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old games are very slow

  1. #161


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    avada - If I'm not mistaken I think the aiming issue in GTA3/VC is a problem within the game it's self at higher resolutions. I've found running it in a 4:3 resolution solves the issue. I think there are POV mods to solve it.
    Now that you mention it there was the issue that the aim wasn't where the crosshair was. But there was also the issue with mouse movements too.

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  2. #162


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    Has anyone tried DirectDraw gaming in Windows 10 Build 10158/10159? I can't seem to get the update here, looks like it's only for the en-us version.
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  3. #163


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    Windows 8.1


    News: Getting Ready for Windows 10! â
    In fact, many games that had issues on operating systems newer than Windows XP once again won’t suffer any hiccups on Windows 10.
    I wonder if this means they'll fix directdraw games.
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  4. #164


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    Windows 10 Professional


    I tried some DirectDraw games on build 10162, GTA III & Midtown Madness 2 and they wouldn't even launch. There were some leaked release notes for 10163 which state that an issue with full screen Direct3D 8 games not launching has been resolved so it looks like it could be a work in progress.

    Build 10166 has just been released so the issue should be resolved and the games should be running at full speed if they have indeed solved these issues. I don't have the preview installed on hardware at the moment so I can't test but if any of you do on the fast ring it's definitely worth trying some of the old games.

    I wonder if this means they'll fix directdraw games.
    A lot of people on GOG.com don't even seem to realise that there's an issue running these games on Windows 8, probably because they haven't played them in years and don't realise they're running much slower than they should be.
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  5. #165


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    I tried some DirectDraw games on build 10162, GTA III & Midtown Madness 2 and they wouldn't even launch. There were some leaked release notes for 10163 which state that an issue with full screen Direct3D 8 games not launching has been resolved so it looks like it could be a work in progress.

    Build 10166 has just been released so the issue should be resolved and the games should be running at full speed if they have indeed solved these issues. I don't have the preview installed on hardware at the moment so I can't test but if any of you do on the fast ring it's definitely worth trying some of the old games.

    I wonder if this means they'll fix directdraw games.
    A lot of people on GOG.com don't even seem to realise that there's an issue running these games on Windows 8, probably because they haven't played them in years and don't realise they're running much slower than they should be.
    DirectDraw≠Direct3D. The two games can't be directdraw becuase they're 3D.
    But it didn't such as much on win8... Vice City for example ran, but only at 30 fps and mouse movement issues.

    Not realizing how slow DDraw games run would be hard because it ranges between excruciating and unplayable.
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  6. #166


    Just tried Vice city and it runs full speed and some more on all highest settings, mouse issues only in menus, don't react to mouse clicks.
    10166 W10.
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  7. #167


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Just tried Vice city and it runs full speed and some more on all highest settings, mouse issues only in menus, don't react to mouse clicks.
    10166 W10.
    Some good news then.
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  8. #168


    Posts : 23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    I tried some DirectDraw games on build 10162, GTA III & Midtown Madness 2 and they wouldn't even launch. There were some leaked release notes for 10163 which state that an issue with full screen Direct3D 8 games not launching has been resolved so it looks like it could be a work in progress.

    Build 10166 has just been released so the issue should be resolved and the games should be running at full speed if they have indeed solved these issues. I don't have the preview installed on hardware at the moment so I can't test but if any of you do on the fast ring it's definitely worth trying some of the old games.

    I wonder if this means they'll fix directdraw games.
    A lot of people on GOG.com don't even seem to realise that there's an issue running these games on Windows 8, probably because they haven't played them in years and don't realise they're running much slower than they should be.
    Do you have a link to the leak that said that?
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  9. #169


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    Guys I have an idea, why not move this discussion to the 10 forum? Windows 10 Forums
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  10. #170


    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by CT Ralf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    I tried some DirectDraw games on build 10162, GTA III & Midtown Madness 2 and they wouldn't even launch. There were some leaked release notes for 10163 which state that an issue with full screen Direct3D 8 games not launching has been resolved so it looks like it could be a work in progress.

    Build 10166 has just been released so the issue should be resolved and the games should be running at full speed if they have indeed solved these issues. I don't have the preview installed on hardware at the moment so I can't test but if any of you do on the fast ring it's definitely worth trying some of the old games.

    I wonder if this means they'll fix directdraw games.
    A lot of people on GOG.com don't even seem to realise that there's an issue running these games on Windows 8, probably because they haven't played them in years and don't realise they're running much slower than they should be.
    Do you have a link to the leak that said that?
    -= WZor.Net =- - Windows 10 Insider Preview Release Notes: Build 10163.0.150630-1700

    DirectDraw≠Direct3D. The two games can't be directdraw becuase they're 3D.
    Yes, been confusing the two as it's problem which seems to affect anything DirectX8 or lower.

    Guys I have an idea, why not move this discussion to the 10 forum? Windows 10 Forums
    Good idea however this issue affects Windows 8 as well and they should really be backporting these fixes once they are complete as Windows 8 is in mainstream support.
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