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Any info when eve is playable on Windows XP again?

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Darrow Hill
Vodka and Vice
#81 - 2011-12-05 15:01:44 UTC
Off topic:

EvE runs just fine on the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Much better than on XP on the same hardware.
Lord Ryan
True Xero
#82 - 2011-12-05 16:18:47 UTC
Henry Haphorn wrote:
Can you at least try to downgrade to Windows Vista? I can't imagine anyone using XP for anything these days as that system is already over 10 years old for crying out loud. It is literally as old as Eve Online.



Fixed that for you!



When I be able to run Eve on Windows 95?

Do not assume anything above this line was typed by me. Nerf the Truth, it's inconvenient.

Barakkus
#83 - 2011-12-05 16:20:33 UTC
Try using multiple monitors and instructions here: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Multiple_clients
Dual boxing with 1 monitor is no good.

http://youtu.be/yytbDZrw1jc

Alpheias
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#84 - 2011-12-05 16:51:20 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Alpheias wrote:
You got any sources to back that up?
Will Microsoft's own SKU listing do?


I see. I know there was a limitation but I have always thought it was code based (I am not a software engineer) but it makes sense for business reasons aside from practically a non-existing 64bit support, few consumers had more than 1-2GB of ram and enterprise level was leagues above anyhow.

Moot argument today though as you get 32 and 64bit with all versions of Windows 7.

Agent of Chaos, Sower of Discord.

Don't talk to me unless you are IQ verified and certified with three references from non-family members. Please have your certificate of authenticity on hand.

Jaroslav Unwanted
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#85 - 2011-12-05 17:51:33 UTC
Darrow Hill wrote:
Off topic:

EvE runs just fine on the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Much better than on XP on the same hardware.


"note same hardware.. is probably 2011 / new
on 2008 PC it will run probably much better on XP Big smile
StillBorn CrackBaby
Doomheim
#86 - 2011-12-05 18:00:09 UTC
Olleybear wrote:
DarkAegix wrote:
Bunch of stuff why Win7 is better than XP



You know, there isn't one single thing in your post that makes me want to, let alone need to, upgrade to Win7.

Agreed in a way. I have 12 working PC's here at home, 5 of them running XP, (including 2 netbooks which don't count) and on the other 3 of those machines I use, they are dedicated to running EVE and nothing else....
Alexandros Balfros
Liberty Rogues
Aprilon Dynasty
#87 - 2011-12-05 18:02:25 UTC
Although on a random note, my old PC ran faster with vista than it did XP, on a default clean install vista was faster without a doubt over XP, and on my current hardware i see no reason to be using XP for gaming when i own DX11 games as i wish to take advantage of the performance increases :)
Darrow Hill
Vodka and Vice
#88 - 2011-12-05 18:09:31 UTC
Jaroslav Unwanted wrote:
Darrow Hill wrote:
Off topic:

EvE runs just fine on the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Much better than on XP on the same hardware.


"note same hardware.. is probably 2011 / new
on 2008 PC it will run probably much better on XP Big smile


Actually, no.

I was running a dual boot of XP / Win 8 Preview on an Athlon 64 5200 (2.7ghz dual core) with 4 gigs DDR2 800 and a Geforce GT-8600.

The hardware was out of date by 2008.

It gets a 4.6 windows experience rating. :P
Jaroslav Unwanted
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#89 - 2011-12-05 18:11:52 UTC
Darrow Hill wrote:
Jaroslav Unwanted wrote:
Darrow Hill wrote:
Off topic:

EvE runs just fine on the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Much better than on XP on the same hardware.


"note same hardware.. is probably 2011 / new
on 2008 PC it will run probably much better on XP Big smile


Actually, no.

I was running a dual boot of XP / Win 8 Preview on an Athlon 64 5200 (2.7ghz dual core) with 4 gigs DDR2 800 and a Geforce GT-8600.

The hardware was out of date by 2008.

It gets a 4.6 windows experience rating. :P


heh what the heck is windows experience rating. i know i saw it, but i never figure it as some number with actuall meaning. Its like film scores 7/10 10/10 meaningless Big smile
Cipher Jones
The Thomas Edwards Taco Tuesday All Stars
#90 - 2011-12-05 19:04:52 UTC
Andski wrote:
lmao windows xp

how are you liking your fisher price taskbar theme, horrible security and incompatibility with new software????


