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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?
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.
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 !!!
Im using windows 7 and works great
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well the thread initially was about an Xp machine that can't run 7, or 8, let alone Vista.
I am using 7 on my main system for the time being.
And it is working good for you?
As my previous post stated, about 30 fps on EOS for C2 games.
The os is fine, and not terribly dependent on the terminal.
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That's what's amazing. An old system with XP doesn't run so much worse than a new system with Win7/8 on most things. Just shows you how much we need a different OS.
(edit: by different OS, I meant different to Microsoft. Imagine how fast modern computers would be without MS's lead weight).
Well that's 30 fps max.
I added some particles, and a text object, so that's not really taxing to the cpu.
I will say the gpu was a Nvidia with I think 512 mb.
So really the only thing that's amazing is that there was some proprietary drivers available.
Also multiplayer works