Goodbye XP, hello ...???

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Post » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:31 am

So Xp is getting the axe soon, and I'm debating installing another free os.
Question is: anyone know of one where C2 games work?
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Post » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:50 am

C2 works on Windows.... The games work in any browser so OS doesn't effect the games, but it does effect your ability to create them in C2. Windows 8 is pretty much your only choice if you want to make games for windows app store as well.
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Post » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:15 am

hey you can also try linux with wine or crossover for using c2 !!! i have never use c2 on linux platform but all the windows native application can work on linux with wine. TRY and tell !!! :)
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Post » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:23 am

Im using windows 7 and works great :)

Regards,
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Post » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:41 am

Not really worried about running C2 on a Xp system. Its a given that the hardware specs just aren't enough.
What I was hoping for was a low end Linux system to test games on.
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Post » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:00 am

Honestly, unless you're getting a new computer, upgrading from XP to a newer Windows will be a nightmare; your computer won't be able to handle it, despite what their "minimum specs" say. Minimum specs is simply saying it won't burst into flames on you.
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Post » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:12 am

The latest versions of Windows have actually been stripped back a bit to be able to run better on older systems, particularly since Windows 8+ are aimed at weaker mobile devices. Windows 8.1 will apparently run with a 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 16 GB disk space and a DX9-compatible graphics card. That probably covers a lot of older systems still.

Windows 8.1 isn't that bad - you can boot to desktop and treat the metro mode just as a fullscreen start menu.
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Post » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:12 pm

I tried the Windows 8 upgrade assistant, and it was pretty much like the Simpson's Nelson going "ha ha".
Besides Id rather brick the system then spend more money on it.
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Post » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:52 pm

Well its the 8th, and with a bit of experimenting I have a reasonable test station using Linux Elementary OS.
Im getting 30 fps webgl flag enabled on Chrome.
About the same, if not a little better than it was on XP.
The OS is fairly nice as well.
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Post » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:48 am

I was gonna upgrade to windows 8 but I wasn't ready for the change due to the new ui for window's 8, I prefer the windows 7 interface so I decided to keep it. The new ui looks a bit scattered and feels like my tablet device which I'm not to fond of.

@newt
Did you upgrade your actual windows Os to 8? Or are you using a virtual machine?

I was wondering if there was a way to change the ui for windows 8.
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