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Old 17th September, 2004, 02:09 AM
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Best Gaming OS?

Any opinions on what is the best operating system for gaming? I am currently running Win XP Home, and wondering if it's the best. System specs:
Asus K8V SE Delux
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Radeon 9800 XT 256 meg
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Old 17th September, 2004, 02:14 AM
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I run 2k and my kid runs xp , xp is definetly more compatible with old games, performance wise I dont think there is any as long as you have enough ram for xp.
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I agree with SurlyJoe.
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depends what games you want to play, a lot of the old games would run better on an old machine with windows 95, soundblaster 16 + game port, a voodoo card, a processor like a celeron 433 or a p2 233mhz should do the trick and u dont need too much ram, 32mb of pc66 should do the trick
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This recently came up in the IL2 Sturmovik forum. Though I wouldn't touch an OS with the 9X kernel, this comparison shows 98 giving better performance for games than XP, http://www.devhardware.com/index2.ph...ge=0&hide_js=1

Not nearly enough for me to bother with it, or even to run a dual boot again as I did when I first got XP.

The Overclockers.com 3D Mark team seem to be convinced that 2000 will give you a little bit better score than XP, even with as many unnecessary services turned of as possible with XP.

I think the Windows 9X operating systems were bug ridden because of their basic architecture (too much baggage from the past) so I personally feel that 2000 or XP are the right choice.
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yeah its known win98 is slightly faster, WinXP could be just as fast...it just boils down to File System... Fat32 (win 98) works a little faster im assuming due to large file size of the games, and then there NTFS(winxp) a bit more efficient, better security.. i will take the slightly slower ntfs over fat tho
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depends what games you want to play, a lot of the old games would run better on an old machine with windows 95, soundblaster 16 + game port, a voodoo card, a processor like a celeron 433 or a p2 233mhz should do the trick and u dont need too much ram, 32mb of pc66 should do the trick
I have had good luck with most kiddie games and emulators I've tried in XP screwing around with the O/S compatability modes, but there are definetly those that wont NT at all

what was the game with the sniper rifle on your head and the six legged dog named max, i would love to get that working..
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That game...

Was it any of these?
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.. what was the game with the sniper rifle on your head and the six legged dog named max, i would love to get that working..
This one (Appropriations 2002!) was particularly good!
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