Prison Architect System Requirements

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Sun, Jun 2, 2013 5:45 PM
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Some building games are easier than others - in many popular games like SimCity, you don't even do the building, they just magically appear.

Building and Designing though is an art, a skill, and one that will be tested when you're making prisons. If you want to hone your skills though, you'll have to play the game - lets have a look at the early access Prison Architect System Requirements...

Prison Architect Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 6000+

RAM: 4GB System Memory

GPU: GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

DX: DirectX 9.0c

HDD: 100 MB Free Hard Drive Space

 

It's a truly tiny game, but at this stage of development still needs a hefty 4GB of RAM. Prison Architect is in Early Access, which means the requirements should drop over time as the game is optimised.

If you hadn't worked it out, the game involves you creating and running your own prison, keeping the prisoners happy enough and stopping riots when they happen.

So, is this sort of simulation your cup of tea? Are you curious to see just how hard it can be to run a prison? Tell us your thoughts below.

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19:15 Jun-04-2013

I'm so bad at this game lol. i go bankrupt fast

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12:29 Jun-03-2013

4gb ram are minimum system req ? o.O

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10:53 Jun-03-2013

That better drop >_>

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17:21 Jun-03-2013

IT will, as they will eventually optimize the game properly. Hence why is called "Early access
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05:10 Jun-03-2013

100MB Free HDD space and 8600 GT??? My GPU is the Minimum operable GPU?? WTH

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05:27 Jun-03-2013

It's in Alpha. If you have watched their videos on Steam you should know they mentioned the huge requirements until they finish the game. Also, I don't want to be rude, but it's time to upgrade you PC. In a year you won't be able to run any new game.

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07:55 Jun-03-2013

O.O you can't know for sure. There are still well optimised games...

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04:11 Jun-05-2013

Well, even if it's gonna stay 4 GB it's not a problem for me at all. Gamers should have at least 8 GB of ram anyway.

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23:15 Jun-02-2013

this looks nice but EXTREMELY BAD OPTIMISED... I mean, for these graphics, at win xp which is lightweight, you need a 2,4ghz core 2 duo, 4gb ram (xp 32bit can use up to 3,5 btw...), and a card that was considered mid end when it was released... they should optimise it, looks kind of fun!

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15:11 Jun-03-2013

It's still in 'Early Access' so don't worry about it :D

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20:44 Jun-02-2013

*You need a toaster from at least 1986 to play this game smoothly

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20:25 Jun-02-2013

4 GB of RAM.............****

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19:23 Jun-02-2013

I have just seen this game yesterday on Steam and will buy it next week. I really like this kind of games. Looking forward to it.

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19:20 Jun-02-2013

Sounds interesting, though 4GB of RAM... gee...

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18:49 Jun-02-2013

This has been out for quite a while... Why post this now...?
Especially when I have the article right here! With specs included!!!
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=2875&game=Prison%20Architect

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18:12 Jun-02-2013

I played the Alpha. It was an interesting game,

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17:52 Jun-02-2013

Sounds like an interesting game :D

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