README file 09/12/2009 Version 1.0
Part 1: Things You Should Know
Please read through the DirectX section of this document. This section has information that is vital to successfully running Just Cause 2 on your system.
This game is optimised for Microsoft's DirectX 10. In order for you to play the game, you must have DirectX 10 compliant drivers foryour video card and sound card. Please note that although DirectX 10 is installed with the game, your video and sound card drivers will not be upgraded to DirectX 10 drivers.
You will need to obtain the latest DirectX 10 drivers from the manufacturer or PC supplier. These drivers cannot be supplied by Square Enix.
1.2 Memory and Performance
While the game will run fine in 2 GB ofRAM, your playing experience will be smoother if you have at least 3 GB RAM
Regardless of how much memory you have, you can maximize your available memory and increase the overall performance of the game engine by doing the following:
q Closing any open windows
q Shutting down all other programs, including menu-bar programs like ICQ
q Defragmenting your hard drive
Square Enix recommendsthat you have no other programs running at all while playing Just Cause 2. Other programs, including system utilities and screen savers can cause system degradation when playing games and may conflict with the game for system resources, potentially resulting in instability and crashes.
1.3 Known Issues
q Ensure you are running latest drivers from nVidia and ATI.
q If you experience anyissues in game this could be linked to your sound card, try reducing the hardware acceleration option within the DXDIAG tool – To Run DXDIAG see the `Technical support section` below, once loaded select the SOUND tab and move the slider option (Hardware Sound Acceleration) to the left.
Avalanche Studios and Square Enix are committed to providing customer support for our games on a continuingbasis. In that spirit, there may be a patch for Just Cause 2 forthcoming; visit the Square Enix website for more information.
We are committed to bringing you the best game experience possible therefore its likely that we will keep your version up to date with patch downloads from time to time. Your game will automatically update to the latest version throughSteam.
Part 2: Technical Issues
2.1 Installation & Set-up
Please Note: Internet connection: Internet connection required for product activation
The minimum system requirements are as follows:
Microsoft Windows Vista (Windows XP is unsupported)
Microsoft DirectX 10
Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Athlon 64 X2 4200 / Pentium D 3GHz)
DX10 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory
(Nvidia GeForce 8800 series/ ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro)
100% DirectX 10 compatible sound card
Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
10GB of free drive space
Keyboard and Mouse.
The recommended system requirements are as follows:
Microsoft Windows VistaSP1 or Windows 7
Microsoft DirectX 10.1
Intel Core® 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 2.4GHz or equivalent
3GB system Memory
DX10 compatible graphics card with 512 MB of memory
(Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 series/ ATI Radeon HD 5750 series)
100% DirectX 10 compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 sound card
8 Speed DVD-ROM drive
10GB of freedrive space
Keyboard and Mouse. (Microsoft Xbox360 controller supported)
CPUs supporting SSE3
Athlon 64 Revision E/F/G : 2005-2008 : SSE SSE2 SSE3
Phenom : 2007 – 2008 : SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSE4a (not SSE4. 1/4.2)
Phenom II : 2009 – : SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSE4a (not SSE4. 1/4.2)
Graphic Cards supported
ATI Radeon HD 2400, 2600, 2900GT
ATI Radeon HD 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,...