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old games are very slow

  1. #171


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Guys I have an idea, why not move this discussion to the 10 forum? Windows 10 Forums
    Because it's a different forum? People check back here and have accounts here, but not necessarily there?

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  2. #172


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post

    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.
    Win10 will be practically an update/service-pack to 8 which will be abandoned shortly, won't it?
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  3. #173


    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Professional


    No the free offering is only for one year. The fact is, Windows 8 has a support schedule which they should be following and Windows 10 does not count as a service pack.
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  4. #174


    Also waiting on 10 for my laptop and pc. I share the optimism here that 10 will sort out some issues. But, to be fair, not had gaming issues with 8.1. (Freelancer modded), Silent Hunter 4, Far Cry 2, Doom 3, and dozens of puzzling games. no probs. Occasionally a crash with SH4, but nothing else.

    I saw somewhere online that the release version of 10 is actually 10.3.1
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  5. #175


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Guys I have an idea, why not move this discussion to the 10 forum? Windows 10 Forums
    Because it's a different forum? People check back here and have accounts here, but not necessarily there?
    That's my point, they may have answers for you since it is 10 you are discussing. Just thought it might be more helpful. Why not open an account there?

    Btw it is run my the same folks and many of the members here have also joined over there. With the release coming up I would think it would be the place to go for Ten(10) comments, questions and issues. Folks there have been testing it out since the first preview release.
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  6. #176


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Just got done testing the new build 10166. Nothing has changed at all and the problems remain. To the one user who said gta vice city is fixed,it is not fixed. It is still 30 fps.
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  7. #177


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CT Ralf View Post
    Just got done testing the new build 10166. Nothing has changed at all and the problems remain. To the one user who said gta vice city is fixed,it is not fixed. It is still 30 fps.
    Oh well. I guess we'll need keeping around an installed XP/7 copy to play old games.
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  8. #178


    Quote Originally Posted by CT Ralf View Post
    Just got done testing the new build 10166. Nothing has changed at all and the problems remain. To the one user who said gta vice city is fixed,it is not fixed. It is still 30 fps.
    Vice city runs decent even on a 462 computer and AGP video card. Must be something wrong with it or your setup. It doesn't even know about 2 or more cores, it's single threaded engine.
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  9. #179


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CT Ralf View Post
    Just got done testing the new build 10166. Nothing has changed at all and the problems remain. To the one user who said gta vice city is fixed,it is not fixed. It is still 30 fps.
    Vice city runs decent even on a 462 computer and AGP video card. Must be something wrong with it or your setup. It doesn't even know about 2 or more cores, it's single threaded engine.
    Irrelevant. You didn't pay attention to the thread. Part of the issue is that old dx games like that are capped at 30fps in fullscreen mode. The "must be wrong with your setup" part is Windows 8.x.
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  10. #180


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CT Ralf View Post
    Just got done testing the new build 10166. Nothing has changed at all and the problems remain. To the one user who said gta vice city is fixed,it is not fixed. It is still 30 fps.
    Vice city runs decent even on a 462 computer and AGP video card. Must be something wrong with it or your setup. It doesn't even know about 2 or more cores, it's single threaded engine.
    It isn't my setup. Try it yourself, get Fraps or a framerate program and then run the game. It will say 30 fps when you are in the game. They might still be working on it so lets wait and see. They already know and said they are aware of the issue.
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