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Hey, I would like to know what games currently do not work, or do not work well, on Vista. Does anyone have a list?

Primarily, I want to know if the following games will work fine:
All original Half-Life games and mods (particularly CS 1.6)
All Source games and mods
Battlefield 2
Halo
Call of Duty 2
FEAR Combat
Far Cry

Those are games that I want to know about in particular, but if anyone knows of any others or has a list that would be great, because I'm also just curious as to what games are incompatible or have issues.

Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 21
Every game you have listed should work.
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There are no games thta have trouble with Vista

It seems to be isolated systems.

For example we could have the exact same system and both running Vista.....yet mine won't play HL2 and yours will.

Alot of people are not having many problems with Vista and games, it's jsut they loose some FPS
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The first two are officially supported by Valve under Windows Vista, so if you do have issues they will provide support on it.
    
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There are no games thta have trouble with Vista

It seems to be isolated systems.

For example we could have the exact same system and both running Vista.....yet mine won't play HL2 and yours will.

Alot of people are not having many problems with Vista and games, it's jsut they loose some FPS
Alright, that's good to hear. I may upgrade to Vista a bit sooner than I previously would have

Although I'll still wait at LEAST until either Crysis comes out, or the first service pack is released (whichever comes first)
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all steam games work. i know stalker does not work from experience, it has crashes like crazy and i just quit the game because of it until i get xp again. but maybe there was an update recently though?
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Alright, that's good to hear. I may upgrade to Vista a bit sooner than I previously would have

Although I'll still wait at LEAST until either Crysis comes out, or the first service pack is released (whichever comes first)
I don't think there will be a need for a Vista service pack.

It is just mostly drivers that are having problems, they should be matured a bit more by the time you choose to buy it.

I did a bit of reesearch on Vista before i decided to buy it. And it doesn't seem that bad, most things have driver support now....granted they are not all perfect, but nothing rarely is first time round

Mine comes on Friday so hopefully i won't have any issues *crosses fingers*
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I don't think there will be a need for a Vista service pack.

It is just mostly drivers that are having problems, they should be matured a bit more by the time you choose to buy it.

I did a bit of reesearch on Vista before i decided to buy it. And it doesn't seem that bad, most things have driver support now....granted they are not all perfect, but nothing rarely is first time round

Mine comes on Friday so hopefully i won't have any issues *crosses fingers*
I'm hoping the Vista service pack will improving gaming performance.
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AFAIK, Vista will not have a such thing as a service pack, so I wouldn't wait on it.

Updates\\patches have been coming out regularly though via the automatic updates thing.
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AFAIK, Vista will not have a such thing as a service pack, so I wouldn't wait on it.

Updates\\patches have been coming out regularly though via the automatic updates thing.
But not everyone that has Vista is connected to an internet connection. A service pack can serve to collectively update several issues, etc.

A service pack will happen. The question is when.
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