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Is Windows NT bad for makin' games?

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I got a WinNT on my computer and it hasn''t been that good. Many VGA functions, for instance, doesn''t work. But all the time someone says(I agree in some aspects): "NT is much better than 9x." Is it bad just for playing games(no DirectX) or shall I need to get a Windows 9x to work in Games? PS: ''Bout that VGA thing, I mean the prompt. PS2: Is it too much important too learn Windows programming, or do I need to start learning in DOS? Thanks, Arthur(rockslave)

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The Windows NT core is more stable than 9x. However, if you''re using NT4 or earlier, it''s missing many things. Fewer device drivers, doesn''t understand FAT32 or USB.... not that these are terribly detrimental to NT users (I''ve used it for several years now), but it doesn''t work well for games.

Windows 2000 (which is essentially NT5 underneath, IIRC) is much more up-to-date and can handle many games. There are still some driver issues, although more vendors are beginning to support W2k. W2K will support DirectX (I use Dx7a on W2k and play Unreal Tourney regularly with no problems.) and I use a GeForce256 card as well.

As for DOS vs Win programming, I personally would choose neither and go with OpenGL. But if you need to choose one... nah, I ain''t gonna answer that.


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And by the prompt, you mean the NT console. It''s a DOS emulator, as NT''s kernel isn''t based upon DOS. As an emulator, it isn''t going to support 100% of everything the original did.

Yes, it''s a wonderful development platform. I use it at work, well known pros use it, most business use it.

And you should be learning Win32 programming, not DOS programming. "DOS is dead."

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Thanks to all! I''m gonna look after Win32 tutorials now. Unfortunately, I cannot get WIN2000 until I get rich. Even my INTERNET is being lend by my school!!! THANX

Thanks, Arthur(rockslave)

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