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Space Emperor

Joined: Apr 13, 2011
Location: London

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:59 pm    Post subject: Windows 10 Reply with quote

Just asking, has anyone been brave enough to try to run SE IV or V unders Windows 10?

If so how did it go - from what I've read so far Windows 10 appears to be a typical Windows even-numbered release, i.e. a disaster.

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Space Emperor

Joined: Aug 16, 2003

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not tried the game, but 10 is better than most of the other even-number releases, though I went back to 7 because I found it easier to work with (more similarities to the 98/XP setup).

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Space Emperor

Joined: Jul 01, 2010
Location: Charleston WV

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not switching until I'm forced to do it. I'm sick of Microsoft pulling this every year or two. Mad

Keep your point defense cannons charged... the Null Space Mod is now available.

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Space Emperor

Joined: Mar 20, 2012

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows "10" is actually Windows 9, ya know... The good news is that, supposedly, "10" is the last major version of Windows. After this, they're only supposed to do minor updates.

As for me, I've been forced to get a few PCs with Win 8 pre-loaded, and I replaced one with Win 7, just because I needed a post-XP Windows... But, mostly I replace Windows with Linux. I think my future lies with virtual XP machines on Linux. Though, I need to get VMware Player to run on Linux... Because both Parallels & VMware Fusion can do DirectX 3D on Mac, so I assume VMware would on Linux. But VirtualBox doesn't support DirectX 3D. I haven't played around with WINE, but I may in the future.

But I've hated the direction of Windows, after XP. And, I've hated the changes Apple's started putting in place after Jobs died. At least with Linux, I've got lots of choices.

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Space Emperor

Joined: Aug 04, 2003
Location: BC, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed Win10 on day one. Its smooth, easy and fast. SEUV runs flawlessly. Haven't tried SEV yet.

Nick (bearclaw)

"You don't know the Power of the Dark Side. I must obey my Master"

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Virtual Guru

Joined: Aug 04, 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very happy with Windows 10. Installing it was a bit of a pain (I suspect the "preinstaller" app they sent out to Windows 7/8 users did more harm than good), but once I got it working, I was impressed with how clean it looks and feels. It's got the modern styling of Windows 8 (and even cleaner - just look at those practically invisible window borders) combined with the user-friendliness of Windows 7. And while this is supposed to be the last major release of Windows, it's clear that Microsoft wants to OS to grow and evolve, what with the built-in feedback app!

As for playing Space Empires... I actually think SE5 runs a bit faster than it did on Windows 8! Gotta configure your video drivers all over again, but it's pretty impressive!

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Space Emperor

Joined: Mar 20, 2012

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I despise the so-called "modern" UI.

What I want to know is which idiot decided that flat, boring, simplistic, road-sign-like-graphics were the height of style? *barf!*

Win 3.1 = acceptable
Win 95 = good
Win XP = some silliness, but mostly a worthy successor to 9x.
Vista = crap
Win 7 = great improvement over Vista, but crap compared to XP.
Win 8 = complete, utter garbage. The worst UI in the history of anything, ever. Remarkably similar to Win 1.0/2.0..."modern" my foot.
Win "10" = Dunno, but it looks flat & stupid, just like everything does these days.

Mac OS Classic = never used it, but it looked "okay."
Mac OS X "Tiger" = first Mac I owned, most beautiful UI I'd ever seen.
Mac OS X "Leopard" = not as nice as "Tiger," but still very smooth.
Mac OS X "Lion" = improvements in function, but moving farther away in subtle ways to the UI I really loved.
Mac OS X "Mountain Lion" = similar to "Lion," but moving a bit farther away from UI guidelines I like...
Mac OS X, post-Big Cats = UI flattened & fugly-fied by Jonny Ives. I won't use these.

iOS ~2.0? = pretty good, used on iPod touch...
iOS 5.0 = awesome, used on my iPhone.
iOS 7 = garbage, Jonny Ives flattened & road-sign'd the UI. I can't downgrade, but I'll never buy a new iOS device.

Linux Mint (Cinnamon) = lacks many things I liked about Windows &/or Mac OS X...but, it has some features they don't have, and it doesn't try to force a crappy UI design philosophy I don't like down my throat.

There will never be a perfect UI for me, unless I design it. But, this flat, road-sign design philosophy that Microsoft, Apple, Google & various websites are promoting is abhorrent to my personal sense of aesthetics. And I refuse to embrace it.

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