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Now open for Preorders! Starbound begins with you fleeing your homeworld in a space shuttle, just as it’s destroyed by an unknown enemy. With nothing to guide it, the escape pod shoots into space without direction, becoming hopelessly lost in a sea of stars. As luck would have it, the space shuttle makes contact with an abandoned space station and an adventure begins that will take you hurtling across the universe. Starbound contains both quests and story driven missions, buried inside its vast sandbox universe.
Starbound System Requirements
25 Jul 2016 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • MINIMUM:
  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • RECOMMENDED:
  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Core i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discrete GPU capable of directx 9.0c
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
PC System Analysis For Starbound Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GT 230/Radeon HD 6550D and it should be paired with either a Athlon II X3 460/Core i3-2115C 2.0GHz CPU to match the Starbound recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. System memory required for Starbound is 4 GB performance memory. Taking a look at the min reqs you will require a Radeon X600 Series graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ processor to reach the minimum Starbound specs, run on low graphics setting and 720p. You should also have 2 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 9 GPU. Recommended needs around a 12 year old PC to run.
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Starbound PC Release Date:

22 Jul 2016

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Can I run Starbound? Bottleneck may be CPU, which I can't fix because it's a laptop.

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Ultra-ultra high.
Seriously… there's no gfx settings for this game.

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can i REALLY run this game? because i tried it and it was very laggy(enemies teleporting/rubber banding and of course low fps)

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I really doubt it you could get a manageable FPS you could try to set the games priority to high in the Task manager See if that works X)

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on my old computer i couldn't run but just to be 100% sure i can run on maximum settings right? *im not trying to brag about anything im just questioning if i can max this game with 60+ fps while using fraps

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no, mate, dont think so,you dont meet the reqs :(

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Yeah that's kinda what I thought :/ I have a terrible computer at the moment but I'm looking at upgrading soon. Well, thanks anyway

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