Official Hardware Requirements and Anti-Epilepsy Protection for IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

By on March 25, 2011

Ubisoft announced the official requirements of their latest flight sim, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover. Although they seem pretty reasonable, 1C: Maddox Games implemented some drastic features for anti-epilepsy protection which are affecting FPS and killing SLI support. This was a stop-gap measure to make sure the game gets released. As it was explained by a member of 1C: Maddox Games, everything in their game causes seizures – gunfire, explosions, fire, sun passing behind canopy framework, etc. Basically flight sims are an epileptic’s nightmare but the teams is commited to improve the framerate and perhaps address individual issues individually as opposed to applying a single rough post-effect filter.

PC Requirements

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows® 7 / Vista SP2 / Windows XP SP3
PROCESSOR: Pentium® Dual-Core 2.0GHz or Athlon™ X2 3800+
(Intel Core i5 2.66GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 2.6GHz recommended)
RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
VIDEO CARD: DirectX® 9.0c compliant, 512Mb Video Card (1GB DirectX® 10 recommended) – See supported List*
DIRECT X®: DirectX® 9.0c or DirectX® 10 (included on disc)
SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c compatible
PERIPHERALS: Mouse, keyboard (joystick with throttle and rudder control recommended)
MULTIPLAY: Broadband connection with 128 kbps upstream or faster

ATI® 4850/4870/5830/5850/5770/5870/6870/6950/6970
NVidia®: 8800/9800/250/260/275/285/460/465/470/480

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