Star Trek Online drops support for Windows XP and older graphics cards in 2017

    
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Time to update.
Fans of Star Trek Online, it is time to update your computers! At least, it’s time if you’ve been putting it off for a very long while. On March 1st, 2017, STO is officially removing support for Windows XP and Direct3D 9. This will be rolled out slowly, so you needn’t worry that the change will happen tomorrow, but it might be time to earmark some holiday money for a new GPU if you’re running an Nvidia card produced during the Bush administration.

Players will be warned that their OS or hardware will not be supported by the game’s launcher starting today, with the system changing to support higher levels of Direct3D on January 15th, 2017. All subsequent versions of Windows (Vista, 7, 8, or 10) will still be supported, and if you’re already running a high-end card on Windows 10, it’s likely you won’t even notice the change. Those still running on older hardware will most definitely notice the change and should probably upgrade their machines… or start playing on console. Either one.

Source: Official Site; thanks to ThatLanteshGuy for the tip!