Minimum Configuration

  • DirectX 9.0c-compliant 64 MB 3D video card with hardware T&L and pixel shader
  • support
  • Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP operating system
  • 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 500 MB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files
  • DirectX 9.0c (included)
  • DirectX-compatible sound card and speakers or headphones
  • 4X CD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft-compatible mouse, keyboard
  • Broadband/LAN, DSL or faster Internet connection for online play


  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • ATI Radeon 9600 or Nvidia GeForce 5700 DirectX 9.0c compliant 128 MB 3D
  • video card with hardware T&L and pixel shader support or equivalent
  • 2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM or more
  • 24X or faster CD-ROM drive
  • For Dedicated Multiplayer Server: Broadband connection for 12 player maximum,
  • T1 connection for 24 player maximum.

The following 32MB or greater 3D accelerators are not fully supported and do not work properly with the game:

  • Nvidia MX series These older cards yield a frame rate that is often below 10 frames per second even at the lowest video settings. It has no support for pixel shaders.
  • Nvidia Quadro series
  • Matrox Parhelia cards: Video Logic PowerVR Neon 250
  • S3 Savage 2000 cards: Diamond Viper II
  • S3 Savage 4 cards: Diamond Stealth III S540, Diamond Stealth III S540 Extreme
  • SiS Sabre cards

The following sound card isn't supported:

  • Ensoniq SoundScape PNP

The following sound cards have known problems:

  • Diamond Monster Sound MX 400 Requires turning off "DirectSound Acceleration" in the driver. See the detailed explanation under "Troubleshooting."
  • Creative Labs Audigy Currently hardware acceleration for this card does not work correctly. The latest version of the Audigy2 drivers ( cause several serious audio issues (extreme panning, sounds cut out abruptly)