System requirements

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The system requirements are the basic specifications a PC will need to properly run Crusader Kings II. A PC that doesn't meet the specifications may not be able to run the game, or only poorly. For a smoother experience and faster loading, PCs ought to be well above the system requirements. The hardware requirements depend on the type of operating system the PC is running.

Microsoft Windows[edit]

The game shipped with Windows support.

  • Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard disk space: 2 GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required.
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
  • Additional: 3-button mouse and keyboard

Mac OS X[edit]

A Mac OS X version of Crusader Kings II was released on May 24, 2012.

  • Operating system: Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2 GHz or better)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard disk space: 2 GB
  • Video card: ATI Radeon HD 6750/NVIDIA GeForce 320/NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher

Linux[edit]

A Linux version of Crusader Kings II was released on January 14, 2013.

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Processor: IntelR PentiumR IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard disk space: 2 GB
  • Video card: ATI Radeon HD 6750/NVIDIA GeForce 320/NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required.