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    vista vs windows

    Post by Dark_wizzie on Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:33 am

    alright.
    which is better?
    by better i mean:
    faster, easier to use, allows gaming.
    some say vista isn't ready for gaming.
    your thoughts?
    i think those 5000 dolalr gaming comps are xp not vista, tho.



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    Re: vista vs windows

    Post by Guest on Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:53 pm

    I don't know. All I use is DosBox. Laughing

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    Re: vista vs windows

    Post by Schabbs on Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:45 am

    I don't have Vista yet but I've heard that it will only play Wolf3D with DosBox. VDMSound won't work on it. Sad



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    Re: vista vs windows

    Post by Raziel on Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:37 am

    @Schabbs wrote:I don't have Vista yet but I've heard that it will only play Wolf3D with DosBox. VDMSound won't work on it. Sad

    That's such a bummer! I say stay with win98 or XP for Wolfenstein3D Very Happy




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    Re: vista vs windows

    Post by WLHack on Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:43 am

    Well, what I have expremented with Vista, it really isn't worth of it...

    Heh, I tried ToS in DosBox using Vista and eventhough I
    raised the Frameskip to maximum, the game was still
    horribly slow...

    Also when it comes to other games I have tested,
    only thing I got was random crashing when Vista suddenly
    wanted me to verify if its okay to the game to access
    the files it needed...

    So I think XP is far better for gaming (though I would
    stick with 3.1. or 98).

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    Re: vista vs windows

    Post by Dark_wizzie on Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:50 am

    @Schabbs wrote:I don't have Vista yet but I've heard that it will only play Wolf3D with DosBox. VDMSound won't work on it. Sad
    that stinks! ill go with xp then Neutral



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    Re: vista vs windows

    Post by lilmanjs on Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:33 am

    I heard a rumor that the makers of vdmsound are trying to work on a vista only version of the program. I hope that rumor is true.





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    Re: vista vs windows

    Post by Guest on Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:46 am

    @lilmanjs wrote:I heard a rumor that the makers of vdmsound are trying to work on a vista only version of the program. I hope that rumor is true.
    Haha. They haven't worked on VDMSound in like 4 years, why would they start again now? Plus, Windows XP actually RUNS dos games, just without the adlib music and sounds. Windows Vista doesn't even run dos games at all. Making the sound work on a platform where Dos doesn't even work seems quite useless - in my opinion.

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    Re: vista vs windows

    Post by Xaero330 on Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:31 pm

    Windows XP is better for gaming because you will get higher frame rates. In Vista your frame rates will drop significantly, regardless of your hardware. Vista will be more stable when a service pack is released. If you want Vista because of DirectX 10 instead of DirectX 9 your not missing out on anything special. DirectX 9 graphics look almost the same as DirectX 10 graphics. Also, DirectX 9.L is supposed to be released soon. Its DirectX 10 for XP.

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