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old games are very slow

  1. #191


    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Professional


    The issue is still not fixed. gta 3 and VC still run at 30 fps,use fraps to see.
    You're right, I play these games with the frame limiter ON and just noticed that it doesn't have the annoying Micro Stutter that Windows 8.0/8.1 had but it seems that it's still lower than it should be with the frame limiter on. There is definitely some progress though as the games seemed to run much worse in 8.x than they do in 10.

    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.
    Pleased to hear it. Thanks for reporting back with the updates Ralf, I'm not in the insider program and I'm running the "stable" version of Windows 10. It's much appreciated that you continue to post updates.

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  2. #192


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    The issue is still not fixed. gta 3 and VC still run at 30 fps,use fraps to see.
    You're right, I play these games with the frame limiter ON and just noticed that it doesn't have the annoying Micro Stutter that Windows 8.0/8.1 had but it seems that it's still lower than it should be with the frame limiter on. There is definitely some progress though as the games seemed to run much worse in 8.x than they do in 10.

    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.
    Pleased to hear it. Thanks for reporting back with the updates Ralf, I'm not in the insider program and I'm running the "stable" version of Windows 10. It's much appreciated that you continue to post updates.
    A recent windows blog post directed gamers to a forum where we can give feedback on windows 10 gaming. I posted the issues there and I found the Kevin C guy there again. I am communicating the issues with him, if you want to vouch and help here is the link:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...=1443122946545


    Anyone else that cares to help please visit the link and post about issues there. If you have any games I did not list and know it has issues then please post them. Kevin C is a Microsoft rep and his job is to help on these issues.
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  3. #193


    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Professional


    Ralf, have you tested any of the more recent builds or are you no longer in the insider programme.

    I'm still running the RTM build as I'll wait for the update to be released officially. There is definitely some improvement over Windows 8 but it's not quite there yet, some games are fine others are the same as on 8. It's odd but I really think they're making progress which is good.
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  4. #194


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Hi everyone, I'm new here. Stumbled on this thread because I had issues with the game Hooligans: Storm over Europe, which relies on Directdraw. It's unplayable on Windows 8.1.

    However, reading this thread I noticed that the games would play in Windowed mode. Of course, this will not do any good for games that don't have that built in, but I found a tool for that. I just tried it with Hooligans and it works perfectly. Maybe someone here can use it as well.

    The only drawback, obviously, is that you can't play full screen.

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  5. #195


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince800 View Post
    Ralf, have you tested any of the more recent builds or are you no longer in the insider programme.

    I'm still running the RTM build as I'll wait for the update to be released officially. There is definitely some improvement over Windows 8 but it's not quite there yet, some games are fine others are the same as on 8. It's odd but I really think they're making progress which is good.
    Yea I checked out the latest and no improvements in the games. I tweeted out to the MS rep as usual each time I test a new update and dont see improvements.
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  6. #196


    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Frans View Post
    Hi everyone, I'm new here. Stumbled on this thread because I had issues with the game Hooligans: Storm over Europe, which relies on Directdraw. It's unplayable on Windows 8.1.

    However, reading this thread I noticed that the games would play in Windowed mode. Of course, this will not do any good for games that don't have that built in, but I found a tool for that. I just tried it with Hooligans and it works perfectly. Maybe someone here can use it as well.

    The only drawback, obviously, is that you can't play full screen.

    DxWnd / Home / Home
    Yes Frans that is a useful utility which can get round the issue for some games, there's certain things it doesn't work with though.

    Yea I checked out the latest and no improvements in the games. I tweeted out to the MS rep as usual each time I test a new update and dont see improvements.
    As always thanks Ralf. When the next version of Windows 10 comes out (Apparently next week) I'll upgrade & also post back on the Microsoft thread.
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  7. #197


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8.1


    Any improvement for this on windows 10? Is anyone a tester here, who gets new builds? Is it worth trying out the anniversary update?

    BTW is there a thread of a similar vein on tenforums?
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  8. #198


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Any improvement for this on windows 10? Is anyone a tester here, who gets new builds? Is it worth trying out the anniversary update?

    BTW is there a thread of a similar vein on tenforums?
    Not a big time gamer but don't have many problems with W10. There is Games thread on 10forums. Drop by, I'm there too and lot's of others.
    Another thing to try. Make full system backup and upgrade to W10 while it's still free. That way you can try risk free and roll back in few minutes if you want to. That way you reserve right to install W10 on same computer even after July 29th deadline.
    P.S. There's DirectX 12 on W10.
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  9. #199


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Any improvement for this on windows 10? Is anyone a tester here, who gets new builds? Is it worth trying out the anniversary update?

    BTW is there a thread of a similar vein on tenforums?
    Not a big time gamer but don't have many problems with W10. There is Games thread on 10forums. Drop by, I'm there too and lot's of others.
    Another thing to try. Make full system backup and upgrade to W10 while it's still free. That way you can try risk free and roll back in few minutes if you want to. That way you reserve right to install W10 on same computer even after July 29th deadline.
    P.S. There's DirectX 12 on W10.
    I meant an old directx/directdraw games in particular. (The theme of this topic)

    I actually tried w10 last year. It sucked so bad that I reverted to windows 8.1 after a few weeks. (I deleted the recovery files by then, so that was another ordeal)
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  10. #200


    Posts : 23
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Any improvement for this on windows 10? Is anyone a tester here, who gets new builds? Is it worth trying out the anniversary update?

    BTW is there a thread of a similar vein on tenforums?
    Just got to try out the latest insider build. There are some improvements but some issues are still there as well. Some games that had issues before got fixed but some others did not. So overall it was a decent update but they still need to continue to work on the compatibility. If you want me to try out a specific game and I have it then I can do that.
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