I dunno, there are bugs and different hardware is reacting different. Nvidia
card had some issues,creative cards are still in beta mode. So different
people are going to have different results. Overall, I can't say that gaming
under Vista is any worse than under XP. It's slower, but when you're already
getting over 100fps in a game dropping down to 90 isn't that big of a deal.
I have played any Quake 4, but I did play around with Doom3 for about an
hour. No problems there and they released a Vista update patch in 1.31. HL2
and CS play just fine. I played some CS 1.6 for about 35 mins the other
night to try and reproduce a problem for someone. I mostly play battlefield
2 and 2142 and no complaints there.
I did have a bug with the G15 keyboard and certain games like FEAR, but
that's also a problem under XP, just not as bad.
I also have 3 other PCs I've been playing with, An AMD 3800 with a X850 card
and 2GB of ram, A P4-3.2 northwood with a 6800GT card with 1GB of ram and an
AMD 3400 with a nVidia 6600 card with 1GB of ram. I've only played a little
with the last two, but they play doom3 and FEAR well enough ( they have
weaker GFX cards, so it's expected to be slower), they both completed
3Dmark06, I don't have any sound issues. The AMD3800+ is the Girlfriend's
system and I ran the Doom3 benchmarks on there and she just finished playing
The sims stories, which isn't on par with Quake4, but it's pretty taxing on
On all these systems, I did a clean format of the drive and then installed
Vista. I think upgrading system is just a sure fire way to run into
problems. Each of these systems also has a dedicated games disks, which I
also push the pagefile over too.
Anyways, back to your question, You don't change the EXE, just the shortcut
to the game. It's safe and simple.
If you have onboard sound and it's a realtek, they have released Vista
drivers for it. check out www.realtek.com
. I'd actually suggest going into
the BIOS and disabling the sound card altogether just to see if that's the
Also, if there is any other hardware, like IDE\SATA controller cards you can
take out, unplug any joysticks, heck try plugging the KB and mouse into the
PS2 slots if you have the adapters. Knowing that the games should work,
tells you it's something specific to your config, just gotta figure out
"Filipe" <Filipe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> First of all, thanks for the reply.
> Yes, i've made all the updates in my motherboad, all except BIOS update.
> soundcard is onboard.
> I have tryed to play Quake IV and gave me the same problems. Usually the
> game crashes in the beginning while Loading to the start menu.
> And no, i havent tryed changing the EXE of the games to XP compatible. Can
> try to do that in Quake, CounterStrike, HF2 or even Steam?
> I have red in other forums that Vista is still very "recent" for gaming.
> Probably this is going on with other people.
> Thanks again.
> "Dale "Mad_Murdock" White" wrote:
>> Well, first I'll let you know that it shouldn't be doing that. I played a
>> fair amount of Half-life 2 episode 1over the weekend under Vista 64 bit
>> I had played under Vista32 bit as well. I run the ATI x1900XTX and I use
>> 7.1 drivers as well. I'll have to go back and check, but I was only
>> the drivers warning under HL2:EP1 under Vista 64. though maybe that last
>> update changed that.
>> It's possible valve is reading something wring with their code.
>> So the good enws, is that everything should be working good. The bad news
>> is, you seem to have something special going on and so figure out that
>> problem could be a trick.
>> Do you have any other games that are not steam related ? It should
>> but did you try also running the game in XP mode and run as administrator
>> Did you do the usual updates of sound card and motherboard drivers ?
>> "Filipe" <Filipe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Hey everyone,
>> > I installed Windows Vista 32-bit recently and seem to be having some
>> > problems running some FPS games.
>> > Especially Half-Life 2 and CounterStrike, when i play the games are
>> > very
>> > slow and sometimes "crushes" and comes to the desktop. In Win XP i've
>> > played
>> > in very high resolutions very well, in Vista its much worse. Is it a
>> > drivers
>> > issue?
>> > I have a P4 at 3.0 with 2GB DDR memory, with a ASUS ATI Radeon AX800
>> > with
>> > the latest drivers of ATI (ATI Catalyst 7.1).
>> > One other thing, after i installed the latest ATI drivers when i run
>> > CounterStrike on STEAM, it gives me an warning message saying that my
>> > video
>> > drivers are out of date. How? If I have the latest drivers installed?
>> > Hope someone can help Thanks.
>> > Regards,
>> > Filipe