Maxis has released the system specs for The Sims 2 Apartment Life. It looks as if they are the same as the previous expansions (as if they just copied and pasted it from another expansions system requirements).
If you can run the previous expansions with no problems, then you shouldn’t have to worry if your system can handle Apartments. If you do have issues….you might want to wait until the game is released to see what others are experiencing with a system similiar to yours.
Minimum System Requirements for The Sims 2 Apartment Life
- 1.3 Ghz processor (2.0 for Vista)
- 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista)
- Windows(R) Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000 Operating System.
- 8x or faster CD/DVD drive
- At least 1.5 GB of additional hard drive space (5.0 GB total is required if installing both The Sims 2 and The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Expansion Pack at the same time.)
- A T&L-capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM.
Supported video cards:
- ATI Radeon(TM) series 8500 or better (9600 or greater required for Vista)
- 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
- 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
- X300, X600, x700, X800, x850
- X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) series
Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4
NVIDIA GeForce series GeForce2 GTS and better (GeForce 6200 or greater required for Vista)
- GeForce 2, 2 GTS
- GeForce 3, 3 Ti
- GeForce 4, 4 Ti, 4200, 4600, 4800, MX 420, 440, 460
- GeForce FX 5200, 5500, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
- GeForce PCX 5300, 5900
- GeForce 6200, 6600, 6800
- GeForce 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
- S3 GammaChrome
- S18 Pro
- S18 Ultra Intel(R) Extreme Graphics (see note below)
82865, 82915 and aboveNOTE: If you have a non-T&L capable video card, such as Intel Extreme Graphics, then you need at least a 2.4 GHz processor.The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3000 card experiences known performance issues on High Settings. When graphic detail settings are set to Medium or lower, perforce is greatly improved.ME and 98 Microsoft OS have known issues supporting more than 1GB of RAM.
Source: The Sims 2 Official Site