The minimum system requirements for Dungeon Siege II

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INTRODUCTION

This article lists the minimum system requirements to run Microsoft Dungeon Siege II. Additionally, this article discusses the graphics hardware that is supported or unsupported in Dungeon Siege II.

More information

You can use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to look up the system information. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type dxdiag in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. On the System tab, view the processor and memory details of your computer.
  3. Click the Display tab. In the Device section, note the name of the video card and its Approx. Total Memory.
  4. Click Exit.

Minimum system requirements for Dungeon Siege II

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).
  • A computer that has a 1 gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor.

    Note If the computer has an ATI Radeon 7000 series or an Intel Extreme Graphics 82845, 82865, or 82915 graphics adaptor installed, the minimum processor speed required is 2.0 GHz.
  • 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM.
  • A hard disk that has at least 4 gigabytes (GB) of available space.
  • A quad-speed or higher CD drive.
  • Sound card, speakers, or headphones are required for audio.
  • A keyboard and a Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • A LAN or Internet connection for online or multiplayer games.
  • DirectX 9.0c. Included in the game CD.
  • A supported graphics adaptor that has at least 32 MB of memory.
Note For more information about supported graphics hardware for Dungeon Siege II, see the "Supported graphics hardware" section.

Supported graphics hardware

To play Dungeon Siege II, your graphics hardware must have access to a minimum of 32 MB of memory. Additionally, your hardware must pass a system check when you start the game. If you receive the following error message, your graphics hardware did not pass the system check, and it is not supported by Dungeon Siege II:
Your hardware configuration is below minimum specification for Dungeon Siege II and may not run the game optimally. This is most likely because:

1) Your video hardware does not have enough memory (32MB or better).
2) Your video chipset has been detected as not supporting the features required by Dungeon Siege II.

Continuing to play may result in graphical glitches or other problems.
If your graphics hardware meets the memory requirement and passes the system check when you start Dungeon Siege II and you still experience a graphics issue, see the following article in Microsoft Knowledge Base:
902423 Known graphics issues in Dungeon Siege II

Unsupported graphics hardware

The following graphics adaptors, chips, and chip sets are not supported by Dungeon Siege II.

Note The following list is organized by manufacturer.
  • 3dfx
    • Rush
    • Voodoo series
  • 3DLabs
    • Permedia series
    • GLiNT series
  • ATI
    • Mach series
    • Rage series
  • Intel
    • i700/i800 series
  • Matrox
    • Millennium/Mystique series
    • G series
  • Number Nine
    • Revolution series
  • nVidia
    • Riva/TNT series
  • Rendition
    • Verite series
  • S3
    • Virge series
    • Savage series
    • Twister series
  • SiS
    • Integrated
  • ST
    • Kyro
  • STB
    • VideoRage
  • Trident
    • Blade series
  • VIA
    • Integrated
  • VideoLogic
    • PowerVR series
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

References

For information about your hardware manufacturer, visit the following Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendors/en-us
Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

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Article ID: 902424 - Last Review: March 25, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege II
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