I noticed that over at tron20.net, the System Requirements for
have changed. Here's what they read now.
Operating System: Windows® 98/Me/2000*/XP*
CPU: Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon 500Mhz
Memory: 128MB RAM (256MB for Windows XP)
Video System: 32MB Direct3D-compatible video card with Hardware T&L, 32-bit color, DirectX 9 compatible driver
Minimum: GeForce2 video card or comparable video card with T&L
Recommended: GeForceFX graphics cards from NVIDIA
Hard Disk Space: 2.23MB free Hard Drive Space for installation
Additional hard drive space for a Windows swap file and saved game files.
CD-ROM: 4X CD-ROM
Audio System: 16-bit DirectX 9-compatible sound card
Internet: (2-16 players) 56k modem, DSL, Cable Modem for Multiplayer Disc Arenas gameplay
Network (1- 8 players) LAN TCP/IP compliant network for Multiplayer Light Cycle gameplay
DirectX™ 9 (included)
From what I remember of the specs from before:
Processor speed dropped from 1 Ghz to 500 MHz
Memory dropped from 256 MB to 128 MB minimum
Video card recommendation has been upgraded to GeForce FX or similar
Hard disk space has increased a little (I think they meant GB, not MB!)
DirectX 9 is now the API used
Lightcycle racing over LAN emphasized now, it was downplayed before
Hmm, well I'm sure the game will run on these minimum specs . . . but I wouldn't want to try it, myself.
Now, what's this about DirectX 9? As much as I love to see improved graphics, I kind of hope the game only uses DirectX 8.1 hardware shaders.
I figure they went to DirectX 9 for other reasons. Or, more like I hope. Otherwise, I'll have to upgrade my video card again.
Oh yeah, and there's a spelling mistake on the front page. "Rebecca Romijn-Stamos revs up the Tron 2.0 Game _Gridas_".