Avatar: The Game PC Demo Arrives

Now available on FileShack is a 1.56GB demo of Avatar: The Game PC, offering a playable glimpse of the wildlife slaughtering action in Ubisoft's movie tie-in. nope

Curiously, the demo first emerged through the German Coca-Cola Zero website. However, it's fully playable in English, despite some installation quirks.

As Blue's News points out, the installer will display a CRC error for ReadMe_uk.txt, but choosing "Ignore" will allow the installation to complete normally. To play, you'll need to open the proper directory (default is Program Files->Ubisoft->Demo->James Cameron's AVATAR - THE GAME (Demo)->bin) and open AvatarDemo.exe, as installation does not create any shortcuts. Unlike Blue, we did not encounter any sound issues.

Due out on just about every major current platform, Avatar: The Game hits North America in PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP form on December 1.

As for system requirements, read on for the minimum and recommend PC specs:

    VERY IMPORTANT! Ensure that Windows XP has Service Pack 2 (or better) or that Windows Vista has Service Pack 1 (or better).

    Minimum Configuration

    • Operating System: Windows XP (with SP2) or Windows Vista (with SP1)
    • Processor:
      • 3 Ghz Intel Pentium D 830
      • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or better
    • RAM: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Video card:
      • NVidia 6800 or ATI X1650 or better
      • 256 MB DirectX 10.0-compliant video card or DirectX
      • 9.0c-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
      • See Supported List more information.
    • DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM
    • Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode
    • Windows-compatible mouse required

    Recommended Configuration:

    • Operating System: Windows XP (with SP2), Windows Vista (with SP1) or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Video card:
      • NVidia 8600 GTS or better, ATI X1900 or better
      • 512 MB of graphic memory
      • See Supported List for more information.
    • DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM
    • Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card 5.1 with Latest Drivers
    • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode
    • Windows-compatible mouse required

    Supported Video Cards at Release Time:

    • NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series - GeForce 6800 Ultra, 6800 GT, 6800
    • NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series - GeForce 7950 Series, 7900 Series, 7800 Series, 7600 Series,
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series - GeForce 8800 Ultra, 8800 GTX , 8800 GTS, 8800 GT,
    • 8800 GS, 8600 GTS, 8600GT, 8500 GT
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series - GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9800 GTX
    • NVIDIA GeForce 200 Series - 250 GTX, 280 GTX
    • ATI RADEON X1000 series - X1650, X1800, X1900, X1950
    • ATI RADEON HD 2000 Series - HD 2600, HD 2900, GT/XT
    • ATI RADEON HD 3000 Series - HD 3850, HD 3870, HD 3870 X2
    • ATI RADEON HD 4000 Series - HD 4870, HD 4850 X2, HD 4870 X2

Thanks to reader Bdiddy for the heads up.

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