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bujeezus
08-27-2012, 10:09 AM
i hadn't noticed this until just today. takes me back to when doom 3 didn't support win 98 and you had to upgrade to xp to play it. so is this the first title to shun xp?

KingOfSentinels
08-27-2012, 10:24 AM
Lots of titles shun XP now, and it was going to happen sooner or later, older stuff gets discontinued and un-supported, it's just how it goes. Only Directx9 is supported after all. At least you have Windows 7 to upgrade to, stay away from Vista and 8.

bujeezus
08-27-2012, 01:46 PM
yeah my ex had vista. what a piece of shit. i've got plenty of xp era games to get thru before i upgrade tho. at least now, i won't be buyin new shit before i finish the old! lol!

KingOfSentinels
08-27-2012, 01:52 PM
Well it's not like you can't play those games on Windows 7. :P

Badrats Studio
08-28-2012, 03:18 AM
With Windows 7 we also get Compatibility Mode to Windows version under it so upgrading to Windows 7 clearly the best option so far for you.

bujeezus
08-28-2012, 06:18 PM
there isn't an "upgrade" option with 7 from xp last time i checked. how do i keep from losing all my shit and starting over again? that's the one major thing holding me back. is the xp compatibility mode still available on in the professional version or is it in the home version too?

Drunken Savior
08-28-2012, 06:20 PM
What shit are you looking to save?

bujeezus
08-28-2012, 06:21 PM
all my steam games/saves...

Drunken Savior
08-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Steam on how to transfer games. But re-downloading them is your best bet once you upgrade:
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129

Forum topic on how to transfer saves:
http://forums.steamgames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16511843

Most of the saves are found in your 'My Documents and Settings' which is just called 'Documents' in the '~/Users' folder in 7.

spider-prime
08-28-2012, 06:48 PM
most steam games use cloud storage, so most of them are probably already backed up. It recently got upped the limit to it, up to 1 gig.

But you can buy a upgrade windows 7 if you don't want to format your computer and crap. It will keep all of your files intact.

Badrats Studio
08-29-2012, 12:32 AM
is the xp compatibility mode still available on in the professional version or is it in the home version too?

Based on my encounter, Compatibility Mode on all Windows 7 versions covers all versions of Windows versions below it.

bujeezus
08-29-2012, 09:48 AM
Steam on how to transfer games. But re-downloading them is your best bet once you upgrade:
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129

Forum topic on how to transfer saves:
http://forums.steamgames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16511843

Most of the saves are found in your 'My Documents and Settings' which is just called 'Documents' in the '~/Users' folder in 7.

thanks DS.

bujeezus
08-29-2012, 10:08 AM
most steam games use cloud storage, so most of them are probably already backed up. It recently got upped the limit to it, up to 1 gig.

But you can buy a upgrade windows 7 if you don't want to format your computer and crap. It will keep all of your files intact.

the limited research i've done has shown it only keeps settings, etc. an not programs. gonna research it some more tho. would like to be able to use more than 3.85 gb (or whatever xp limit is) of ram.

spider-prime
08-29-2012, 01:12 PM
that limit is cause it's a 32bit OS, if you buy a 64bit Windows 7 or even XP, it will show the full amount of RAM. The limit in 32bit can't go over 4 GBs, but for some reason, on some people's computer it only shows 3.25 gb or 3.85, etc.

bujeezus
08-29-2012, 05:11 PM
i saw a funny quote on one of the overclocking forums i frequent.

"if it ain't broke, fix it til it is!"

hahahaahahahhaaa!!!