I just read it on the SF2NA page:WARNING: This game does not work on Windows XP or on DX9-class video cards! You must have Windows Vista or later, and a DX10-class video card (nVidia GeForce 8-series or better, or AMD HD2000 or better)
Wanted to play it soooo bad....
I'll be interested to see if it actually
doesn't work with either XP and/or Pre-DX9 cards, or if TK just doesn't feel like supporting those anymore. IIRC,the current XP/DX10 situation is that XP DOES support DX10 cards (as in, they won't explode when you load the drivers), and kinda-sorta-maybe-sometimes works with DX10. Sounds like something someone developing on the DX10 environment doesn't really want to muck around with on the support side. Wouldn't surprise me if NA does run on XP,albeit not perfectly.
A risky move for TK though.
the SF series has always been more accessible based on it's lighter system reqs versus heavy hitters like DCS, FSX, and RoF.
If TK decides to cut those with older hardware out of the loop, he might be lobbing off a larger audience than he realizes.
Then again, DX 10 cards have
been around a while (we're talking' 6 years people!). Now is as good a time as any to plunk a $100 down an AMD 6770
Personally, none of this changes my buying choice any, but an interesting topic no less.
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