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asked by (150 points) about Stellarium
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Are there any additional requirements? Do I need Visual Studio? Do I need a special video card installed?

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These are the system requirements:

Linux/Unix; Windows 7 and above; OS X 10.8.5 and above, 3D graphics card which supports OpenGL 3.3 and above, 1 GiB RAM or more, 1.5 GiB on disk.

Typically, a good video card is all that's necessary to run the software without lag, delay and visual downgrade. You don't need additional downloads to run the software, unless you want to improve the database which has nothing to do with functionality but with the enhancement part.

Official website: http://www.stellarium.org/en/

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Thank you Julia! I envisioned having to download additional support software but assume from your reply that this won't be necessary. However, will the package run without a 3D Graphics card or shall I have to buy one?
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You don't need a very expensive card. For example a nVIdia GT 630 or equivalent is more than enough to run it.
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Thanks for all your help Julia. Much appreciated!

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