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#1 +dsbig

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 15:45

I putting every where because maybe some will get microsoft to fix the problem.

 

microsoft broke compatibility with any game that uses directdraw. they recoded it to run those game in hardware mode on software emulation mode. sounds stupid.

 

so thats basicly anygame that uses directx 1 to 7

 

in windows 7 these games got 100+fps

 

in windows 8 they get 11 to 20fps

 

its not hardware issue, so I dont need to list my hardware. its a 2012 build.

 

 

some dev and other people are noticing this problem as well. but I doubt microsoft will fix it




#2 Hum

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 15:48

Good grief -- Microsoft can't make every version of Windows backward compatible with all old software.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 15:59

I see no reason to fix this. DX1-7 are very old and are long past their EoL. I'm more surprised a game running that old of a DirectX version even installs.  You can't support everything forever. 



#4 yowanvista

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 16:00

Just grab a copy of XP and throw it in a VM, pretty much any dated game would run fine with the VM's display driver.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 20:54

That sucks for the people who don't have older copies of Windows, but I'm sure someone will eventually find a workaround. 



#6 Aergan

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 21:11

If the game was any good, look for community patches & DirectX/OpenGL wrappers/renderers for them.

 

I have/have had the following games that are "broken" out of the box working at their full FPS on Windows 8 x64:

  • StarWars Supremacy
  • Planescape Torment
  • Theme Hospital
  • Abe's Oddysee
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Metal Gear Solid Special Missions
  • Croc: Legend of the gobbos
  • Carmageddon
  • Carmageddon 2: Carpocylpse Now
  • Unreal Tournament
  • Red Faction
  • Soul Reaver
  • Soul Reaver 2
  • Blood Omen 2
  • Legacy Of Kain Defiance
  • Half Life (non steam)
  • Blue Shift (non steam)
  • Maxis Pinball
  • GTA: Vice City
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Shadow Warrior
  • American Magee's Alice
  • Flatout
  • Need For Speed III - Hot Pursuit

I'm not including DosBox versions in this list either.

 

Spend some time on it and you'll get it working again.



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 23:39

I've been playing quite a lot of older games on my Windows 8 laptop and sometimes you need to do some research into getting them to run stable, you had to do this in Windows XP for a lot of them. Carmageddon 2 springs to mind.



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 23:51

I cant get bleem! to work with windows 8



#9 shozilla

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 23:53

That sucks for the people who don't have older copies of Windows, but I'm sure someone will eventually find a workaround. 

 

 

That's the reason.. I still have copies from Windows 3.1 and up.



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 23:56

That's the reason.. I still have copies from Windows 3.1 and up.

Its also one of the many reasons why VirtualBox or any virtual solution software exists. :)



#11 shozilla

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 23:57

Its also one of the many reasons why VirtualBox exists. :)

 

I know..  I have copies so I can install on old PC for kids if i plan to have kids someday... so I wouldn't worry about the kids screwing my pc up.  :)   they could play offline until they reach certain age so I can allow them to get online and do whatever they want.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 00:04

I know..  I have copies so I can install on old PC for kids if i plan to have kids someday... so I wouldn't worry about the kids screwing my pc up.  :)   they could play offline until they reach certain age so I can allow them to get online and do whatever they want.

Smart idea!



#13 Darrian

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 00:13

I cant get bleem! to work with windows 8

Use ePSXe



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 00:20

Abe's Oddysee (Steam version) works fine for me on Windows 8. So should Half-Life, Blue-Shift, and Unreal Tournament if you run them in OpenGL mode (which for those games work better in OpenGL mode anyway)



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 00:35

The only thing that is really cool on windows is gaming.If MS make gaming worse, I might end using linux more