Due to the 3D Simulation nature of the program, the most important piece of hardware for this program is your video card. We only officially support video cards from Nvidia and ATI and the Intel HD 3000 or better. We recommend that your video card be at least one of the DirectX 10 or higher cards from these companies, but the program will work on some older cards. The best way to find out if it will work is to download the platform for free and try it out. The official system requirements are below.
Operating System = Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows7 / Mac OSX 10.6 / Mac OSX 10.7
Processor = 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
Memory = 1GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RRAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Hard Drive Space = 1GB
DVD ROM = 1x Speed
Input = Keyboard / Mouse
One free USB port
Video Card = 512MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)
Supported Video Card Chipsets: NVIDIA Geforce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater.*
* Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD 4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported.