MetaVR Product System Requirements
MetaVR™ recommends that you use the most current hardware to get the best results from our products. Currently, the fastest and most capable commercial graphics cards are those built with the nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 series. Review our complete systems specifications for examples of hardware configurations we offer.
Recommended System ConfigurationS
The following is a recommended system configuration:
The Dell Precision 17 7000 Mobile Workstation is a recommended notebook system with the following configuration:
If you need to run MetaVR software on a system of significantly different specs than what is listed above, please contact us for comment.
Additional Configuration Notes
Virtual Reality Scene Generator™ (VRSG™) does not operate on a Linux system running a Windows emulator.
Some features may not function properly with an older Nvidia graphics card (with non-Kepler or Maxwell-based architecure). For example, the current VRSG H.264.dll recording/streaming plugin requires a current Nvidia graphics card.
VRSG version 5.11 was the last VRSG release with DirectX 9.0c support. Microsoft DirectX 11 is required for versions released after VRSG version 5.11.
Support for VRSG on Windows 7 and 8.1 ended on December 31, 2016.
About Storage Requirements
Additional storage may be needed to serve and/or compile a large number of Metadesic terrain tiles.
Storage requirements for MetaVR Terrain Tools for Esri ArcGIS might require as much as twice the storage requirements of MetaVR VRSG to account for the space needed to store imagery and elevation source data and compiled terrain.
ABOUT RUNNING VRSG ON WINDOWS 7
Sites that are still running Windows 7 on their systems can run VRSG 6 with the following restrictions:
To run VRSG version 6 on a Windows 7 64-bit system, ensure the system is current with Windows system updates, especially the Windows 7 update released in fall 2015. (Note that VRSG support for Windows 7 ended on December 31, 2016.)
For sites that are required to run Windows 7 for another year or more, and are running a version of VRSG 5 that is older than version 5.11, MetaVR recommends that you upgrade to VRSG version 5.11. If the VRSG maintenance is current on your site's older VRSG dongle(s), such dongles will be able to run VRSG version 5.11. Because VRSG version 5.11 is a 64-bit application, any custom VRSG plugin created at your site for an older version of VRSG will need to be rebuilt for 64-bit. As well, if your plugin extends the VRSG Dashboard interface with a property sheet must be rebuilt, you would need to rebuild it in Visual Studio 2013 for VRSG version 5.11.
Any new VRSG licenses that are delivered with VRSG 6 will be compatible with VRSG version 5.11.
Once you have installed Windows 10 on your system and are ready to upgrade to VRSG version 6, any custom VRSG plugin created at your site that extends VRSG's Dashboard interface with a property sheet must be rebuilt with Visual Studio 2015. As well, any custom plugin which used DirectX 9 in VRSG version 5 for drawing graphics or any action with the graphics API will need to be modified to use DirectX 11 with VRSG 6.
These system requirements were last updated on January 17, 2017. All specifications on this page are subject to change without notice.