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

#1DarkVenomPosted 8/15/2014 7:06:29 PM
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?
#2ChromaticAngelPosted 8/15/2014 7:08:34 PM
the farther away you get from the windows that the game was made for, the less chance it will work.
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#3Nineteen99Posted 8/15/2014 7:09:26 PM
Deus Ex worked for me.
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#4Orestes417Posted 8/15/2014 7:21:30 PM
Haven't hit one that worked on 7 and doesn't work on 8 yet
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#5DarkVenom(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2014 7:22:25 PM
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.
#6LvthnPosted 8/15/2014 7:43:23 PM
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.
#7Bazooka_PenguinPosted 8/15/2014 7:44:32 PM
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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#8Omnipotent_JmanPosted 8/15/2014 7:46:42 PM
- Man, I can't wait for Windows 9.
#9DarkVenom(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2014 7:48:38 PM
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?
#10DarkVenom(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2014 7:50:28 PM
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.