Making Sure "Games For Windows" WORKS IN WINDOWS!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by PISSED, Feb 20, 2007.


    PISSED Guest

    OK, OK, I'm a serious gamer, and you might know at Microsoft, it's the Gamers
    who throw a lot of money around to stay up to date with the latest toys, be
    it consoles or PCs, or even handhelds. But, when you claim a thing like
    "Games for Windows" and that Vista will bring the gaming world together, and
    that the beginner gamer can look at a box a say "Hey, this needs a 3...I have
    a 5!!!" Sorry man...IT's BS, when games have to be installed...then tweaked,
    then have bypasses put in, like "Run as Administrator" and so on and so
    on....and then not only have NO GAMES FOR DIRECT X 10 AT LAUNCH!! BUT, have
    the existing games go from wow to SH*T in one swift stroke. I had Company of
    Heroes go from a beutiful all effects on, 1280X1024 resolution, high
    a 500+ ping (IN ANY GAME>..EVEN VENTRILO), and I can run the game for more
    then 10 minutes with an Error or lock-up. It if this some ploy to
    try and keep console players on the consoles or PC gamers to go the
    console.....what ever it is.....this is prime reason why Gates got the pie in
    the face years ago. Now I'm gonna take my overpriced, buggy POS and stomp
    the crap out of it, and go back to the world of working programs and 99.9 FPS
    in BF2142 and CS:S at XP world. Where there was nothing wrong....but you
    guys had milk another $200 outta the normal man....PLUS $800 for the card to
    run DX10. And then not to have it work in a game AT ALL....if bloody sad
    man.....people are killed for crap like this in some parts of the world.


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    PISSED, Feb 20, 2007
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    Andrew Guest

    <rant snipped>

    So why are you using Vista so early then?
    Andrew, Feb 20, 2007
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    Dale White Guest

    Sounds like you have a nvidia card. Can't blame Microsoft for that. And
    though I'm a serious gamer as well, I don't fool myself. Vista sales are not
    about having games ready on launch day. This isn't a console, Launch games
    are not required !

    I like many people have played a slew of games off-line and on. I spent most
    of my weekend jumping back and forth between BF2142 and BF2, I even played
    some CS 1.6 to help trouble for someone and then I installed Warcraft 3 and
    played through it a bit. Got a few hours logged under HL2:EP1 and I've
    played FEAR (though not on-line)
    My Girlfriend just finished playing The Sims Life Stories on her Vista

    The run as administrator is a punkbuster requirement and it's there for your
    protection. I don't like it, but that's the life in a more secure world.

    Sounds like you are one of those people who should have waited 6-9 months
    before upgrading, as you don't seem to understand what installing a newly
    released OS is about and the headaches that will ensue has people tackle the
    learning curve and drivers get fine tuned. Next time, get a 2nd hard drive
    and Dual-Boot and save yourself alot of frustration
    Dale White, Feb 20, 2007

    Conor Guest

    Says a dumb **** who hasn't learned from the past TWENTY YEARS that
    Windows is never as fast as the previous version.
    Conor, Feb 20, 2007

    John Harris Guest

    I have no idea what you are talking about with COH. I am running a 1.7 GIG
    system with 2 G of RAM and a ATI RADEON 1950X Vid Card and COH runs
    outstanding on my Vista Home Premium system (installed as an upgrade).
    John Harris, Feb 20, 2007

    John Harris Guest

    What part of the world are people "killed" becasue they can't play a video
    game?? Sounds like someone needs to get a life and leave their apartment.

    ......people are killed for crap like this in some parts of the world.
    John Harris, Feb 20, 2007

    Paul Smith Guest

    Do you believe in other conspiracy theories too?

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

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    Paul Smith, Feb 20, 2007

    Andy Guest

    Flight Simulator X I believe uses DirectX 10, but I assume you'd need a nV
    8800 chipset to take advantage of the new libs.

    And in Microsofts defense, Windows XP didn't launch with any DirectX 9
    software, so... Guess that means Microsoft doubled their launch lineup for
    Vista ;)

    Don't be pissed man, ask the questions, find out what's going on and it'll
    all be good. I know I wasn't expecting wine and roses by picking up Vista so
    soon, but I think people are fooling themselves if they thought Vista would
    be perfect and simple. I personally love figuring out the problems and
    finding the fixes. If I wanted to just game and do nothing else, I would of
    gotten a PS3/Wii/360. Well I did get a Wii. :)


    Andy, Feb 20, 2007
  9. Dale \Mad_Murdock\ White, Feb 20, 2007
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    Andy Guest

    Honestly it was "something I heard", I used to play MS FS on my Atari ST,
    and just couldn't get past the urge to crash into the tower over and over

    So I stand corrected, and not at all suprised.
    Andy, Feb 20, 2007
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    Chessnut Guest

    Hi there,
    I have just bought a new computer as recommende by a computer mag as the
    best buy gaming machine, Nvid card 8800GTS, wont let me even start to play
    HALO 2 for vista, cant get past the opening credits, upgraded the drivers and
    still no joy, it wont even play Halo 1 aftter a certain level about the 3rd
    or 4th mission.
    So I am in complete agreemet with you.
    If anyone can put me right I will stand corrected.
    Chessnut, Sep 9, 2007
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