Natural Selection 2 & Windows XP

Posted by 7 years ago

Today the Community Development Team became aware that Natural Selection 2 no longer runs on Windows XP. This was not an intentional development, but it is a development that will remain. From today, Natural Selection 2 will not run on Windows XP, and Windows XP has been removed from the minimum operating system requirement as listed on NS2’s store page.

This is not a course of action that Unknown Worlds takes lightly. Wherever it is reasonably possible, we are committed to maintaining compatibility with older hardware and software environments. In the case of Windows XP, such maintenance has unfortunately become unreasonable.

Updates to the ‘tool-chain’ (the set of tools used to produce NS2, like Microsoft Visual Studio), have made it …

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