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Old 11-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Steam compatibility autofixes for Windows 8 users

Steam should enable a feature that automatically changes Windows compatibility modes or installs patches for games that crash, will not load, black screen, etc. on Windows 8. I found it rather annoying that a game blacked out and locked up my desktop, forcing me to log off Windows and log back in. I understand about older pre-Vista games having issues, but games for Windows Vista and 7, come on! Not all of them have any issues, but you will need to go through a couple of hoops to fix the ones that have problems. Hopefully Steam can enable this sort of feature for Windows 8 (and Vista and 7).
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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Steam doesn't even support Windows 8 yet, so they shouldn't do this.

Even if Valve did support Windows 8, they shouldn't spend time doing this, as some solutions won't work for some users (infact, it might make it worse) and it'll use up a great deal of Valve's time, for something that isn't their responsibility.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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If you have Windows 7 on your PC right now, why in the world would you switch to Windows 8? Windows 7 has been fantastic for gaming, and just works great all around.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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I don't get why people keep updating to Windows 8 when they probably have 7... Its not like its broken or anything...

Also, like Fish-E said, Steam hasn't officially announced that Steam will be supported on Windows 8, so you should have expected to see bugs, incompatibility issues when you upgraded and tried to use Steam on the new OS.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #5
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AFAIK valve is switching to linux as the main platform because windows 8 "is a disaster".
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:03 AM   #6
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Steam runs perfectly fine in Windows 8 and my fps performances have improved. You just need to set the Windows compatibility mode to Windows XP or 7 for some games.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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Steam is running just fine for me in windows 8 64 bit. Performance of many games has improved slightly, I haven't even had to set the compatibility mode on any yet, but have mostly only played recent released titles since the changeover.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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AFAIK valve is switching to linux as the main platform because windows 8 "is a disaster".
He said the same thing about the PS3..
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:45 AM   #9
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Steam should add features for my operating system that isn't supported because I couldn't wait to see if it would be supported.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:35 AM   #10
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Consider also it's the publishers who have to send the proper patches to Steam for review and distribution.
Steam cannot happily start distributing the first 'Win8 hotfixes' they find for the games they sell.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #11
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Up, the Steam client has been doing weird things lately to my win 8 x64 installation, like hogging cpu resource while it freezes.

I should go back to win7 x64 but what the heck, I like trying out new stuff like this new OS, just like I buy my games.
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