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Old 09-05-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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Any way to make this work in XP

I built this gaming rig, but installed WinXP on it. I still haven't made the jump to Win7.

Any way to make it run on XP?
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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Not with the DirectX 11 requirement:

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The game engine we are using to build the game upon is called Bitsquid. It is a completely new engine, and it was designed from ground up to be able to use all the new features that the newer graphic cards have, and heavily being able to use all cores of the cpu at the same time.

In theory Bitsquid could be modded to support the older dx9 tech. But it comes down to money. We are a small company, and we have to carefully choose what to focus on when we build new tech. We cannot afford to do everything at once
Not sure how I missed this one seeing as the reviews are pretty positive. Worth buying by the looks of it

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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A lot of us don't even get it to work on vista.... Or did they fix that yet? (and no, their solutions don't work for a lot of people).
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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A little bit of research shows that WinXP only has Directx9. Crap.

I have a GTX 460, which itself is a pretty beefy graphics card - but I don't want to upgrade an OS system just to play video games.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:57 PM   #5
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A little bit of research shows that WinXP only has Directx9. Crap.

I have a GTX 460, which itself is a pretty beefy graphics card - but I don't want to upgrade an OS system just to play video games.
Any specific reason you're avoiding Windows 7? It's actually a decent upgrade, unlike crappy Vista.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:44 PM   #6
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Any specific reason you're avoiding Windows 7? It's actually a decent upgrade, unlike crappy Vista.
If you have a computer than can run Vista there's no reason to upgrade and burn $70.

The differences are minimal, unless of course you have a crappy computer, which many do.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:26 PM   #7
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If you have a computer than can run Vista there's no reason to upgrade and burn $70.

The differences are minimal, unless of course you have a crappy computer, which many do.
Vista is the worst OS developed by Microsoft. With crappy or not crappy PC. In fact, Vista was the perfect excuse to continue using XP, but with Windows 7 this is not neccessary. The differences are not minimal but abysmal, specially if we're talking about games and performance.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:36 PM   #8
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If you have a computer than can run Vista there's no reason to upgrade and burn $70.
This. Why? Why would I want to burn $70?

Maybe in 3-5 years, when all games require Directx 11 or higher. But so far, in complete honesty, this is the first game I ever came across that wouldn't let me play because of it's OS.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:38 PM   #9
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Any specific reason you're avoiding Windows 7? It's actually a decent upgrade, unlike crappy Vista.
I had a WinXP 64-bit serial key from my previous computer, so I saved some money by not having to buy a new OS. Plus, it works just fine. (Outside of running this game, of course.)
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #10
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This. Why? Why would I want to burn $70?

Maybe in 3-5 years, when all games require Directx 11 or higher. But so far, in complete honesty, this is the first game I ever came across that wouldn't let me play because of it's OS.
I think he meant to say there's not much point upgrading from Vista to 7.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:00 AM   #11
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My post doesn't have anything to do with the game (just bought it, it's installing now) but I thought I'd comment on the XP/Vista/7 discussion...

I just upgraded to 7 last month from XP. I should mention that I didn't upgrade from ME to XP until 2005. I don't like learning a new OS, and I don't like the fact that Microsoft has gotten more and more restrictive about what the end-user can do... not to mention all of the "are you really really really REALLY sure you wanna do that?" pop-ups whenever I try to tweak anything.

With that said... I am completely and utterly hooked on Win7, and I suspect that they will be trying to pry this out of my cold, dead fingers in about 50 years. Seriously, I can't even begin to list all the ways that I am in love with Win7. Considering how much I despise Microsoft on principle, that's saying a lot.

Now granted, I'm running 7 on a brand new system, custom built top-to-bottom. I've got a GTX 560Ti GPU (single, I don't need SLI yet) with an i5 processor and have 7 installed on a 64g SSD pretty much all by its lonesome aside from having VMs for XP, Ubuntu and yes, even ME. *grins*

So yeah, everything is going to run like a dream on this box, including the OS... but it's worth mentioning that before building this system, I did a trial run with 7 on my nc6400 laptop... and that laptop had some "issues." It took to 7 like a duck to water. Unfortunately, my laptop has a proprietary government BIOS on it, which doesn't support 500g drives - lets 'em run for about 2 weeks and then craps out (gets caught in the infamous Win7 self-repair loop)... so I switched that back to its 80g/XP drive. But that was definitely NOT a 7 issue, it was a hardware/BIOS conflict.

Anyway, I just wanted to post and say that I really do "get" being resistant to upgrading, for all sorts of reasons... but I am so glad I finally got talked into doing it. I <3 7 in a major way, now. If you are able to have an opportunity to tinker extensively with a 7 machine, jump at the chance. You might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:04 AM   #12
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Vista is the worst OS developed by Microsoft. With crappy or not crappy PC. In fact, Vista was the perfect excuse to continue using XP, but with Windows 7 this is not neccessary. The differences are not minimal but abysmal, specially if we're talking about games and performance.


you must be a little younger than myself to make a statement like that, by far the widely accepted worst m$ OS was Win ME, not vista!
i have a win XP machine still as my main gaming machine though so wont be buying this.... i also have win7 on a laptop, but it's not as good or my main machine, as i leave it at my girlfriends.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:51 AM   #13
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Anyway, I just wanted to post and say that I really do "get" being resistant to upgrading, for all sorts of reasons... but I am so glad I finally got talked into doing it. I <3 7 in a major way, now. If you are able to have an opportunity to tinker extensively with a 7 machine, jump at the chance. You might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
I don't deny 7 is a fine OS system. I have it on my laptop for work. It's the part where if you have to pay for it, when I already have an XP that's still awesome. It's like getting rid of a perfectly good 1990's Honda Accord for a hybrid. That Honda still has legs.
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:50 PM   #14
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Any posibility to run the game on XP on a near future?

The game seems to be very funny but I have XP...
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:35 PM   #15
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No. They'd have to rewrite it with a DX9 code path. I think you can also get this game on consoles though.
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