The NBA Live basketball gaming series is produced by the company EA Sports. The gaming series has been long running for over a decade, and features many popular basketball stars over the years such as Shaquille O'Neal and Mitch Richmond, as well as a roster of many teams as seen in the NBA. While NBA Live has been produced for the console systems, it has also been released for the PC as well.
NBA Live 95
This is the first game of the series and was released for PCs on March 1995. Running NBA Live 95 requires either Windows 95 or 98 as well as MS DOS 5.0. In addition, this game requires a 486/33 megahertz (MHz) processor as well as 8 megabytes (MB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). It also needs a CD-ROM drive capable of running at 2x speed, 3 MB of computer space. Finally, NBA Live 95 requires a graphics card capable of supporting 256 colour SVGA as well as 512 kilobytes of video RAM.
NBA Live 2000
This game in the NBA Live series marked the first titles slated for the 21st century. NBA Live 2000 requires computers installed with Windows 95 or 98 and running on an Intel Pentium processor of 166MHz. In addition, the game needs 16MB of RAM and 90 MB worth of PC disk space. NBA Live 2000 also needs a 4x speed CD-ROM as well as an SVGA graphics card with 4MB of video RAM. This game is also capable of multiplayer gaming, but needs either a Local Area Network (LAN) or an Internet connection.
NBA Live 08
This NBA Live instalment is the last PC version since the NBA Live 09 and NBA Live 10 games. While the 95 and 2000 versions required a CD-ROM, NBA Live 08 is only compatible for DVD-ROMs. In addition, NBA Live 08 can only run on Windows 2000, XP and Vista operating systems running with a Central Processing Unit (CPU) of 1.3 gigahertz (GHz). Also, while the minimum requirements for this game is 256 MB of RAM, the recommended amount should be 512 MB or more. NBA Live 08 also needs 3.8 gigabytes (GB) of disk space and a sound card that is compatible with the DirectX 9 software. Finally, the game can run with at least an ATI Radeon 8500 or an NVIDIA GeForce 3 (with the exception of the NVIDIA GeForce $MX series) video card.
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