Sleeping Dogs screenshot
Sleeping Dogs screenshot

Sleeping Dogs from United Front Games and Square Enix is to be given an extra graphical lick of paint for its release on PC, Square Enix has announced.

The high-resolution texture pack updates the game to a new level, bringing improved detail and crisp clear rendering to everything from city skyscrapers to crumbling ancient temples.

Another layer of depth is added for gamers running at higher resolutions using increased small object detail to render smaller items of the world from a far greater distance to give a greater sense of scale and detail.

Advanced PC Features

  • Nvidia 3D Support
  • Nvidia Multi Screen Monitor Support
  • AMD EyeFinity Multi-Monitor Gold Status Support
  • Window and Full Screen Mode Support
  • Benchmark Mode

DirectX11 Specific Features

  • Contact hardening shadows
  • HD-AO
  • Use of Direct Compute

Performance Enhancements

  • Enhanced Performance on Dual Core and Quad Core Processors
  • Enhanced Performance on Nvidia SLi
  • Enhanced Performance on AMD Crossfire

Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller Support

  • Xbox360 Controller Support
  • Keyboard and Mouse Support including Key Remapping
  • Auto Pad, Mouse and Keyboard Switching

Advanced PC Graphic Features

  • Increased Small Object Detail
  • High Resolution Texture Support
  • High Resolution Shadows
  • High Quality Shadow Filters
  • Soft Particles
  • High Quality SSAO (Screen Space Ambient Occlusion)
  • High Quality Motion Blur
  • Super Sample Anti-Aliasing

Steamworks Features Supported

  • DLC Support
  • Achievements
  • Auto Patching
  • Pre-Download
  • Store Save Games to the Cloud
  • Player to Player Chat

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher.
  • Graphics card memory: 512 MB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Hard drive: 15 GB

Recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
  • Graphics card memory: 1 GB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Hard drive: 15 GB

Sleeping Dogs will be released August 17 for Xbox 360, PS3, PC.

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Batmamerc's Avatar


But this is the same identical game coming out on mulitiple platforms so it should be the same on all and if its the graphics that is the only difference as this will be then that points to needing better graphical capable consoles. I agree with you on games only on pc as they are technically and graphically better because year by year a pc gets upgrades were as a console is stuck with the same from Day one to day end. A game that looks amazing doesn't need to play like a bag O balls and vice versa, graphics only make games more immersive and nicer to look at to be fair but that can make all the difference for some games, take LA Noire for example that was a beautiful looking game really and had some great ideas for gaming that I'm sure will catch on like sliced bread, so I disagree that graphics hinder gameplay and ideas that's just a developer issue if anything not the hardware they've got to play with.
Posted 12:09 on 10 August 2012


How do better textures improve the gameplay, though?

Consoles are always going to be behind the best PC technology because they're static, but this also allows for a more stable platform where developers don't have to account for every different setup, including the few who have the most up-to-date tech.

Some argue that providing vast increases in graphics actually diverts energy in to providing better gameplay and new ideas.

Not to take anything away from the PC platform, but it's a very different beast, so comparing PC gaming to Console gaming seems a waste of time.
Posted 10:17 on 09 August 2012
Batmamerc's Avatar


And it's been said that the next gen won't need a big graphical increase, this proves that current gen is holding back developers from what they want to do for us the gamers. Will you do a comparison of the console version and the pc version to show how behind consoles are? Or to show that it's not that bad if thats the case.
Posted 08:51 on 09 August 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 17/08/2012
Developer: United Front Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 530 73
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