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Compucrypts: Resident Evil 7 now supports older CPUs

BOO!

Resident Evil 7 [official site] is a spooky-ooky good time, our Adam will tell you, but some would-be players suffered a f-f-fearul f-f-f-fright discovering their CPU was unexpectedly unable to run it. Good news, oldboxers! If your PC creaks like a spookhouse, crawling with cobwebs and powered by a CPU which doesn't support SSSE3 SIMD, you can now (potentially) play RE7 as Capcom have released a wee patch yesterday which changed that and nothing else. Short and sweet. Ghostboxes now welcome.

Here's all the patch notes say, see:

  • Added support for older generation CPUs. More specifically, the game no longer requires SSSE3 SIMD instruction set.

SSSE3 is not a new technology by any means -- CPUs first started supporting in 2006 -- but hey, congrats to everyone who can play RE7 thanks to this change.

Q: What's a snake's favourite video games expo?
A: SSSE3.

Little joke for you there.

If you have been able to play RE7, and indeed have done so, you might be interested in Adam and Alec's recent spoil-o-chat about the spookfest. Or if you're t-t-t-too much of a f-f-f-fraidycat to play it, declare "Nuts to this!" and give in, go read it. It's fine.

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