System Requirements

Mac, Linux, Windows

  • All versions of PCGen require Oracle/Sun’s Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which is available for all major Operating Systems.  Download Java here.
    • JRE version 1.7.x or 1.6.x for the following PCGen versions:
      • 6.00.x
      • 5.18.x
      • 5.17.x
    • JRE version 1.6.x or 1.5.x for the following PCGen versions:
      • 5.16.x
      • 5.14.x
  • If you wish to view PDF output sheets, you’ll need a PDF viewer.  Download Adobe Reader from the Adobe website.  There are many free PDF viewers for Linux.  Check your Linux distribution’s repositories to find the one right for you.
  • Minimum RAM required: 256MB.  Recommended RAM: 1GB or more.
  • Minimum processor speed: 1 GHz. Recommended processor speed: 2 GHz or higher.
  • 120MB of free hard drive space for a full install with all the current data sources.  Additional homebrew data sets will require additional hard drive space.