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It did. And with DX10 being ONLY with Vista, that turned off gamers from going DX10, which in turn didn't encourage developers to develop games for ONLY DX10
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post #22 of 47
Since Windows XP was used universally around most of the western world when vista was released. I'd say yes vista did damage the PC gaming platform. Bringing out vista exclusive games when such a small number of people had moved over to vista was a kick in the balls for the platform. Not to mention games for windows kind of turned it into a microsoft money making machine.

Also the epic fail of DX10. aka DX9i was a real let down. I was always a big pc gaming enthusiast. I never bothered so much with consoles and always upgraded my PC for the sheer point of playing games. Since vista and DX10 came out I completely lost that motivation. Instead of upgrading my system to DX10 vista I bought a HDTV and a PS3. And most of my money goes into that now. Most games i buy are for PS3 now. Apart from the obvious few like L4D and Fallout.

PC gaming for me has always been about having more freedom in gaming. With vista they took that away. Not to mention the introduction of secuROM. Its as if they're all deliberately trying to kill pc gaming to make more profit on consoles.
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post #23 of 47
Laziness is what killed Vista & DX10. Developers heard the grumblings about Vista/DX10 and just got plain lazy to develop. The “games are faster in DX9/XP” excuse is old. I challenge anyone to run a game that get 25fps in DX9 and tell me it’s playable. I know first hand that you can in DX10 and runs smooth.
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meh, games for windows is alright as long as they do it right. but gears of war on the PC was such an epic fail. sigh what a waste.
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post #25 of 47
Personally, when I switched to Vista a year and a half ago, I wasn't expecting much. What I ended up getting was a robust stable OS that tops XP. It was enough for me to stop dual booting with XP and fully switch to Vista as it was all I was using.

As for gaming, I have a greater stability in my games than I had on XP. My only issue or gripe that I see with Vista is the near lack of IPX support. Aside from that, I am quite happy staying 100% on Vista.
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At this time last year, I was reluctant to switch to Vista. I run two Vista based OSes now because simply, it's better. I don't know how to describe it other than say that XP is an ancient operating system. Gaming wise? I notice no difference between XP and Vista so there's really no argument there.
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post #27 of 47
i think vista is nice.
i honestly think what ruined vista is the companies that sold crappy computers with vista on them. these people were under the impression that vista would be great....because well "newer is better"
but if you're using only like 512mb of ram and have a slower cpu and a like a 8400gs cuz it was on sale at dell for $299 then of course your going to have slow performance compared to someone who actually knows something about computers and builds their own or spends more money on a better one.

i've seen many people complain to me about how vista is slow. then i see what they have in their computer and it's like "no wonder why it runs crappy for you"
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post #28 of 47
* sigh * You took one question from a lenghtly interview and presented that as if it were the subject of the article.

The article's title is "PlayStation 4 Might Live Inside Your PC (and other wisdom from PCGA's Randy Stude)" folks. The Vista issue was just one question, not the meat of the article.

And the answer to that one question is, in one word, NO.
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post #29 of 47
that article is slightly misguided.

Vista had problems at launch, true. one of the main problems though was that DX10 performance in DX10 on the DX10 cards we had at the time was extremely poor and even now isn't truly revolutionary when compared with DX9, not to mention that the majority of games still today don't use DX10. that could be said to be a fault of Vista but it could be said to be a fault of ATi and nVidia. (anyone remember how nVidia apparently forced M$ to lower DX10 requirements?)

though if they want to try and push gaming on a laptop they're mad - the integrated graphics we have now are just WAY too poor. If Fallout 3 can't run on integrated graphics but can run on something as wimpy as 3450 (i'm doing so now and getting really astounding performance on another rig) which is barely better than integrated gfx, then what of games like Far Cry 2 and others?
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post #30 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Webrider View Post
Yes ur right but the thing is having 60fps on xp and then 40 on vista is somewhat of a difference. Lets take a high end machine running GTA 4 which is the newest big game out... Even those struggle to get playable fps. So having 55 fps on GTA on xp and then playing it on vista u get what ? 30? . That performance loss is just stupid for me. Even windows 7 pre beta plays better than vista...

I wont say that Vista killed it but it sure had some bad impact on gaming.
Do you have any recent (post SP1) benchmarks that shows Vista with lower benchmarks? Most of what I've seen is that Vista runs games better than XP.
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