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Old 01-30-07, 10:10 PM   #25
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Any of you guys having problems with Flash Player. It does not like youtube.
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Old 01-30-07, 11:24 PM   #26
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Old 01-31-07, 01:42 AM   #27
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This thread makes me sad...
My Vista copy shipped yesterday and now i'm afraid to even install it!
Anybody try WoW on it yet? That's my go to game!
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Old 01-31-07, 03:09 AM   #28
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Vista should be recalled.
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Old 01-31-07, 03:18 AM   #29
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It all depends on what you want to be your primary OS. The most important thing about dual booting Vista & XP is you MUST install XP first. If you install Vista then XP it will screw the bootsectors out the wazoo.
Ive got XP on a pair or Raptor X drives in R0, and Vista on another pair of Raptor's in R0. I like that dual boot senario the best.
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Old 01-31-07, 07:13 AM   #30
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Hello!

Just to drop a bit of happiness in here...

Tried on a prelease (RC1 or RC2, not sure) with a GF7800GT and pre-release drivers:
- Everquest 1 - Ok
- Everquest 2 - Ok

Tried (for my nephew's PC) on RC2 64 bits with a Go7900GS and pre-release drivers (moded to install on the Go7900GS):
- NFSMW - Ok (minor defects due to pre-release drivers)
- Call of Duty 1 Demo - Ok (may be minor defects due to pre-release drivers, I don't remember)
- Call of Duty 2 - Ok (minor defects due to pre-release drivers)
- Nolf 1 - Ok
- Nolf 2 - Ok
- Contract Jack - Ok
- BF2 - Ok
- BF 2142 - Ok
- Fear - Ok
- Half-Life 2 - Ok
- San Andreas GTA - Ok

Tried on RTM 64 bits with a GF6600 and pre-release drivers:
- NFSMW - Ok (slower than XP, to be expected on pre-release drivers)
- Trackmania Nation - Ko

Tried on RTM 64 bits with a GF8800GTX and 100.30 drivers:
- NFSMW - Ok
- last but not least: Pong - Ok! (this pong, of course )

Tried on RTM 64 bits with a GF8800GTX and 100.54 drivers:
- NFSMW Ok (seems about on par with XP 32bits, but I've made only a very quick check)

I don't play much, so I haven't tried many games. So far, only TrackMania Nation didn't work, because of the protection system (yes, there's a protection system on it, I believe it's to certify your replay files as the game is free) and I haven't retried it since then. I haven't tried it on the 32 bits Vista.

I would recommand to not be too shy on the RAM, because Vista uses it. I'm not very representative of the average user, as I'm both using Media Center and having more than 800000 indexed files for the search function (no typo), but in my case it uses typically between 500 M to 1 G (generaly around 700 M), depending on the use - it looks like using Media Center and indexing loads of docs is what makes the difference.

Dual boot with XP works well. My biggest problem is that I'm now used to press F8, up, up, Enter when booting in order to allow unsigned drivers because I still have one driver that's not yet signed, which should hopefully not last for long now. Also, I'm still using pre-release drivers for the nf4 motherboard, they're working fine for me with the RTM.

Finally, with the 100.54 drivers the few DX10 samples are now all working correctly on the GF8, although I'm expecting performance improvements in future releases. Not really urgently needed anyway, given the number of DX10 titles available on the market now... :P

I'm happily running Vista x64 RTM since about a month (thank-you Microsoft!), it's working well, way more responsive than my good old XP. As you can see, a few minor incompatibilities here and there, but really no major problems - and that's with the 64 bits version. I'm looking forward to make my farewell to my good old XP in the next few months.

Hope this will help...


Edit: I'll try tomorow to see how R6:Vegas and BF2 are doing on the GF8 with the 100.54...

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Old 01-31-07, 10:44 AM   #31
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Splinter Cell Chaos Theory = won't launch because of unsupported OS
The SCCT demo works for me (although a lot slower than XP), if you're trying the full version it must be the version of Starforce that it uses that is incompatible with Vista and not the game itself.
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Old 01-31-07, 11:28 AM   #32
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The SCCT demo works for me (although a lot slower than XP), if you're trying the full version it must be the version of Starforce that it uses that is incompatible with Vista and not the game itself.
friends from Reloaded already helped me out with that game

Chaos Theory actually runs very good on Vista, i'm suprised, and HDR+AA seems to work allot better, allot less jagged lines
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Old 01-31-07, 11:46 AM   #33
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Why in the world anyone would install a Microsoft OS before at least the first service pack is beyond my comprehension. This has happened with every single MS OS in the past and its going to continue into the future. Right now and for the foreseeable future there is no reason to install Vista. There is no direct x 10, no direct x 10 REQUIRED games, and nothing usable that Vista does that XP does not do. This is just an expanded beta test period that MS does but they charge people to participate. Now a year from now things will probably be completely different, but if you want to keep using your PC's and playing your games glitch free then don't install Vista. It is as simple as that.

Upgrading just because you can will cause nothing but problems.
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Old 01-31-07, 12:23 PM   #34
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Well so far I've not run across any of my apps that don't work, this includes:

Apps
-Foobar2000
-Gaim
-Ventrilo
-Teamspeak
-Nightly build .9 versions of VLC work. (VLC .8.x versions do not unless you use OpenGL)
-Fire Fox
-Thunderbird

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-World of Warcraft - Frequent hard locks and BSOD's at random intervals. There are previously known issues with some areas in Burning Crusade & 8800GTX drivers in XP (imagine issues are still present in Vista), that cause a BSOD 100% of the time, this may be part of the problem.



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Why in the world anyone would install a Microsoft OS before at least the first service pack is beyond my comprehension. This has happened with every single MS OS in the past and its going to continue into the future. Right now and for the foreseeable future there is no reason to install Vista. There is no direct x 10, no direct x 10 REQUIRED games, and nothing usable that Vista does that XP does not do. This is just an expanded beta test period that MS does but they charge people to participate. Now a year from now things will probably be completely different, but if you want to keep using your PC's and playing your games glitch free then don't install Vista. It is as simple as that.

Upgrading just because you can will cause nothing but problems.
Experienced early-adopters dual-boot so we can run the new O/S as much as we can, but when we really need something we use our previous OS. Considering that nearly any piece of software can fail I do not see your point. You say we are in an expanded beta test, so? Early adopters are the reason that SP1's even exist. They are the reason open source technology moves anywhere at all. Stop filling up this thread with your anti-Early Adoption banter and let those with it report their issues and/or fixes.
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There are alot of titles on that list as working that were reported earlier in the thread as broken.

Could that list be more than just a little optimistic?


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This is probably because of nvidia drivers rather than the OS itself. They could have been using a more stable version, a different manufacturer, etc.
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I just installed Vanguard again. I am on x32 and played about 40mins with no issues. IQ is the same, FPS is the same. It's more choppy on occasion and there are a lot more people about on the servers now. I'll stress test it more when I have time.

I am going to try EQ 2 tomorrow. I have to install and patch it again. I avoided that with VG by sticking it on my D drive then returning it to C and using the install disk to update my registry. I forgot to do that with EQ 2.

I will probably install Doom III again to test OGL.

BTW if it hasn't been said Firefox functions perfectly fine under Vista x32. As do spywareblaster and ad-aware SE.

EDIT: Tried Dusk @ 1680x and got 16FPS Something is up.
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