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Is Windows 8 Consumer Preview Built for games yet?

  1. #1


    Leicester
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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Is Windows 8 Consumer Preview Built for games yet?


    Hi, I love the new Windows 8 Consumer preview, I was wondering if it was build to run games yet because I have had a lot of lag issues on windows 8. Will this get better or is this the best gaming performance?
    Last edited by Spoonhead98; 03 Mar 2013 at 15:58.

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Hi,

    You can't capture a game and then post it as proof of lag. The capture process itself is a huge hit.

    You can install the video driver:

    Drivers - GeForce

    Newer version: NVIDIA GeForce 301.24 Beta 64-bit download from Guru3D.com

    Gaming is excellent on Windows 8. It's your system. If you didn't install the driver yet, it will fix it. I would choose the second link to install from.
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  3. #3


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Hi, I already installed the drivers from the official NVidia site, is this one better? BTW its not a Virtual Machine anymore.
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    Type msinfo32 in the start menu then press enter. File | save on the opened screen. Zip or rar the saved file then attach here. Something is obviously wrong if your games aren't playing at least decently on your hardware. I should be able to figure it out.
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  5. #5


    Istanbul
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 X64 Consumer Preview


    It might be normal to be laggy as Midtown Madness 2 was released almost 10 years ago maybe more compability issues happen. Have you tried other games than Midtown Madness? I play Battlefield 3 and Skyrim on Windows 8 X64 CP without any problem. I recommend you to try another game which is newer, then it will be easier to focus on source of the problem.
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  6. #6


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Hi, I am going to get a new graphics card soon because my old one has been overheating for many months and has started to have graphics bugs on games that do work. it has reached 80 - 90 degrees so that is most likely the problem.


    Msinfo32: Spoonhead98.zip
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    I installed the original Diablo CD (designed for Windows 95). But to get the color right, I had to use the compatibility mode for Windows 7 basic. The latest patches only took it that far, and it works fine. Since your game worked all right on Windows 7, when you're in Windows 8 go online and look for patches and updates and see what mode they advise you to run in.
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  8. #8


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Ok, I have found windows xp compatibility patch, installed it, it makes things better and the game runs good but when I crash into something or go over a bump in the road, it crashes for about 5 seconds then goes back to normal. It is very annoying.

    Thanks
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 bit


    so far i've run borderland, trine2 and skyrim without issue on Win8 CP - using AMD 6870 Win8 official beta drivers
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  10. #10


    I've been able to install old 32-bit games I enjoy, and some of them have problems. But they also had problems on Win 7 and even XP. Usually I can solve the problem. Most 16-bit games wont run on any of them.
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