Baldur's Gate II | Game Info | System Requirements
System Requirements

This page describes the hardware estimated to be required to play Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal. Windows 2000 or NT are not officially supported, although the game is likely to run on them. Also, Windows XP should run the game just fine, but it is also not officially supported.

Processor Pentium 200 MHz
Operating System Win95, or Win98 with DirectX 7.0
CD-ROM Drive 4x
Sound Card DirectX-certified. 3D sound will likely be supported using EAX and A3D.
Hard Disk 600 MB
Video Card DirectX-certified, 2 MB video RAM (for 640x480) or 4 MB (for 800x600)
3D Video Card (optional) DirectX-certified, 2 MB video RAM that supports the miniGL port (Quake subset) of OpenGL. We have found that the TNT line of cards to be faster (due to a full, good implementation of OpenGL). As well, the 3Dfx line of cards will not run in a window, thus BGII will not run in a window with these cards. Direct3D support may be added, but is not currently implemented.
Processor Pentium 266 MHz
CD-ROM Drive 8x
Video Card DirectX-certified, 4 MB RAM


The following are the products currently available for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal. A Macintosh version of both SoA and ToB are available.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Windows PC
September 2000
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Windows PC
June 2001
Baldur's Gate II: The Collection
Both SoA and ToB
Windows PC
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