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Old 11-20-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Will I be able to play XP games with Vista?

Will I be?
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:12 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:16 PM   #3
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yeah.. of course lol. just not vista games with xp.
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just not vista games with xp.
If you are talking about dx10 games, yes you can. You just have to play them with dx9.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Will I be able to play XP games with Vista?

Viesta has a built in Direct X 9 driver as well as a seperate Direct X 10 driver, so Direct X 9 games will be able to run.
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:55 PM   #6
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Default Re: Will I be able to play XP games with Vista?

I've had a couple of games not install, I get the message "This game has only been tested on Windows XP, setup will now exit" so there may be some that won't run.

This is with RC1 so maybe it will be fixed in the final release.

Generally speaking you would have to hope that eventually Vista will be fully backwards compatible.
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Default Re: Will I be able to play XP games with Vista?

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If you are talking about dx10 games, yes you can. You just have to play them with dx9.
not halo 2
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not halo 2
it's published by microsoft... but I'm pretty sure most (if not all) other publishers will be adding dx9 support. Microsoft just wants everyone to buy Vista.
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Default Re: Will I be able to play XP games with Vista?

the game looks horrible on vista either way

http://www.bungie.net/Games/Halo2Vis...enshots&page=1
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the game looks horrible on vista either way

http://www.bungie.net/Games/Halo2Vis...enshots&page=1
yeah.. crysis on the other hand..
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