Why isn't there an account called "games"....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Man-wai Chang ToDie, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Man-wai Chang ToDie, Dec 12, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Because it would be pointless and hard to implement, what exactly do you
    call a game, and who decides what are games and what are non-game
    applications? Ultimately that's why you've got standard users, and why
    applications run as standard user on the administrator's desktop.

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    Paul Smith, Dec 12, 2007
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    You could make an account that's a standard account then use parental
    controls to limit the account, set it up to run a gaming front-end, or
    whatever.

    My MAME box does this, when it boots it goes into the gaming account which
    simply brings up the front-end program. or media center depending on what
    you want to do.

    Pretty easy to do.
     
    Andy [YaYa], Dec 12, 2007
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  4. That would be extremely difficult considering the wide variety of
    games.
    A better option would be for the user to create a profile with
    customized settings appropriate for the games they use.
    Remember, there is far more to computing than games.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Dec 12, 2007
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  5. Because it would be pointless and hard to implement, what exactly do you
    Games would need exclusive access to both the video and sound. Also a
    folder to store savegames.

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Dec 13, 2007
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  6. Rather than being an account, i THINK it should be a mode or a role. :)

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Dec 13, 2007
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  7. Then what you really want is another computer dedicated for games.
    Then set it up so that it meets your specific needs.

    There are probably to many differing needs for games for all to be in
    one generic category.

    However have you made your suggestion to Microsoft?
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Dec 13, 2007
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    Chris H Guest

    The idea has been broached over the years not only with Microsoft but the
    Microsoft Game Studios, but different games have different requirements, as
    you've stated, and it would be too difficult to select a specific
    one-fits-all setup. The user is more apt to know (hopefully) things like
    graphics and sound settings, and be able to create their own gamer sign-in
    for their favorite game(s).
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    Chris H, Dec 13, 2007
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  9. Not really complicated, if Vi$ta is mimicking the sudo function of
    Linux. You only need to jail the game when it's started and give it
    exclusive access to all hardware....

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Dec 14, 2007
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    Jedi Guest

    Here a simple solution and don't blame the administrator since you need to
    go and buy a book that said, "Vista for dummies"

    Go to Control Panel > Users Account > Turn User Account Control on or off >
    and click on that check box and reset your computer. Ta da... no more
    popup.... ^_^
     
    Jedi, Feb 21, 2008
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