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tifkagh

Win2000/WinXP suitability

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I''m putting together a system for gaming/game development. I''m thinking about what OS to use and I understand NT based ones are the most stable ones to use. I have also read that Win2000 can be troublesome for gamers. Is this true? If so, what are the issues? Also, are there any issues to be aware of with XP? Cheers, tifkagh.

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You said that NT based systems are the most stable, that is for the most part true. However, this really only holds true in the Business spectrum. NT (Not Win2k though) only supports DirectX 3.0 now, so its not really suitable for gaming.

Win2K on the other hand, even though built on the NT technology, does offer support for the latest DirectX, (at this time I believe that is 8a). My main box (for gaming) is a win2k config, and (with the exception of Pool of Radiance) I don't have any problems with it. Also win2k offers better memory management then NT and Win9X.

I have not had the opportunity to use this XP in anything other than a ‘beta’ development environment. My XP box is only used for developing C# and .NET applications.




Edited by - Thurk on November 9, 2001 10:43:55 AM

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