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PSA - Just a reminder Steam will no longer work on XP/Vista starting January 1

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Jim K    13,074

Just a friendly reminder ...

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Starting on January 1 2019, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. This means that after that date the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows. In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam, users will need to update to a more recent version of Windows.

 

The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows. In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows feature and security updates only present in Windows 7 and above.

 

For the remainder of 2018 Steam will continue to run and to launch games on Windows XP and Windows Vista, but other functionality in Steam will be somewhat limited. For example, new features such as the new Steam Chat will not be available. We encourage all users on these operating systems to upgrade to newer versions of Windows in order to have ongoing access to the latest features of Steam, and to ensure future access to all games and other Steam content.

 

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1558-AFCM-4577

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Mindovermaster    1,872

Fine with me...

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Brandon H    2,855

while I understand the move; no one should still be on XP or Vista for modern gaming; there is one big issue I have with this.

 

What is Valve going to do for legacy games in their catalog that don't run on modern OS's? either they need to have an initiative to patch all available legacy games in their catalog so they can run on modern OS's or they should release a 'Steam: Legacy Edition' launcher that only lists legacy games on it for installing in XP VMs and such :)

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LostCat    1,266
On 12/24/2018 at 11:58 AM, Brandon H said:

while I understand the move; no one should still be on XP or Vista for modern gaming; there is one big issue I have with this.

 

What is Valve going to do for legacy games in their catalog that don't run on modern OS's? either they need to have an initiative to patch all available legacy games in their catalog so they can run on modern OS's or they should release a 'Steam: Legacy Edition' launcher that only lists legacy games on it for installing in XP VMs and such :)

I'd guess most of those games don't have Steamworks integration or DRM.  You can download them on whatever machine you like and copy them over yourself.

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LostCat    1,266

It's about time heh.  I wonder how long devs will support 7 after it dies.

 

I'm still wondering when some dev teams will be over dx9 or OpenGL 2.x :p  Damn few left though.

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DConnell    6,580

What? They can't do that! XP was the best OS ever! It should be supported forever! /s

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