"Computerworld is reporting that gamers who have installed Vista are reporting problems with first person-shooter titles such as CounterStrike, Half-Life 2, Doom 3. and F.E.A.R. (Users have compiled lists of games with Vista issues.) The complaints, which have turned up on gamers' forums, cite crashes and low frame rates. Not surprisingly, the problems relate to graphics hardware and software: 'Experts blame still-flaky software drivers, Vista's complexity, and a dearth of new video cards optimized for Vista's new rendering technology, DirectX 10. That's despite promises from Microsoft that Vista is backwards-compatible with XP's graphic engine, DirectX 9, and that it will support existing games. Meanwhile, games written to take advantage of DirectX 10 have been slow to emerge. And one Nvidia executive predicts that gamers may not routinely see games optimized for DirectX 10 until mid-2008.'"
Mid 2008 for DX10 games. Just in time for Windows fiji! Lol. Don't waste your time buying Vista. By the time DX10 games come out, Windows Fiji will be out.
17th June 2002
...which you needn't bother buying either. :D
All OSes have teething troubles when they come out, and I have no doubt that the gaming troubles Vista is experiencing will be dealt with - eventually. Likewise, it always takes a good deal of time for games to be 'routinely' optimised for a new version of Direct X. Neither of these were unexpected, let's be honest here, and I have to say that for the last couple of years Microsoft have been doing a better job of addressing problems with their programs. They still have a looong way to go, but they're improving nevertheless.
It is, of course, the fundamental problems I have with the way the OS works that will stop me from buying it, and the next one after that if it shares them as well. If that means I never get to play any modern games, so be it. But apparently, I won't be missing anything anyway...
I don't even know if fiji is going to be much better. I hope so though. I thought vista would be a lot better...
17th June 2002
The-Bleh-Bleh;3532530I don't even know if fiji is going to be much better. I hope so though. I thought vista would be a lot better...
I think that Vista is something of an interim OS. They realised that something as ambitious as Vienna wouldn't be ready by now (upon looking into it, I found that it should have been released by now, but it was pushed back several years apparently), so they had to release something to fill in the gap. This is the longest we have gone without a proper new version of Windows coming onto the market after all (I don't count Server 03), so MS needed a new cash cow to fund their continued OS making. Which is probably why it's lacking on the innovative features, too.
I had problems with WoW, emailed, they told me a whole bunch of things I could try. All I had to do was right click on the launcher, and run it in "windows XP compatibility mode"
I've had no troubles with Vista and games...
FluffBunny;3532632I had problems with WoW, emailed, they told me a whole bunch of things I could try. All I had to do was right click on the launcher, and run it in "windows XP compatibility mode"
Indeed...contrary to popular belief, despite it's size MS does actually have a decent support department; compared to Apple where you have to buy additional support, and Linux/BSD/Whatever where you have the joy of asking for a solution on a forum. Not that there's anything wrong with that as such (I mean, that's what this forum does most of the time), but I'd rather have both options available to me.
I didn't make it!
As stated above, Vista appears to be nothing more than a "stop-gap" and Fiji is just a patch for Vista. Vienna could be something else http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/10/vista-successor-vienna-planned-for-late-2009/
I will stick with my Windows 98SE since it is small, fast, and does exactly what I need it to do without being a hog.
Until your computer inevitably breaks, that is. :p