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Changes to minimum requirements for Cats & Dogs expansion pack

Maxis has announced the new expansion pack Cats & Dogs today which is due in November.

New minimum requirements for the pack can be found in the FAQ (at this point it’s unclear if they are also necessary for the associated patch)

For PC you’ll now need a 64 bit operating system. Windows XP and 32 bit are not supported for the EP. On top of that the RAM requirements has been adjusted to 4 GB.

There are no changes for Mac.

Minimum Requirements

Operating System: 64 Bit Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
RAM: At least 4 GB
Hard Drive: At least 15 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games. Each Pack needs extra space.
DVD-Drive: DVD Rom Drive required for installation only. Only applies to the disc version of the game.
Graphics Card: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
DirectX: DirectX 9.0,10 and 11 Compatible
Input Device: Keyboard and Mouse
Online Requirements: Internet connection required for product activation and to use the online features such as the gallery.

Recommended Requirements

Operating System: 64 Bit Required. Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
Processor: Intel core i5 or faster, AMD Athlon X4
RAM: At least 4 GB
Hard Drive: At least 15 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games. Each Pack needs extra space.
DVD-Drive: DVD Rom Drive required for installation only. Only applies to the disc version of the game.
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
DirectX: DirectX 9.0,10 and 11 Compatible
Input Device: Keyboard and Mouse
Online Requirements: Internet connection required for product activation and to use the online features such as the gallery.

Minimum Requirements

Operating System: Mac OS® X 10.7.5 (Lion)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Processor or better
RAM: Mindestens 4 GB
Hard Drive: At least 10 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games. Each Pack needs extra space.
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or better. Video RAM of 256MB or better
Input Device: Keyboard and Mouse
Online Requirements: Internet connection required for product activation.
Additional Remarks: Any packs released after October 2019 aren’t running with the legacy Edition. Online features such as the gallery do not work.

Recommended Requirements

Operating System: Mac OS® X 10.9 or later
Processor: Intel Core i5 or better
RAM: At least 8 GB
Hard Drive: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games. Each Pack needs extra space.
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
Input Device: Keyboard and Mouse
Online Requirements: Internet connection required for product activation.
Additional Remarks: Any packs released after October 2019 aren’t running with the legacy Edition. Online features such as the gallery do not work.