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old games are very slow

  1. #121


    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Professional


    GPUs are in no way the issue with this particular bug now so it must not be involved thus confusing the issue. There are workarounds which involve changing some of the DirectX parameters as explained here Windows 8 strange things and 3d faster in window. The workaround makes the games run much smoother in Windows 8, if it was a GPU issue no amount of workarounds would solve the issue. It's just a stupid overlooked bug in the DirectDraw emulation nothing more, possibly quite an easy fix by someone who knows what they're doing.

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  2. #122


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    The workaround makes the games run much smoother in Windows 8, if it was a GPU issue no amount of workarounds would solve the issue. It's just a stupid overlooked bug in the DirectDraw emulation nothing more, possibly quite an easy fix by someone who knows what they're doing.
    Sadly I think you're right. But even if it's something easily fixed by any MS developer, I doubt it will ever be done. This problem doesn't affect enough people to invest time and money on a fix.
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  3. #123


    Posts : 119
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    The workaround makes the games run much smoother in Windows 8, if it was a GPU issue no amount of workarounds would solve the issue. It's just a stupid overlooked bug in the DirectDraw emulation nothing more, possibly quite an easy fix by someone who knows what they're doing.
    Sadly I think you're right. But even if it's something easily fixed by any MS developer, I doubt it will ever be done. This problem doesn't affect enough people to invest time and money on a fix.
    Maybe it's time to organize Microsoft pestering in the Windows 10 feedbacks.
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  4. #124


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    There is some feedback, we just have to spread the word on several forums for people to click the "me too" button on feedback. Also the twitter for the guy in charge of windows 10 updates is:

    https://twitter.com/GabeAul

    I messaged him about the issue but i am sure others messaging him with the issue will help with the awareness.

    If anyone is on W10 preview and you want to help just go to the feedback app on the start menu where the tiles are at and then look for steam. You can find it on recent programs, just run steam first and then check. You will see a long post with multiple links and it starts with "certain games run at lower framerates..." and there is also another separate feedback post called "framerate in older games cut in half..."
    Last edited by CT Ralf; 19 Oct 2014 at 20:09.
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  5. #125


    I have the GeForce GTX 750 ti in a new quad core - it runs the Wolfenstein New Order perfectly. I had an ATI 6700 before this in a quad core and it was useless for The New Order.
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  6. #126


    Posts : 119
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I have the GeForce GTX 750 ti in a new quad core - it runs the Wolfenstein New Order perfectly. I had an ATI 6700 before this in a quad core and it was useless for The New Order.
    This has nothing to do with this topic.
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  7. #127


    It is in reply to an earlier post regarding graphics cards and games, therefore relevant. In hindsight maybe I should have quoted the post.
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  8. #128


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    I made a thread in the feature suggestion for Windows where Microsoft gets feedback. Vote to get it noticed. 3 votes is the max so that would be better if you can. Here is the link:

    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums...en-in-since-wi
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  9. #129


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Done!
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  10. #130


    Posts : 119
    Windows 8.1


    Anything change in the new build of Win10?
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