System Requirements

Steel Beasts Professional Personal Edition (PE)  requires an IBM compatible PC (x64 only!) with the following minimum configuration: (Recommended specs are in parentheses.)

  • 2.5 (3.5) GHz CPU (Multiple Cores Recommended)
  • 8 (32) GB RAM
  • 1024 (4096) MB dedicated video RAM, Nvidia GeForce 5+ Class (DirectX9 compatible card (with Shader Model 3.0 or higher)) or
  • 1024 (4096) MB dedicated video RAM, ATI Radeon 9600+ (DirectX9 compatible card (with Shader Model 3.0 or higher))
  • Sound card
  • Some users have reported success with more recent Intel graphics chipsets (GMA X4500+), however, they have not been tested and are not specifically supported.
  • 7 (15) GB available hard disk space
  • Free USB port for CodeMeter stick
  • Mouse
  • DVD drive
  • Microsoft Windows 7 /  8  / 10 (all in 64-Bit version only!)
  • Microsoft DirectX version 9.0c (or better) installed. 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.

 

The classroom version of Steel Beasts Professional requires better hardware in order to support complex and large terrain databases generated by 3rd party solutions like TerraTools or Re-Lion Builder. To support planned features of software upgrades within the next two years an IBM compatible 64 bit PC (x64) is required with the following minimum configuration: (Recommended specs are in parentheses.)

  • 3.0 (4.0) GHz CPU (four or more cores recommended)
  • 8 (32) GB RAM
  • 2048 (4096) MB, Nvidia GeForce GTX 760+ Class (DirectX 11.0 compatible card (with Shader Model 3.0 or higher)) or
  • 2048 (4096) MB, ATI Radeon HD R9 270+ (DirectX 11.0 compatible card (with shader Model 3.0 or higher))
  • Sound card
  • 7 (30) GB available hard disk space
  • 100MBit (1GBit) Ethernet LAN connection
  • Free USB port for CodeMeter stick (or connection to license server)
  • Three-button wheel mouse (programmable multi-button mouse)
  • DVD drive (DVD recorder)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 /  8 / 10  (all 64 bit version)
  • Microsoft DirectX version 9.0c (or better) installed. This must currently be installed parallel to DirectX 11, which comes standard with these operating systems.

For gunnery and crew training purposes a control handle replica is almost mandatory. Eventual other instruments (replica, or surplus) may be supported. Please contact us for details.