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VES2 is build for windows 64 bit. So your computer needs to be at least a windows 7, 64 bit. We also support windows 8 and 10.
So no Mac version for a couple of reasons.
- Mac laptops are expensive and the graphics hardware is not powerful enough, but this will change with time :-)
- The drivers for the Geomagic is not great.
But this fact might change, admittedly it would be cool with a running mac version.
Currently we only support Nvidia graphics cards, this comes from the main fact that the software has been developed on Nvidia hardware. In theory it should run on AMD/ATI as well. But to be 100% sure that everything will run smoothly we recommend Nvidia GTX 970 or better.
Both mobile and standard GTX 970, GTX 980, GTx 980 Ti or GTX Titan X or Z, will run VES perfectly. But it can be run on older hardware and if you are in doubt post in the forum and we will try to answer.
We are not affilliated with Nvidia, we just like their hardware :-)
We recommend a Intel Core I7.
Here we recommend the Geomagic Touch, with the ethernet/ubs connection. This device delivers the best quality vs cost, in our opinion.
It is possible to run VES without the force feedback, but to get the full potential of the simulator you need some sort of haptic device.
How do i get started with VES2?
First of all to be able to download the VES2 software you need to register in the forum. After succesfull registration you will gain access to the download and can get the latest versions of VES2.
What you need is
- A Windows PC, with a NVidia gtx 970 or better graphics card.
- A Geomagic Touch (Ethernet edition), to enable force feedback.
We have good experience with Asus G75 gaming laptop
Infomation about the Geomagic Touch
The Touch is usually sold by national or local reseller, but please contact us if you encounter trouble.
For more detailed information on the hardware requirement, please read the Hardware Requirements in the FAQ.