Prior to Installing

System Requirements

Entropia Universe requires a fairly good Internet (broadband) connection for optimum playing. However, it is still possible to play via dial up or ISDN lines, the trade-off being that resultant game play will be affected by a very high latency. Therefore, it is worth at least having a 512Kbps DSL/Cable/T1 low-latency connection for a playable experience.If Entropia Universe is played on a connection having speed less than 512Kbps then you will experience problems, even with all the graphics setting set to low, like your avatar might take much time to move or you might lose connection occasionally.

Operating Systems compatibility

Currently only the Windows platform is supported, thus rendering users of Linux/Unix, Mac, DOS, and other operating systems unable to play Entropia Universe. This is heavily based on the fact that the underlying graphics/game engine that the game uses is reliant on DirectX, which is a Microsoft proprietary driver platform. This said, some people have still been successful in getting Entropia Universe to work under Linux using WINE, however this is not supported by Mindark and has not been fully and thoroughly tested.

Pre-VU 10 - EU Client's System Check

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Pre-VU 10 – EU Client’s System Check

System Requirements Based on Graphics Quality Settings

In the Options-Graphics window in Entropia Universe you can adjust the settings for the General Graphics Quality. This will influence the realism of the graphics but also performance. Below are the system requirements for each Graphics Quality option.

Very High Settings

Internet Connection: ADSL or better

Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista

Do you use Vista and have download or installation issues?

Right click on the client software icon Select ‘Run as administrator’ option or Windows 7

Computer Processor: Intel I7 / AMD Phenom II

Computer Memory: 4096 MB RAM or more

Graphics Card (with latest drivers): NVIDIA GeForce 285 / ATI Radeon 4870 or better

DirectX: Version 9.0c or later

Sound Device: Direct X compatible sound device

Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels

Hard Drive Space: 10 GB of free space

High Settings

Internet Connection: ADSL or better

Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista

Do you use Vista and have download or installation issues?

Right click on the client software icon Select ‘Run as administrator’ option or Windows 7

Computer Processor: Intel Core duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Series or better

Computer Memory: 2048 MB RAM or more

Graphics Card (with latest drivers): NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Series or better / ATI Radeon 2900 series or better.

DirectX: Version 9.0c or later

Sound Device: Direct X compatible sound device

Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels

Hard Drive Space: 10 GB of free space

Medium Settings

These requirements should be considered the minimum system requirements for Entropia Universe:

Internet Connection: ADSL or better

Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista

Do you use Vista and have download or installation issues?

Right click on the client software icon Select ‘Run as administrator’ option or Windows 7

Computer Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.8g hz or AMD Athlon 64 Series or better

Computer Memory: 2048 MB RAM or more

Graphics Card (with latest drivers): NVIDIA GeForce 7800 Series or better / ATI Radeon 1900 series or better.

DirectX: Version 9.0c or later

Sound Device: Direct X compatible sound device

Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels

Hard Drive Space: 10 GB of free space

Low Settings

If your system falls below the Medium Settings requirement you may still be able to participate in Entropia Universe, but your visual experience will be hampered. If you use Medium Settings on a system below Medium Settings requirements, you may suffer from low frame rate. If you use Low Settings, there may be artifacts such as white texture-less avatars, no ground vegetation, short draw distance and no shadows.

Please note that support is not given on technical issues deriving from a computer that only handles the Low Settings.

Special Notes

SLI and Crossfire are supported.

Please ensure that you have the appropriate SLI/Crossfire drivers for your operating system.
N.B. As the Entropia Universe is under continual development, system requirements may change over time. Please check the client loader for the latest information.