LM 44 - What are the system requirements for Lake Controller?

General PC Requirements

  • Microsoft DirectX® 8.1 or later
  • 100/1000 Base-T wired Ethernet adapter and/or 802.11 wireless Ethernet adapter
  • Latest video card drivers download and installed from the manufacturer’s website

Recommended PC Specifications

The recommended computer specifications for using the Lake Controller software are:
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or greater
  • 256 MB video RAM or greater (ensure latest video drivers are installed)
  • Windows 7 or later
  • A touch-screen Tablet style interface

Minimum PC Specifications

The minimum computer specifications for using the Lake Controller software are:
  • 1 GHz Processor (for Intel Atom processors the ‘emulation’ command line option is required – please refer to “26. Command Line Options” on page 297)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 128 MB video RAM WinXP, ‘emulation’ for Win 7 (ensure latest video drivers are installed)
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
  • A screen resolution of at least 800 x 600 (reduced user experience, with some features not directly accessible)

Video Card Settings

It is important that the video card is configured correctly to ensure smooth operation of the Lake Controller software. Incorrect video card settings may result in corruption of Graphics, unusual behaviour, or unexpected exit of the Lake Controller software.

In addition to the settings presented below, please visit your video card manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers for your specific video card. The video drivers that come pre-installed with Windows are often out of date and do not include enhancements provided by the video card manufacturer’s drivers. Almost all video card issues can be resolved by updating your video card driver to the latest release version.

It is highly recommended that the video card driver is updated to the latest version if you encounter any Graphical problems when using the Lake Controller software.

For optimal results, please ensure the follow settings are made on your Lake Controller PC:
  • A display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or greater is recommended. Resolutions of 800 x 600 and 1024 x 600 pixels are supported but provide a lower-quality interface with some features less accessible or unavailable.
  • Colour should be set to 32-bit (does work with 16-bit, but screen minimize / maximize is faster with a 32-bit colour mode setting).
  • 3D Acceleration set for best performance with anti-aliasing turned off.
  • For high resolution tablet running Windows 8.1 or later, the Lake Controller enables Windows DPI scaling. If native resolution is preferred, right-click the Lake Controller executable, select the Compatibility tab, and select Disable scaling for High-DPI. This option may improve performance on low specification processors.

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