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The player takes on the role of a god ruling over an island populated by various tribes. The player's control over the island is manifested in the Hand, an animated on-screen hand which can move or throw people and objects, tap houses to wake their occupants, cast miracles, and do many other things. Use of the keyboard and buttons in the game is deliberately low; to add to the sense of realism, the (usually) mouse-controlled hand can perform every function in the game. In later patches, the Hand can also be controlled by an Essential Reality P5 Glove, a consumer-level virtual reality glove that is no longer for sale.
Black & White GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Black & White GPU Analysis
Comparing Black & White PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Black & White is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 2.0.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Black & White, aim to have a GPU that has at least 256 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Black & White

We are advised that 13 year old graphics cards should be able to run Black & White , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Black & White graphics card requirements chart below.