Here are the computer configuration requirements to run HeavyM:
|Processor||Intel Core I5 2.30GHz, 4 Cores||Intel Core I5 2.30GHz, 4 Cores|
Integrated Intel chip or dedicated graphics card (Nvidia / AMD) with 2GB of VRAM
NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD RX580 / M1 (for Mac) or better
|Disk space||500MB of free disk space||500MB of free disk space|
In any case, if you’re unsure about the capacity of your hardware, the best solution is to try the software first. That’s why you can always use HeavyM in Demo Mode, even with no license, with only a few limitations. It is the perfect way to discover the possibilities and try out your hardware before buying!
Note: an internet connection is needed to register a license. After that, the software can be accessed without internet for 90 consecutive days. If this period is exceeded, you'll need to re-register a license.
HeavyM is cross-platform and runs on both Mac OS X (from 10.15) and Windows (8, 10 and 11, 64bits).
Note: if you use a Mac, please update to at least Big Sur if possible, as a crash can happen on MacOS Catalina if a screen is plugged/unplugged while an output window is already open.
Additional warnings on Graphics Card
- As of version 2.11, HeavyM supports running in "Balanced" performance mode on Windows machines with integrated Intel graphics, including Intel Iris Xe models. For previous HeavyM versions, we strongly recommend not to use integrated graphics cards and especially Intel HD/UHD/Xe models.
- We are currently not able to guarantee that the software is compatible will all external graphics cards models.
- Know that your graphics card must be compatible with OpenGL 3.3 (or later). You will find this information on the reseller’s website, though all recent graphics cards are compatible.
In addition, please make sure your cards drivers are up to date!
Note: if you have more than one graphics card, you can make sure HeavyM is running on the dedicated one with this method.
All VGA, DVI or HDMI projectors are compatible with HeavyM. All MIDI controllers are compatible too.
HeavyM does not support Apple's Continuity Camera at the moment.