The Force Unleashed PC requirements prompt trip to Tosche station

Remember when Star Wars: The Force Unleashed failed to make an appearance on the PC platform last year, and LucasArts claimed it would only be able to run on gaming rigs equipped with futuristic cybertechnology mankind had yet to invent? Somehow, Aspyr Media has found a way to bring the Sith Edition of the game to your personal computer without requiring you to install tachyon holophase relays or warpsteel heat dissipators.

However, the game's minimum requirements, which are posted after the jump, do suggest you need something called a "3D Hardware Accelerator Card." Yeah, sure. Let us just hop in our time machine and we'll pick one up at the Future Best Buy.
Minimum System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2. Windows 7
  • CPU Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 23.8 GB + 1 GB Swap File
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Video Card: 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required – 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 256 MB Video Memory with Shader 3.0 support
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2900
  • Video Card (Nvidia): Geforce 8800
  • Media Required: 8X DVD-ROM drive
  • Windows XP/Vista compatible mouse and keyboard or Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller
This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT.

Recommended System Requirements
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 5200+
  • 512 MB 3D Hardware Accelerator Card
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 4870
  • Video Card (Nvidia): Geforce 9800 GT
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
NOTICE: Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX compatibility.

Supported Desktop Chipsets
  • ATI RADEON HD 2900, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800, 9600, 9800, 260, 280
NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.