Steel Beasts Professional Personal Edition (PE) requires an IBM compatible PC (x86 or x64) with the following minimum configuration: (Recommended specs are in parentheses.)
2.5 (3.5) GHz CPU (Multiple Cores Recommended)
2 (4) GB RAM
256 (1024) MB dedicated video RAM, Nvidia GeForce 5+ Class (DirectX9 compatible card (with Shader Model 3.0 or higher)) or
256 (1024) MB dedicated video RAM, ATI Radeon 9600+ (DirectX9 compatible card (with Shader Model 3.0 or higher))
Some users have reported success with more recent Intel graphics chipsets (GMA X4500+), however, they have not been tested and are not specifically supported.
3 (5) GB available hard disk space
Free USB port for CodeMeter stick
Microsoft Windows XP SP3+ / Vista / 7 / 8 (Steel Beasts will NOT run on Windows NT.)
Microsoft DirectX version 9.0c (or better) installed. Vista/7/8 users must install DirectX 9.0c in parallel to DirectX 10/11, which comes standard with these operating systems.
For better playing experience, a joystick is recommended. Network game sessions obviously require an internet connection or TCP/IP based local area network. Permanent licenses for Steel Beasts Professional PE rely on a hardware device (a USB CodeMeter stick) for software protection (part of shipment). For this a free USB port is required. Time-based licenses for Steel Beasts Pro PE may be installed without a CodeMeter stick.