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Due to potential game changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time. Please be sure to take a look at SSG's latest official information here.

Dungeons & Dragons Online currently supports Microsoft Windows and has beta support for Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 .

Minimum System Requirements[edit]

See also: DDO on a Potato (2015 performance tests)/0#0 DDO Vault

  • O.S.: Windows® XP
  • Processor: P4 1.6 GHz or AMD equivalent with SSE
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics64 MB Hardware T&L -compatible video card
  • Renderer: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Disc Space: 11GB available
  • Network Connection: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended System Requirements[edit]

  • O.S.: Windows® System XP SP2/XP64/Vista/Vista64/7** OS (with the latest Service Packs or updates)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD equivalent with SSE
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM, 2GB RAM for high resolution textures
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® FX 5900 or ATI Radeon™ 9600 with 128MB or better
  • Renderer: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Disc Space: 11 GB available, 15 GB available for high resolution textures
  • Network Connection: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended System Requirements for High Resolution Version[edit]

  • O.S.: Windows® System Vista64/Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
  • Renderer: DirectX® 10 or DirectX® 11
  • Disc Space: 15 GB available
  • Network Connection: Cable or Fiber high-speed Broadband Internet connection

Recommended System Requirements for Mac OS X[edit]

  • O.S.: Mac OS X Lion (10.7)/Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Memory: 2GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory
  • Graphics:
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • AMD Radeon HD 6750M
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
  • Renderer: OpenGL
  • Network Connection: Cable or Fiber high-speed Broadband Internet connection

DDO was ported and validated using newer Mac hardware and as such the requirements presented tend to err on the higher end. There are currently no accurate 'minimum' system requirements.

The OS X Client for DDO uses OpenGL for rendering. At the Ultra High setting OpenGL renders all DirectX 9 content. There are a few features present in the DirectX 10 and 11 that are not supported at this time including:

  • Shadow Maps
  • Soft Shorelines
  • Soft particles
  • Volumetric sunlight
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Interactive Water

Beta Wine client for MacOS (May 2019): DDO Forums

Support for other computers and operating systems[edit]

For older Macs with Intel processors, DDO may still be able to be run either using Boot Camp to host a Windows installation or by using a virtualization application such as Parallels, VMware Fusion, or WINE. Intel Integrated Graphics may prove ineffectual for rendering the game, a dedicated graphics card is highly recommended. PowerPC Macs are not supported.

Linux users may opt to try Wine, an API translation layer that allows many Windows applications to operate in the UNIX-like operating system. See DDO On Linux for more help getting it installed on a Linux operating system using Wine. A fully virtualized PC using a tool such as VirtualBox with the Guest Additions installed (and 3D graphics enabled) or VMware Workstation Player can also be used to install a full Windows OS environment.

2019 update:

2020 update:

64-bit client[edit]

Since Update 45 (Feb 2020), the DDO game client can run in 64-bit, which can improve game performance. By default, you continue using the 32-bit client unless you manually change the option in the launcher (Options > General tab > Game Client). You can toggle between 32- and 64-bit versions at any time. DDO Forums

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