Wolfenstein Minimum Specs Revealed

Yesterday id Software's Peter Sokai revealed the minimum system requirements for the upcoming PC version of Wolfenstein. According to his forum post, fans will need an Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or an AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor, 1 GB RAM, and a 256 MB Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT or ATI Radeon X800 graphics card. In addition to a required HDD space of 8 GB (plus an additional 800 MB for the Windows swap file), the minimum requirements call for Windows XP or Windows Vista, DirectX 9.0c, a DVD-ROM, a 100-percent DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card, and a broadband connection for the multiplayer portion.

In other Wolfenstein-related news, MTV Multiplayer is reporting that the single-player campaign will feature 1,638.4 Nazi deaths. According to the blog, the game tracks how many Nazis gamers actually kill via the Statistics section. The high number was calculated based on a screenshot provided by Activision, depicting an overall 36-percent progress and 639 Nazi deaths. 'I was able to determine that, upon reaching 100-percent completion, you’ll have killed exactly 1,638.4 Nazis in a variety of ways,' Frushtick wrote. 'Granted this doesn’t factor in replaying missions (which is almost certainly required to get to 100-percent completion) but hey, math isn’t an exact science!'

Currently Wolfenstein is slated for an August 4, 2009 release. Developed for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by Raven Software, the game uses a heavily modified version of id Software's id Tech 4, the engine used in Doom 3 and Quake 4. The multiplayer aspect is in development over at Endrant Studios, and is expected to be similar to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.

  • megamanx00
    Guess my back PC (athlon 3000 with 1950GT) is officially outdated and can't hack this. Well, I'll try it anyway even if I have to overclock the CPU again to play on low :D. It will be interesting to see what Ravensoft has done with Wolfenstien.
  • apache_lives
    DAMMIT my Intel Extreme(ly Poor) Graphics cant play it! Your out again there Intel, thank god i got my trusty old 8800GT :D
  • Netherscourge
    Those are MINIMUM requirements BTW.

    You can bet if you want to play it all nice and shiny you'll probably need a Quad-Core CPU and at LEAST a GTX 260 or higher video card.
  • mavroxur
    Article"I was able to determine that, upon reaching 100-percent completion, you'll have killed exactly 1,638.4 Nazis in a variety of ways,"

    How exactly do you kill .4 of a Nazi?

  • exfileme
    mavroxurHow exactly do you kill .4 of a Nazi?
    That one was probably REALLY short.
  • _SirO_
    "Math isn't a exact science"??

    I lol'd.....
  • Mavroxur:
    It probably won't be needing a GTX 260 or higher at all, since it is based on the really old id Tech 4 engine. Yes, modified, but still not a complete overhaul. I'm guessing that the old trusty 8800 GT will be sufficient enough to play it at 1920*1200, maxed out!
  • Blow off an arm. And he dies of a heart attack.
  • doomtomb
    This doesn't seem like anything surprising. Pentium 4s and 256MB graphics have been the minimum for a lot of games in the past year.
  • matt87_50
    god damn, my sound card is only 97.4% DirectX 9.0c compatible :(