I'm a pretty new user to this forum, and i joined mainly for one reason. I need an answer, why does Vista ruin so many great games. After playing several games, some old some new, I can only notice one consistent theme..issues with my games. While some issues may be attributed to games themselves, i am however finding a very aggravating connection between my new laptop and vista and a huge jump in computer game problems.
My specs: 2 GB RAM, 32bit OS, 2.50 Ghz processors (dual processors), and 100 GB of memory
To start i have problems with the following games:
StarLancer (god i'll be damned if anyone has heard of it)
Unreal Tournament 2004
D2, WC3 and UT2004 i played ludicrous amounts of, so the errors i really noticed, however starlancer i restarted playing only recently and arleady found bugs with it.
For starters, D2. I know that utilizing add ons and various programs to help me through the game is 'cheating' and against the rules, however it still does NOT explain the massive lack of programs such as Maphacks and other things. I mean, for christs sake, its such a harmless hack and SOOO many people use it (not to mention there are far worse, more common, more easily found hacks like bots) but yet, almost not ONE maphack for diablo 2 works on vista (the main reason i quit the game). The only i that DID work, crashed the game persistently after several map reveals.
Ok, so lets pause for a second, i'm ranting about a game addon that's illegal, but why the hell is vista the OS that's giving me the biggest headache ever with this..
Next, WC3. my favorite game. Well, only a recent problem, but MASSIVE issue. Whenever i log on my account to B.net (for those that are unfamilar, the program/servers that support multiplaying online), it crashes the game (window freezes completely). Never had any problems till only recently (played on my vista laptop for like a year and suddenly after doing updates i noticed this issue). Ok, so maybe this is the game's fault..
Moving on..Starlancer..i used to have SOME issues with playing the game, specifically, at the end of specific missions, the game would crash. Well god help me, cause now its happening after every mission..Let's assume that, god forbid, there's something wrong with the damn cd...
Next UT2004, the harbinger of troubles for me. Before i always had resolution setup problems with D2 and WC3 (always in the wrong resolution until a friend fixed it) but UT2004 really pushed this issue to resurface for me. The game crashes randomly, but most annyoingly of all, the computer randomly (after leaving games and whatnot) changes the resolution to the most minimum it can have. So now i randomly have chaging resolutions...
Now, while my old computer sucked hard and this laptop im using is a massive step up (as much as 7 times better than my old computer in some specs), i have never ever had issues such as these playing my games. Sure it could have been laggy as hell or my games were a bit slow, but for christs sake at least my games worked. When i recieved my laptop, i actually thought that my days of stressing over video games were actually over. HA! What a joke, in fact, my days became different and in some ways worse. I have come to realize that vista is indeed a massive joke, ruining gaming and other things amongst many, draining processing power from the computer and doing absolutely nothing good.
If anyone can tell me anything about my errors, the help is appreciated, however after searching for answers through google and being unable to find any to my problems, i have simply given up and can only hope these issues stay at a minimum.
But more importantly, can someone please tell me, what the hell is it about Vista that just RUINS games compeletely?