Back in the nineties, Ascaron came out with a game called Sacred. It was a good game, but if you played it on a Dell with AOL installed, you had to reformat. In 2008, they came out with Sacred 2, a game so buggy that the company folded.

But I just installed the free demo version on Windows 8. Except for mouse difficulty (I even installed a new mouse) it ran fine. Reviews said that on Windows 7 it frequently shut down, and Ascaron stopped selling it in the US. Desined for Vista, it would not play on XP.

This is one more example of how Windows 8 is more powerful "under the hood" than its predecessors.