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Old 01-30-07, 12:16 PM   #12
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Default Re: Vista Application Compatibility Thread

Just seems like more and more reasons to add to my list for not buying Vista any time soon. Backwards compatibility in Vista when it comes to games seems horrible and it's not just because of Nvidia beta drivers. Saying that Vista is better for games is misleading. It will be better for games that are designed for Vista and that seems like about it. Also the fact that I would have to get rid of my beloved Audigy 2 and swap it for an expensive X-FI just to even be able to use EAX which almost every game I have supports is just lame. Seems like Microsoft wants to kill Creatives' dominance of the sound card market and diminish support amongst developers to use EAX. Windows Vista is the biggest excuse to get people to buy new pc parts the pc industry has ever done. Consider this, Vista requires powerful hardware to run. That hardware requires more juice to run. As more and more people start to use Vista, power consumption around the world will go up. Thus, pollution would increase globally because of the increased required output to power all these Vista computers. No thanks Microsoft, I'll stick with an OS that is not broken and isn't so advanced that it's not compatible with anything else.

Windows XP=
Windows Vista=
Antec Neo HE 550w SLI Ready PSU
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 1MB L2 Cache@2.20Ghz
Chaintech VNF3-250 Nforce 3 250 (5.11)
2x Seagate Barracuda 80GB
Sony DDU1622 48x/16x DVD-ROM
Plextor Plexwriter 40/12/40 CDR-W
Corsair Value Select 2,048MB PC3200 DDR400
Acer AL1916 19" LCD (1280x1024x32@75hz)
EVGA e-Geforce 7800 GS CO Superclocked@460/1350Mhz (174.74)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (2.09.0016)
Creative Labs Inspire 5.1 5300 Speakers
Windows XP Pro (SP2/Direct X 9.0c/IE7/WMP11)

Old GPU cards I still have (PNY Geforce 4 ti 4600/BFG Tech Geforce FX 5800 Ultra/BFG Tech Geforce FX 5950 Ultra/BFG Tech 6800 GT OC)

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