Lol. .dll based OS's are ALL insecure.

internet spaceships

are serious business sir.

and don't forget it

Herping yourDerp
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#91 - 2011-12-05 19:20:41 UTC
XP is one of the greatest OS's i've had the pleasure of using.
that said i still love win 7 and wouldn't downgrade to XP. if your having an issue i think it's your end as others in the thread seem to have XP and have it working fine.
Denidil
Cascades Mountain Operatives
#92 - 2011-12-05 19:42:15 UTC
Jaroslav Unwanted wrote:


win vista, win 7 etc. got some "nice features" which are mostly useless and have double maybe even more requirements to even run.



windows 7 is nicer to your system than Vista and eve's hardware requirements are above the minimum requirements for windows 7

minimum specs for Win7 - published

32 bit
1Ghz CPU, 1GB of ram, DX9 video card, 16GB harddrive space

64bit
1ghz 64bit cpu, 2GB ram, DX9 video card, 20GB harddrive

(real minimums - lower than that)



minimum specs for windows xp
(initial release, not SP)
CPU 233 mhz, 64MB ram, 1.5GB harddrive, 800x600 video resolution capable card


Eve Online system requirements:
Windows XP SP2 or later
1.5GHZ CPU w/ SSE2 support
1GB (XP) / 1.5GB (vista/7) of ram
20GB harddrive
ATI x1600 or nVidia geforce 7300 or later w/ minimum 128MB VRAM and SM3 support
DX9c

Tedium and difficulty are not the same thing, if you don't realize this then STFU about game design.

MNagy
Yo-Mama
#93 - 2011-12-05 20:11:32 UTC
Forget XP

I just went to a windows 8 developer preview and what runs on windows 7 is guaranteed to run on Windows 8.

XP is being pushed out of the picture anyway.
Gavjack Bunk
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
#94 - 2011-12-05 20:12:24 UTC
1s and 0s don't get old. Programmers just get lazier.
Denidil
Cascades Mountain Operatives
#95 - 2011-12-05 20:17:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Denidil
Tippia wrote:


The thing about the 4GB limitation is that it's something Microsoft has coded into the OS as part of the license if you buy a 32-bit version of any of their consumer OSes .


ADDRESS SPACE, YOU DOLT.

don't ever open your ******* mouth about software again, ever.

[edit]
translated to idiot-speak (Tippia's language) - DURRHURR HARDWAAR!!

laymens terms: that 4GB limitation on 32bit machines is A HARDWARE LIMITATION INHERENT TO 32BIT PROCESSORS.

Tedium and difficulty are not the same thing, if you don't realize this then STFU about game design.

Velicitia
XS Tech
#96 - 2011-12-05 20:22:46 UTC
Tippia wrote:
DarkAegix wrote:
Also, Tippia, you're a hipster, and nobody likes hipsters. Put on your scarf and go complain about your favourite underground band which I've 'probably never heard' of becoming too mainstream. Blink

Pff! I used UNIX back when it was mainstream (or well… DG 386/ix — but it was a certified clone), and then I used it when it wasn't mainstream any more, and then I used UNIX-likes when they were not-quite-yet-mainstream, and now I have UNIXes and unix-likes on pretty much every piece of computer:ish electronics in my house (phone, tablet, console, computers… fridge…).


…also, my XP isn't having any of the problems you enumerated (well, maybe DVD burning, but who the hell uses physical media any more?) P

Also, scarves are for weakling city-folks.

edit: Now, if you really want to talk snobbery, let's discuss ITS (and YOUR… and STYLE).


you think you could help me with getting drivers for my toaster? Lol

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

Vertisce Soritenshi
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#97 - 2011-12-05 20:27:21 UTC
How the **** is Windowed mode for EvE a turnoff? It is ******* amazing! In fact it is one of the only games I have EVER seen that did Windowed mode right! Takes up my whole ******* screen, I don't see window borders and allows me to switch screens whenever I need to.

OP is fail.

Bounties for all! https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=2279821#post2279821

Generals4
#98 - 2011-12-05 20:29:10 UTC
Vertisce Soritenshi wrote:
How the **** is Windowed mode for EvE a turnoff? It is ******* amazing! In fact it is one of the only games I have EVER seen that did Windowed mode right! Takes up my whole ******* screen, I don't see window borders and allows me to switch screens whenever I need to.

OP is fail.


waaay too many "*"

_-Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. _

Mussaschi
No Wise Guy's
#99 - 2011-12-06 22:48:01 UTC
Alt-Tabbing still let my windows vanish, even with new patch. Any info if there is a solution on the way or whether xp will be removed from the compatibility list?