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RadioCompass - System Requirements

Operating System

RadioCompass is designed for Microsoft Windows. Supported Windows platforms are:

  •     Windows 2000 (all versions)†
  •     Windows XP (all versions)
  •     Windows Vista (all versions)††
  •     Windows 7 (all versions)††
  •     Windows 8, 8.1 (all versions)††
  •     Windows 10 (all versions)††


Minimum of 1GB. We suggest 3GB.

Disk Space

Base program size with 3'' terrain is around 4GB.


1280 x 1024 minimum, widescreen or multiple monitors preferred.


3 GHz minimum, multicore preferred.

Internet Access

Required for updates and access to radio databases. See here for detailed information.


†Windows 2000

Due to features being added to RadioCompass, Windows 2000 may become unsupported.

††Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8, 8.1 / Windows 10

While RadioCompass is compatible with the latest versions of Windows, it does require read/write access to the HKLM Registry hive as well as its installation folder. The easiest way to accomplish this is to run the program as Administrator. As Windows Vista and newer run Administrator accounts at the user level, you must force this setting by right-clicking on the RadioCompass icon, going to Properties, then the Compatibility tab, then checking the box at the bottom to "Run As Administrator". You can also skip this step by disabling UAC in Windows.

If the above is not possible, then the RadioSoft key and folder can be manually configured for read/write access.

Note that any RadioCompass disc produced after mid-2008 does the above for you.