Games and XP

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    Games and XP

    I am posting this because I know a lot of people who have XP, and they can't get games to run or they don't run very well. I also have a friend who doesn't have this problem. I would try and figure it out myself, but I didn't get it installed yet. Could everyone with XP please try to help me out about why some computers with it work and some don't work very well when running games.

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    i've run xp for some time and havent had any problems with it running games - the ones i have tried on it are:
    half life
    half life - opposing force
    counterstrike
    project igi
    swat3
    anachronox
    BG2
    zeus
    startopia
    deus ex

    i think the main problem that people got with games playing is that they dont download the latest graphics drivers for their video cards and just stick with the xp version. for example nvidia have brought out a new detonator driver for use with their cards which resolves some issues with xp
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    Well that is what I thought. I also read something somewhere about that direct 3d will need to be reinstalled but everyone I know either doesn't know what that is or doesn't think it would matter

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    games take up a lot of system resources
    XP demands a lot more
    ARE THE COMPUTERS IN QUESTION UP TO IT??

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    Re: Games and XP

    Originally posted by Korn1699
    I am posting this because I know a lot of people who have XP, and they can't get games to run or they don't run very well. I also have a friend who doesn't have this problem. I would try and figure it out myself, but I didn't get it installed yet. Could everyone with XP please try to help me out about why some computers with it work and some don't work very well when running games.
    Are they DOS games? Apparently XP doesn't emulate
    DOS too well. Here's an article about WinXP
    and Gaming:

    Gamespy Article: WinXp and Gaming
    Staying away from General.

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    yeah their computers are up to it and these are newer games, so they shouldn't be for dos

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