The following requirements are separated according to the level of functionality that you wish to achieve (Minimum, Optimal or VR). The Minimum requirements are sufficient to run the software, but performance will be slow for some features and visual quality will be limited. To achieve the best possible performance and visuals, the Optimal (or VR) specifications are recommended. Since computer hardware is constantly evolving, please refer to http://cast-soft.com/wysiwyg-minimum-and-optimum-system-requirements/ for the latest recommended wysiwyg system requirements.
In addition, if you are planning to purchase/build a new computer system to run wysiwyg, we recommend that you also consult the wysiwyg Hardware Guide (http://cast-soft.com/selecting-hardware-for-a-wysiwyg-workstation/) for comprehensive details on selecting (components for) a wysiwyg workstation.
- wysiwyg can only be installed on a drive formatted with the NTFS file system.
- When running wysiwyg on a Mac via Boot Camp, performance will be comparable to running wysiwyg on a PC with the same hardware spec as the Mac. However, when running wysiwyg on a Mac via the Parallels virtualizer, performance will be degraded when compared to Boot Camp running on the same Mac; using Parallels is not recommended for either pre-visualization (i.e., Design mode) or pre-cueing (i.e., Live mode).
- For Enhanced Simulation, a video card supporting OpenGL 2.1 is required; otherwise the software will disable Enhanced Simulation. For full details on the visualization requirements, please refer to the section below, which outlines the increasing levels of beam visualization in wysiwyg.