Topic Title: Win8 on Vintage AGP working nicely
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Created On: 01/27/2013 11:35 AM
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 01/27/2013 11:35 AM
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Dungeon Master

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See Computer #2 in my sig?

It's now running win8pro x86 using..

Catalyst 10.2 for vista in compatibility mode.

Audigy2 drivers from Creative.

MOBO and all else installed flawlessly.

I can even play L4D, CSS, CS1.6, Serious Sam 1.  That's all I've tried as it's not meant to be a gaming machine anymore.

I post this as there's only a few days left at the 40.00 price mark for digital download. Windows Media Centre is still free until end of month too.


#1: FX-6350, Antec Kuhler 920, MSI 970 Gaming, Powercolor R9 290X, ASUS Xonar D2X, GSkill (F3-14900cl9d-8gbxl), Antec Truepower New 750, Arc Midi, Win8.1pro x64
#2: MSI A88X-G45, AMD A10-7850K, Asus 5870v2, Antec900 case, AMD 2x4GB 2133 (R938G2130UK), Antec 750 True, 128GB Sandisk SSD, WD Black 1TB, Win8.1pro x64
#3: Athlon 64 X2 4200+, AGP 1950pro, Audigy 2, Asus A8V-D, 2gig ram, Enermax 465P. Now on Win8.1pro cat 10.2

 01/28/2013 07:21 PM
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Ninja Zombie Killer

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The non-HD Radeon drivers for Vista and later are complete garbage, especially the OpenGL part. You'd get a very nice fps boost by downgrading to XP. Though I know it's also quite enjoyable installing new OS's onto ancient machines and vice versa. I too do it often.


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