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  1. #91


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    Anyone try windows 10 yet? Did anything change or is it the same as in 8/8.1?

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  2. #92


    10??? what happened to 9 ???
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  3. #93


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    10??? what happened to 9 ???
    The cat took it.
    What would have been surprising if they stuck with some reasonable naming scheme for more than two versions. At least it's not Windows One.
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    you asre in the wrong thread here you know? Thisd is about old games
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  5. #95


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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    you asre in the wrong thread here you know? Thisd is about old games
    I think avada is asking if Windows 10 has the same problems with older games than Windows 8/8.1.

    I'd be interested to know that too, although I doubt we'll see any change...If anyone with the Windows 10 preview can test some of the old games which worked under 7 but got funky under 8, that would be nice.

    It's a shame than most of them work better under Linux with Wine than under Windows 8...
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  6. #96


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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    you asre in the wrong thread here you know? Thisd is about old games
    I think avada is asking if Windows 10 has the same problems with older games than Windows 8/8.1.

    I'd be interested to know that too, although I doubt we'll see any change...If anyone with the Windows 10 preview can test some of the old games which worked under 7 but got funky under 8, that would be nice.

    It's a shame than most of them work better under Linux with Wine than under Windows 8...
    Yes I was. Not even sure what he was thinking of.

    It really is a shame... MS needs to hire like one guy to pay attention to it, and maybe rewrite some stuff to run on CPU or a never DX version. It's pathetic that they won't.
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  7. #97


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Anyone try windows 10 yet? Did anything change or is it the same as in 8/8.1?
    This says to me, has anyone tried win 10 yet? Says nothing about games in win 10. As I have not seen Win 9 yet, thats why I queried it.
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  8. #98


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Anyone try windows 10 yet? Did anything change or is it the same as in 8/8.1?
    This says to me, has anyone tried win 10 yet? Says nothing about games in win 10. As I have not seen Win 9 yet, thats why I queried it.
    But since it's in the context of this forum. And apparently win10 being the next update after 8.1...
    Anyway hopefully someone from this thread is experimental enough to try it.
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  9. #99


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    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Anyone try windows 10 yet? Did anything change or is it the same as in 8/8.1?
    I am trying out Windows 10 and sadly the same issue from windows 8 remains. It is really early so we still have that hope. There is a feedback section where we can tell MS some feedback and i reported the issue. Really weird issue. I think it has to do with metro and worrying about multiple devices because in window mode the framerate will change. Who knows,i just hope they fix that issue.
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  10. #100


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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Ralf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Anyone try windows 10 yet? Did anything change or is it the same as in 8/8.1?
    I am trying out Windows 10 and sadly the same issue from windows 8 remains. It is really early so we still have that hope. There is a feedback section where we can tell MS some feedback and i reported the issue. Really weird issue. I think it has to do with metro and worrying about multiple devices because in window mode the framerate will change. Who knows,i just hope they fix that issue.
    Thanks for the information.

    Just to let you know it's nothing to do with Metro. Somewhere along the line between Windows 7 & 8 they screwed up DirectDraw emulation which is what is causing the issue.

    DirectDraw has been emulated since Windows Vista and except for the odd issue here and there worked fine for the most part. Something changed to this emulation in Windows 8 which causes games that use DirectDraw run very slow. For some reason though they work fine in Windowed mode which sort of proves that the issue could probably be fixed very easily however even though we're trying to make Microsoft aware, they don't seem to be doing anything about it. It's possible that they may fix it so it's useful that feedback is left regarding this issue.
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