Virtual Worlds

Leaders in Interactive 3D Design Software
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  • Virtual Worlds

    Computer Specifications

    We suggest the following specifications for running Virtual Worlds:(Please note that terminal services systems (e.g. Citrix) are not suitable.)

    Suggested Specification
    for 4D
    Suggested Specification
    (when not running 4D)
    Minimum Specification
    (does not support 4D)
    Processor Intel i7-4790

    or equivalent processor
    Intel i5 or i7

    or equivalent processor
    Intel Core 2 Duo

    or equivalent processor
    Memory 8 GB of RAM minimum 4 GB of RAM

    NOTE : All 32-bit systems will only register a maximum of 3.5GB of 4GB memory. For 64-bit Windows systems 8GB or more is recommended.
    2 gigabytes of RAM memory (or 2GB or 2048MB)
    Hard Disk 75GB minimum free Hard Drive Space 50GB minimum free Hard Drive Space 30GB minimum free Hard Drive Space
    Monitor 19" Widescreen or standard, 1080p (full HD) 19" Widescreen or standard

    15.6" on laptops with a minimum vertical resolution of 800px

    17" TFT Flat Screen

    15.6" on laptops with a minimum vertical resolution of 800px

    Graphics Card NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 970 or AMD R9 290 minimum

    Equivalent cards must have a minimum of the following:
    - 1 x HDMI 1.3 video output for the Oculus headset
    - one other video output for your monitor(s)
    - 4 GB onboard RAM
    - Direct X 11 compatible

    The card purchased needs to be labelled as VR READY by the Manufacturer.

    Please ensure the card is suitable before purchase.

    NVIDIA GeForce or similar range from NVIDIA

    AMD/ATI Radeon range

    512MB of dedicated memory

    If graphics/video card memory is "shared" please consult your IT adviser to check exact dedicated memory or upgrade to the above card.

    NVIDIA GeForce or similar range from NVIDIA

    AMD/ATI Radeon range

    128MB of dedicated memory
    USB ports 2 x USB 3.0 (for Headset and Sensor)
    4 x USB 2.0
    4 x USB 2.0 3 x USB 2.0
    Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with latest service packs
    Windows 8 64-bit
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Windows 10

    IMPORTANT: Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 users should read the compatibility note below.
    Windows 7 Professional, Home Premium, or Business
    Windows 8 (see note below)
    Windows 8.1 (see note below)
    Windows 10

    IMPORTANT: Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 users should read the compatibility note below.
    Vista Professional, Home Premium, or Business with at least service pack 2 installed

    Internet Connection An active internet connection is required for downloading all the required components.
    Internet Explorer 11 (for Windows 7, 8, 8.1)
    Other browsers may be installed as well.
    Internet Explorer 11 (for Windows 7, 8, 8.1)
    Other browsers may be installed as well.
    Internet Explorer 11 (for Windows 7, 8, 8.1)
    Other browsers may be installed as well.
    To contact support call Virtual Worlds Support on 01908 448899
    Contact by email: vworlds.support@logicom.com

    Virtual Worlds will work on lower specification computers - however as with any software, performance will be slower. Along with RAM (or Random Access Memory) memory the Graphics card on your computer  is vital to the smooth running of Virtual Worlds and as a result computers with integrated graphics cards; which are built-in to the computers main board; are not normally suitable for running Virtual Worlds.  Please contact Virtual Worlds Support for further information.

    Laptop Users - Laptops in general cannot have their graphics cards replaced in the same way that a desktop computer can.  As a result if you are purchasing a laptop you must make sure that the integrated graphics card is one that is made by NVIDIA or ATI and uses DIRECT-X and OpenGL 3D acceleration .  Also the "Approximate total memory" on these graphics cards in laptops should be to the amount shown above in 'Graphics Card' section and Dedicated and not shared. Please consult your IT dept. or IT consultant/contractor to check for this specification.

    Virtual Worlds uses a software licence security system, which is licensed directly to your machine. This prevents loss, theft or damage of USB type security dongles.  Should you wish to change from software licence to a dongle security method a charge will apply, please contact Virtual Worlds Sales at Logicom on 01908 663848.
    There are two types of Dongles: The first being an older Parallel dongle and the second being the newer USB type dongle.  Majority of new PC's and Laptops are not equipped with parallel ports and as a result you will only be able to use a USB dongle. If you need to change from either dongle there will be an administration charge. If you wish to make this change in the first instance please call our Admin dept at Logicom to order your replacement dongle.

    Virtual Worlds Compatibility with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

    Whilst Virtual Worlds is compatible with Windows 8, there is a known compatibility issue with Microsoft's own SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.  When installing SQL Server 2005 Express on any Windows 8 or 10 computer a compatibility message similar to the one shown below will appear:

     'This program has known compatibility issues'

    In this case the message means that Microsoft does not guarantee that SQL Server will work on Windows 8 or 10. However for our purposes it works correctly. To continue the installation, select the 'Run the Program without getting help' option.  You will need to do this a few times during the installation process. 

    We have had no reported issues and we continue to support Virtual Worlds on Windows 8 and 10.