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old games are very slow

  1. #21


    Rio
    Posts : 85
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    Due to my laptop's limited resources, I only play sort of old games, like from 2008 and older. For instance, I play Mafia, which is from 2003 and uses DirectX 8. Apart from in-game smoke getting real strange graphics the game runs very well. I also play GT Legends, a racing game from 2006 on which you can choose which DirectX version you want: 7,8 or 9, if I choose DX8 I can run an entire field of cars without a single hiccup. But older games than 2003 I never tried playing on this laptop, It's not that old, lol.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8.1


    Maybe if we complain enough to microsoft they fix it for the next windows version?
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  3. #23


    Rio
    Posts : 85
    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post
    Maybe if we complain enough to microsoft they fix it for the next windows version?
    Either that or Microsoft could launch a Windows 9 Gamer's Edition or something similar. But then I don't believe us gamers are a very big part of their demographic.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 25
    Windows98 to Windows7


    Gamers are a big part of Microsofts Business, they just aren't always aware of it lol.
    The Game I have trouble with uses DirectX8, it plays perfect , perfectly slow that is, yet plays fine on any setup using Windows95 to Windows7. Gettign strange smoke would be normal in Mafia as you are using emulation and not 3d Hardware. Glad to hear it runs fast for you. Perhaps you should give my game a shot and see if you can find the magic for getting it up to speed
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  5. #25


    Rio
    Posts : 85
    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10


    Quote Originally Posted by madmax1100 View Post
    Gamers are a big part of Microsofts Business, they just aren't always aware of it lol.
    The Game I have trouble with uses DirectX8, it plays perfect , perfectly slow that is, yet plays fine on any setup using Windows95 to Windows7. Gettign strange smoke would be normal in Mafia as you are using emulation and not 3d Hardware. Glad to hear it runs fast for you. Perhaps you should give my game a shot and see if you can find the magic for getting it up to speed
    Please, let me know what this mysterious game is and I'll be glad to try it out on my machine.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8.1


    He mentioned Mafia. So most likely that.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 25
    Windows98 to Windows7


    Here is a link to the files. I have them stored on Mediafire. Don't get tricked by adverstisements and popups.
    Game is defaulted to work on vista/windows7
    DON'T download the XP patch, that is for older computers..

    https://www.eightforums.com/gaming/39439-i-need-people-test-demolition-derby-game-windows-8-a.html



    I really appreciate this..
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  8. #28


    Rio
    Posts : 85
    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10


    Can't even download the game, I click on 'save as' and nothing happens. I'll install Chrome and give it another try later.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 25
    Windows98 to Windows7


    Its a straight forward Mediafire download, the zip file is an executable that will self extract when you run the program.
    Sometimes Mediafire takes a few attempts , if the download got interrupted. Its got over 6000 downloads as of now... but everynow and again mediafire glitches.
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  10. #30


    Rio
    Posts : 85
    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10


    To be perfectly honest with you, and other than that glitch with IE11, I have never heard of this game (now I've seen its name) and since I'm not using an antivirus at the moment I feel a bit reluctant to even download it, let alone extract it on my hdd. Maybe that's what others who have seen your request are feeling. If the game was a well known one and a demo was available I for one wouldn't feel this nervous about trying it out.
    Is there at least one well known game with a demo available you would like me to try out? If so, I would like to give it a shot.
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