid heed to all the criticism it received for the annoying digital-rights management security tools it used for Mass Effect. Apparently, the sequel for the popular action-RPG game will not be coming with any sort of DRM for the PC version of the game, and simply use a normal disc check.
The original Mass Effect had a lot of issues with the restrictive DRM checks it used, and came under heavy flak for the same. In a post on the official forum for the upcoming gaming, community coordinator Chris Priestly note: “The boxed/retail PC version of Mass Effect 2 will use only a basic disk check and it will not require online authentication. This is the same method as Dragon Age: Origins. Digital versions will use the retailer’s protection system.”
Priestly went on to list the system requirements for the game, which is set to be release in January 2010:
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
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
Hard Drive: 15 GB
DVD ROM: 1x Speed
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Direct X: DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)
Input: Keyboard / Mouse
Graphics card: 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support). Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.
Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
Processor: 2.6 GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended
NOTES: For the best results, make sure you have the latest drivers for your video and audio cards. Laptop or mobile versions of the above supported video cards have not had extensive testing and may have driver or other performance issues. As such, they are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.


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