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View Poll Results: Choose your preferred gaming envrionment for newer games.
Still stickin it out with WinXP 49 35.51%
Vista with forced DX9 19 13.77%
Vista DX10 64 46.38%
Other 6 4.35%
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Old 07-31-08, 12:04 PM   #37
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Xp for now,though I have 2 copies(legit)of Vista Ultimate.Now that my hardware is updated I may dual boot again to see the improvements made thusfar.I kinda like the aero bs,and it is a good O/S,the dx10 is not a selling point to me.I prefer stable no hassle computing
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Old 07-31-08, 01:46 PM   #38
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I'm done with XP. As often as I can I favor DX10. When a game looks better and runs better in DX9 then I use run it in DX9. I've been using Vista since pre-release days and I fell in love with it then. There's no way I'd go back.
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Old 07-31-08, 03:38 PM   #39
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I voted for XP. I dual boot but if I have a choice and it has no DX10 features I use XP for many reasons including better sound and better performance. I can hear a drastic difference in audio quality from XP to Vista with DVDs, games, and music especially when 3D-CMSS is enabled.
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Old 07-31-08, 03:57 PM   #40
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I'm currently back to Vista. Now that the downclocking has been fixed with the 280s, I can actually game again...
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Old 08-01-08, 02:22 PM   #41
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Vista x64 with DX9 mostly, for DX10 it depends on the game.
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Old 08-01-08, 05:27 PM   #42
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Vista hasnt met my expectations as a gaming platform, and sticking with XP makes me feel like I am behind the curve. So I have stopped pc gaming.
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Old 08-06-08, 04:07 AM   #43
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Vista x64 DX9 or DX10 when game can use it and it runs the same, CoH is better on DX9 the sound is synched and the FPS are lot better than DX10, Crysis on DX10 is impossible on my system to play well at high settings so DX9 and the rest of my games are DX9 or OpenGL so not much DX10.
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Old 08-17-08, 01:58 AM   #44
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XP 64 bit here.
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Old 08-19-08, 01:44 PM   #45
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Serves you right! next time go OpenGL & stay away from that crap called DX.
Game devs would probably be happier with a bunny hat made of pancakes than what Khronos has done with OpenGL 3.

Although ironically, they tried to avoid a completely compatibility breaking update like DX 10 and they get ripped for it. MS breaks compatibility with DX 10 and they get ripped for it. What's a standards body to do?

Oh, and I game on Gentoo with the exception of BioShock which still crashes after the intro level in Wine.
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Old 08-23-08, 07:55 AM   #46
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I thought this thread was about the actual environment type in game..ie icy..or jungle -.-...

Didn't know if it was about the actual OS hehe...

For me..gonna stick with XP.
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