This article contains a list of the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Rise of Nations.
The minimum system requirements for Rise of Nations are:
One of the following Microsoft operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
A 500 megahertz (MHz) Processor.
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM.
16-MB 3D Video Card.
800 MB of hard disk space.
Audio card with speakers or headphones.
A modem that supports 56 kilobytes (Kb) per second or better Internet connection for multiplayer or online games.
Note These are the minimum system requirements that a computer must have to run Rise of Nations. Performance may be increased on computers that exceed these requirements.
Supported video hardware
Rise of Nations requires a minimum of 16 MB of memory for video display. Additionally, Rise of Nations must pass a system check when you start the game. When Rise of Nations passes the system check, you do not receive the following error message:
This video card is not supported for use with Rise of Nations.
Rise of Nations is expected to work with video hardware that is classified as "supported." If your video hardware is not classified as "supported," you may experience issues when you try to play Rise of Nations. If you experience issues with your video hardware when you try to play Rise of Nations, contact Microsoft Help and Support. To do this, see the "Unsupported video hardware" section.
Unsupported video hardware
The following is a list of video hardware that was known to be unsupported at the time that Microsoft Rise of Nations: Gold Edition was released.
Trio 64 Plus
Trio 64 DX
Savage 3D S3
Savage 3D S4
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.