I was browsing the Simtropolis forums and came across this thread that listed the system requirements for Simcity Societies. The requirements are below. It looks like I will be able to run the game after all! Unforunately there are waaayyy to many games coming out around November 13th that I’ll have to wait a little bit. I do hope some fan sites start kicking up with some tutorials and programs for the game. It looks like (in my opinion) the general crowd is shying away from the game.
OS: Windows(R) XP SP2 / Vista* (FAT16 and FAT32 File Systems are not supported by Digital Delivery)
Processor: 1.7 GHz Intel CPU or faster, AMD XP 2100+ or faster
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Hard drive: at least 2.1 GB free space (4.2 GB required for Digital Delivery)
Video card: 128 MB**
DVD drive: 4 speed (Not Required for Digital Delivery)
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX – Version 9.0c (included)
Input – Keyboard, Mouse
*Windows Vista requires a 2.4 GHz processor or equivalent and 1 GB RAM
**Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 or greater; ATI Radeon 9600 or greater; onboard chipsets not supported. Windows Vista requires an NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater, ATI Radeon X600 or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.