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What did they change in Windows 8 that almost no games work?

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User Info: DarkVenom

DarkVenom
2 years ago#1
I noticed on W8 most games don't work and they were fine on windows 7. I mainly mean older titles like gta 3 or deus ex. They ran perfectly fine on windows 7 and on 8 they do not work. I noticed this for multiple games on windows 8. Anyone know what they changed that caused this? And will they rectify it for windows 9?

User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
2 years ago#2
the farther away you get from the windows that the game was made for, the less chance it will work.
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User Info: Nineteen99

Nineteen99
2 years ago#3
Deus Ex worked for me.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
2 years ago#4
Haven't hit one that worked on 7 and doesn't work on 8 yet
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User Info: DarkVenom

DarkVenom
2 years ago#5
ChromaticAngel posted...
the farther away you get from the windows that the game was made for, the less chance it will work.


Windows 7 and gta 3 are pretty far away from each other. Even the original diablo from 1996 worked fine on w7. I am talking about many more than usual having issues on windows 8 for some reason. And games that work have bad framerates,i think MS did something that messed up things with the os. I hope they get it right next time with w9.

User Info: Lvthn

Lvthn
2 years ago#6
I haven't had a single game fail to work on Windows 8 that would have worked on Windows 7. Deus Ex I confirm works fine.

User Info: Bazooka_Penguin

Bazooka_Penguin
2 years ago#7
As far as games go, if it worked in 7 it should work in 8. Something is wrong on your end probably
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User Info: Omnipotent_Jman

Omnipotent_Jman
2 years ago#8
- Man, I can't wait for Windows 9.

User Info: DarkVenom

DarkVenom
2 years ago#9
Lvthn posted...
I haven't had a single game fail to work on Windows 8 that would have worked on Windows 7. Deus Ex I confirm works fine.


Did Deus ex work straight up or did you do something to get it to work?

User Info: DarkVenom

DarkVenom
2 years ago#10
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
As far as games go, if it worked in 7 it should work in 8. Something is wrong on your end probably


I have both w7 and w8 on dual boot. deus ex,gta 3 and everything work perfect on w7 but not on 8. same account and hardware,etc. It's the trial version of W8 but i doubt there is a difference.
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