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old games are very slow

  1. #181


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by avada 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.
    Oh well. I guess we'll need keeping around an installed XP/7 copy to play old games.
    If it is not fixed i won't get Windows 10. I prefer windows 7 too anyways in terms of ui/ux and of course for a variety of gaming. I wouldn't give up on it yet though, they are aware of the issue and could still be trying to fix it. I never expected them to fix the framerate issue with UT 99 and DOOM 1 and 2 not working at all but they did so there is still hope.

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  2. #182


    Posts : 119
    Windows 8.1


    Well, I tried two games on win10. Desperados runs at 0-1 FPS closer to 0 if you enable one of the enemies' view. So no improvement.
    No One Lives Forever is worse. Doesn't remember settings there's some black flickering covering 2/3 of the screen rendering it unplayable.
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  3. #183


    Posts : 119
    Windows 8.1


    Shame on Microsoft. Billion dollar company won't pay a handful of people to write a good compatibility layer for old apis.
    Single enthusiast people can implement directdraw over modern directX. Friggin' money hoarders.
    I played Desperados through recently with dgVoodoo 2, and it ran almost perfectly. There were some occasional graphic glitches in the menu and that's that.
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  4. #184


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Shame on Microsoft. Billion dollar company won't pay a handful of people to write a good compatibility layer for old apis.
    Single enthusiast people can implement directdraw over modern directX. Friggin' money hoarders.
    I played Desperados through recently with dgVoodoo 2, and it ran almost perfectly. There were some occasional graphic glitches in the menu and that's that.
    The last build from the preview and release have no difference so i didn't expect any improvements. There is always a chance that they fix it since they are aware of the issue. I never expected them to fix doom 1 and 2 not working at all and ut 99 having bad framerate but they did. We just have to keep checking when an update comes and they will still keep the feedback app despite the release of W10. The link i usually provide to vote keeps getting higher and almost in the top 10, no way they can miss that. Also the 3rd topic with most votes on gaming also has to do with making older games being better supported.
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  5. #185


    Posts : 119
    Windows 8.1


    Where do I access this feedback app?
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  6. #186


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Where do I access this feedback app?
    The feedback app should be there if you have windows 10. Maybe they require you to download it from the MS store now. Just go to start and search for feedback and it should appear. For me it was there in the tiles on the start menu but i had the preview for a while so maybe things changed a bit. Also the other way to contact them is from the users voice website which is the link i usually provide. Here is that link:

    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums...y/87204-gaming
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  7. #187


    I've been having major blackouts on games in past 30 hours. Tried everything, including reinstalling motherboard drivers, vga and other graphic stuff on disk, then even did a none destructive reinstallation of 8.1. To no avail. could not figure it out, so found 10 in my update box and hit the button ......................
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  8. #188


    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Professional


    It seems that any issues with DirectX8 & older games running slow has been resolved in Windows 10. GTA III, VC etc no longer has the weird stuttering when the frame limiter is switched on. DirectDraw games themselves appear to still have the same issue. Some older games installed from discs no longer launched as support for old versions of SecuROM and SafeDisc have been removed from Windows 10.
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  9. #189


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    It seems that any issues with DirectX8 & older games running slow has been resolved in Windows 10. GTA III, VC etc no longer has the weird stuttering when the frame limiter is switched on. DirectDraw games themselves appear to still have the same issue. Some older games installed from discs no longer launched as support for old versions of SecuROM and SafeDisc have been removed from Windows 10.
    The issue is still not fixed. gta 3 and VC still run at 30 fps,use fraps to see.
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  10. #190


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    build 10532 seems to have fixed the gta III framerate issue, now it runs at hundreds of framerate. Other issues remain the same. Progress at least.
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