Minimum System Requirements:
Pentium CPU 200mhz or equivalent
However, for the best possible experience in Active Worlds we recommend the following:
Pentium II CPU 300mhz or equivalent
In order to run in Direct3D accelerated mode, Active Worlds requires DirectX 7.0 or later. If you do not have at least DirectX 7.0 on your computer and want to run in Direct3D mode, you should download and install the latest DirectX from Microsoft. OpenGL and software modes do not require DirectX 7.0.
Good performance in Direct3D and OpenGL modes also require that you have the latest drivers installed for your 3D video card. See our video troubleshooting page for help with video drivers.
You must have an active connection to the Internet in order to access Active Worlds. Additionally, if you are running behind a firewall, Active Worlds must be properly configured to run behind a firewall (click here for more information.)
Hard Disk Space
The initial install of Active Worlds will take less than 5MB of space on your hard disk. However, as you travel in Active Worlds, the objects you encounter are cached to disk for faster loading on your next visit. This can require a substantial amount of additional disk space. We recommend that you have at least 300MB free on your hard disk at all times for best performance.