Starbound System Requirements

Last updated: 19 June 2020

On this page you will find Starbound system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Below are Starbound requirements details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

Can my PC run Starbound?

Test your PC for Starbound

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

Starbound Windows Requirements

Starbound system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows XP
OS
Windows XP
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
4 GB
Graphics
Graphics
256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
Graphics
Discrete GPU capable of directx 9.0c
DirectX
DirectX
Version 9.0c
DirectX
Version 9.0c
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
3 GB
Storage
4 GB

Starbound minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows XP operating system. Your processor should be Core 2 duo or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 2 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu, and it should support Direct X Version 9.0c. You also have to have 3 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for Starbound for Windows, your operating system should be Windows XP. Recommended CPU would be Core i3 CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 4 GB or more. And video card — Discrete GPU capable of directx 9.0c. It should also support Direct X Version 9.0c.

Starbound Mac Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Starbound system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
OS X 10.9
OS
OS X 10.9
Processor
Processor
Intel CPU
Processor
Intel CPU
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
4 GB
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
3 GB
Storage
4 GB

As for Mac OS, Starbound requirements here start with OS X 10.9 operating system. Processor needs to be at least Intel CPU. 2 GB of RAM is required. Finally, the game needs 3 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is OS X 10.9. Intel CPU processor is recommended. Plus, 4 GB of RAM.

Starbound Linux Requirements

Starbound system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
OS
Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
4 GB
Graphics
Graphics
256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible gpu
Graphics
256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible discrete gpu
Network
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Network
Broadband Internet connection
Storage
Storage
3 GB
Storage
4 GB

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Processor should be Core 2 duo or higher. For RAM you need 2 GB or more. Graphics card should be 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible gpu or better. 3 GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. As for the processor/CPU, use Core i3 or equivalent. Add 4 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible discrete gpu graphics card.

Buy Starbound

You can buy Starbound directly on Steam, or on one of the marketplaces below. Usually, games on marketplaces are much cheaper, and you can save up to 80%! Check prices below:

Currency Price
USA - U.S. Dollar $14.99
Euro €13,99 ~$16.54
Qatari Riyal 33.99 ر.ق ~$9.31
Polish Zloty 53,99 zł ~$13.92
New Zealand Dollar $17.99 ~$11.99
South Asia - U.S. Dollar $14.99
Swiss Franc CHF15.00 ~$16.56
Kuwaiti Dinar د.ك2.800 ~$9.14
South Korean Won ₩16,000 ~$14.12
Japanese Yen ¥1,480 ~$14.08
British Pound £11.99 ~$15.63
Israeli New Shekel ₪55.95 ~$16.53
Canadian Dollar $16.99 ~$12.91
Norwegian Krone 100,00 kr ~$10.80
CIS - U.S. Dollar $9.99
Ukrainian Hryvnia 229.00 ₴ ~$8.06
Russian Ruble 299,00 ₽ ~$3.91
Kazakhstani Tenge 2,400.00 〒 ~$5.59
Vietnamese Dong ₫165.000 ~$7.10
Thai Baht ฿315.00 ~$10.04
Singapore Dollar $15.00 ~$11.02
Philippine Peso ₱419.95 ~$8.65
Malaysian Ringgit RM31.00 ~$7.43
Indonesian Rupiah Rp115.999,00 ~$7.88
Uruguayan Peso $329,00 ~$7.71
Peruvian Nuevo Sol S/39.95 ~$11.06
Mexican Peso $149.99 ~$7.16
Costa Rican Colon ₡6.500,00 ~$10.70
Colombian Peso $32.000,00 ~$8.44
Chilean Peso $7.500 ~$9.62
Brazilian Real R$24,99 ~$4.45
Argentine Peso $179,99 ~$2.30
South African Rand R159.00 ~$9.79
Taiwan Dollar $398.00 ~$13.84
Hong Kong Dollar $99.00 ~$12.74
Turkish Lira ₺24,00 ~$3.00
Saudi Riyal ر.س47.00 ~$12.50
U.A.E. Dirham د.إ46.00 ~$12.49
Indian Rupee ₹479.00 ~$6.48
Chinese Yuan Renminbi ¥48.00 ~$7.17
Australian Dollar $21.50 ~$15.30

FAQs

Can I run Starbound?

You would be able to run Starbound on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Core 2 duo
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: OS X 10.9
  • Processor: Intel CPU
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: Core 2 duo
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible gpu
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB

Can I play Starbound with 1 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Starbound. The minimum RAM is 2 GB.

Can Starbound run on 2 GB of RAM?

Yes, Starbound can run with 2 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Starbound need?

You need at least 2 GB of RAM to run Starbound on PC, but 4 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 2 GB, with 4 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 2 GB minimum, and 4 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Starbound?

Core 2 duo is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Starbound.

How many GB is Starbound?

At least 3 GB of disk space is required to install Starbound on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Starbound?

You need 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Starbound?

Windows XP or newer.

What DirectX do I need to run Starbound?

Version 9.0c or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Starbound on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Starbound on my Mac?

Yes, Starbound supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: OS X 10.9
  • Processor: Intel CPU
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB

Can I run Starbound on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Starbound on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Starbound release date?

Starbound release date is 22 July, 2016.

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