Universe Sandbox System Requirements

Last updated: 20 October 2021

Curious if your PC can run Universe Sandbox? On this page you will find Universe Sandbox 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 Universe Sandbox 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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Universe Sandbox Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Universe Sandbox system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7 SP1+ ()*
OS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
2 GB Video Memory†, Shader Model 5.0
Graphics
4 GB Video memory
DirectX
DirectX
Version 11
DirectX
Version 11
Storage
Storage
2 GB
Storage
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
* A version of Windows is required for Universe Sandbox updates after November 2018. Users on 32-bit systems can still run previous versions. Learn more † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.
Additional Notes
For VR, see recommendations from your headset manufacturer

Universe Sandbox minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7 SP1+ ()* operating system. Your processor should be 1.6 GHz Dual-Core or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 2 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be 2 GB Video Memory†, Shader Model 5.0. You also have to have 2 GB free disk space to install the game.

Recommended CPU would be 3.6 GHz quad-core CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — 4 GB Video memory.

Universe Sandbox Mac Requirements

Universe Sandbox system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
macOS 10.12+
OS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Metal, 2 GB Video Memory†
Graphics
4 GB Video memory
Storage
Storage
2 GB
Storage
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
† Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.
Additional Notes

As for Mac OS, Universe Sandbox requirements here start with macOS 10.12+ operating system. Processor needs to be at least 1.6 GHz Dual-Core. 2 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be Metal, 2 GB Video Memory†. Finally, the game needs 2 GB of free disk space.

3.6 GHz quad-core processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be 4 GB Video memory.

Universe Sandbox Linux Requirements

Universe Sandbox system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
OS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
2 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
OpenGL 4.3, 2 GB Video Memory†
Graphics
4 GB Video memory
Storage
Storage
2 GB
Storage
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
Officially supports the same Linux distributions supported by Unity (currently Ubuntu 12.04+). Other distributions can and will work, but they may require a bit of configuration and tinkering. † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.
Additional Notes

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+. Processor should be 1.6 GHz Dual-Core or higher. For RAM you need 2 GB or more. Graphics card should be OpenGL 4.3, 2 GB Video Memory† or better. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

As for the processor/CPU, use 3.6 GHz quad-core or equivalent. Add 8 GB or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have 4 GB Video memory graphics card.

Game Details

Create and destroy on an unimaginable scale... with a space simulator that merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Includes VR support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift+Touch, and Windows Mixed Reality.

Release date
24 August, 2021
Category
Single-player
Genres
Indie, Simulation, Casual
Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
* languages with full audio support
Developer
Giant Army
Publisher
Giant Army
Official website
universesandbox.com
Support website
universesandbox.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Universe Sandbox?

You would be able to run Universe Sandbox 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 7 SP1+ ()*
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: 2 GB Video Memory†, Shader Model 5.0
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB
  • Additional Notes: * A version of Windows is required for Universe Sandbox updates after November 2018. Users on 32-bit systems can still run previous versions. Learn more † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: macOS 10.12+
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: Metal, 2 GB Video Memory†
  • Storage: 2 GB
  • Additional Notes: † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: OpenGL 4.3, 2 GB Video Memory†
  • Storage: 2 GB
  • Additional Notes: Officially supports the same Linux distributions supported by Unity (currently Ubuntu 12.04+). Other distributions can and will work, but they may require a bit of configuration and tinkering. † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.

Can I play Universe Sandbox with 1 GB of RAM?

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

Can I play Universe Sandbox with 2 GB of RAM?

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

How much RAM does Universe Sandbox need?

You need at least 2 GB of RAM to run Universe Sandbox on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 2 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 2 GB minimum, and 8 GB recommended.

What processor do I need for Universe Sandbox?

1.6 GHz Dual-Core is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Universe Sandbox.

How many GB is Universe Sandbox?

At least 2 GB of disk space is required to install Universe Sandbox on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Universe Sandbox?

You need 2 GB Video Memory†, Shader Model 5.0 or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Universe Sandbox?

Windows 7 SP1+ ()* or newer.

Does Universe Sandbox require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, Universe Sandbox needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

What DirectX do I need to run Universe Sandbox?

Version 11 or greater is necessary for this game.

Can I run Universe Sandbox on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Universe Sandbox on my Mac?

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

  • OS: macOS 10.12+
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: Metal, 2 GB Video Memory†
  • Storage: 2 GB
  • Additional Notes: † Laptops or other computers that use integrated graphics (rather than dedicated graphics hardware) may see issues with Universe Sandbox even if they meet the video memory requirement. Dedicated video hardware is recommended.

Can I run Universe Sandbox on Linux/SteamOS?

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

When is Universe Sandbox release date?

Universe Sandbox release date is 24 August, 2021.

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