PC-specific features for Sleeping Dogs detailed



4:00 PM on 08.08.2012

Team Fortress 2 goodies are certainly appealing, but that's far from everything Sleeping Dogs has in store for PC gamers. United Front Games has broken down the PC-specific features in a blog post, including a high-resolution texture pack, plenty of optional graphical features, and key remapping.

For an overview, check out the embedded video. It doesn't cover all of the specifics, but it does run through the highlights. I've never really been one to pass on a game's console release because it wasn't pretty enough, except when we're talking open-world titles. There's simply too much to be gained.

Follow the aforementioned link or continue reading for the bullet points.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher
  • Graphics card memory: 512 MB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Hard drive: 15 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950
  • Graphics card memory: 1 GB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Hard drive: 15 GB

Advanced PC Features

  • Nvidia 3D Support
  • Nvidia Multi Screen Monitor Support
  • AMD EyeFinity Multi-Monitor Gold Status Support
  • Window and Full Screen Mode Support
  • Benchmark Mode

DirectX11 Specific Features

  • Contact hardening shadows
  • HD-AO
  • Use of Direct Compute

Performance Enhancements

  • Enhanced Performance on Dual Core and Quad Core Processors
  • Enhanced Performance on Nvidia SLi
  • Enhanced Performance on AMD Crossfire

Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller Support

  • Xbox360 Controller Support
  • Keyboard and Mouse Support including Key Remapping
  • Auto Pad, Mouse and Keyboard Switching

Advanced PC Graphic Features

  • Increased Small Object Detail
  • High Resolution Texture Support
  • High Resolution Shadows
  • High Quality Shadow Filters
  • Soft Particles
  • High Quality SSAO (Screen Space Ambient Occlusion)
  • High Quality Motion Blur
  • Super Sample Anti-Aliasing

Steamworks Features Supported

  • DLC Support
  • Achievements
  • Auto Patching
  • Pre-Download
  • Store Save Games to the Cloud
  • Player to Player Chat

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