Starbound System Requirements

Last updated: 16 May 2022

Curious if your PC can run Starbound? 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.

Test your PC to see if it will run Starbound or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  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’

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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. 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.

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. 15GB 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.

Game Details

You’ve fled your home, only to find yourself lost in space with a damaged ship. Your only option is to beam down to the planet below, repair your ship and set off to explore the universe...

Release date
22 July, 2021
Metacritic score
81/100
OpenCritic Score
82.29/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, PvP, Online PvP, Co-op, Online Co-op, Cross-Platform Multiplayer
Genres
Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG, Casual
Supported languages
English*
* languages with full audio support
Developers
Chucklefish
Publishers
Chucklefish
Official website
playstarbound.com
Support website
playstarbound.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

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 I play Starbound with 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, 2021.

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