Small sticky but helpful, these are from oberonqa's general FAQ:
Windows XP, Vista or 7 **See NOTE1 for compatibility with other operating systems
1GHz Intel or AMD Processor
512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for Vista and 7)
100% DirectX compatible video card with 256 MB video RAM **See NOTE2 for driver compatibility issues / See NOTE3 regarding compatibility with integrated graphics controllers
NOTE1: At this time, Phoenix Online Studios does not provide technical support for The Silver Lining on operating systems other than Windows, (which includes running The Silver Lining on Linux or MacOS via emulation or virtualization). However, the game runs on Intel Macs and Linux if they meet the requirements through Wine
. Information on running the game through Wine is provided here
, and is officially supported by Atec123 on the forums. If you are having trouble with anything relating to running the game in Wine, contact him directly or post in that linked thread.
NOTE2: If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 and are using the default graphics card driver that came with the computer (as both are loaded with a number of graphics card drivers already), you may run into OpenGL errors or the game may just freeze and crash. This is due to Windows NOT including OpenGL drivers with their default drivers (since Microsoft doesn't actually support OpenGL). Please be sure to download the latest graphics card drivers from your manufacturer's website to ensure you are using OpenGL-compatible drivers. For information regarding how to determine if you are using a Microsoft-supplied video driver, please visit this thread
NOTE3: Integrated graphics controllers such as the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) or other integrated chipsets may require running the game at reduced graphics quality and/or resolution in order to achieve a playable gaming experience.