WinXP meets AW (General Discussion)

WinXP meets AW // General Discussion

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wing

Jul 30, 2001, 11:14pm
I'm bored outta my mind, so I'm gonna make this somewhat entertaining, to me anyway.

Situation:
Test machine K6300
Running OS WinXP Preview Program borrowed from friend that was a dumbass and paid for it
AW Viewscreen 100% white

Not a clue about the version of DirectX, it won't accept a 7.0 install.
Windows properietary TNT2 Vanta LT drivers (Won't accept Detonators)
Windows proprietary Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI drivers

Hardware configuration:
AMD K6-2 300 CPU (Barely runs the friggin OS)
128mb RAM (Barely enough to contain the OS)
2gb HDD (The OS fits, but rather snugly)
Intel 56k Winmodem
Creative Ensoniq AudioPCI
VideoExcell TNT2 Vanta LT

gamer

Jul 31, 2001, 8:08am
Simple explanation problem Wing :)
AW and DirectX are both dodgy on Windows 2000 right?

Well unlike 98 and ME that were built from 95, Windows XP was built fro mthe
foundations of Windows 2000. So although its more stable that Win95 and 98,
it has all the incompatabilites that Windows 2000 and more too.

Get that lame-ass preview off your HD now and get good ol' 98 or ME back on
:)

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gamer

Jul 31, 2001, 8:09am
> Simple explanation problem Wing :)

Eh? My minds not working, ignore that line, lol.

kah

Jul 31, 2001, 11:50am
actually, it's based on our good friend, NT 4 (Windows 2000 is just pretty
for NT 5)...

KAH

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wing

Jul 31, 2001, 3:54pm
Between that and it's unwillingness to accept my own drivers (Which were all designed for Win9x) or their Win2k counterparts is
definitely the problem. As soon as XP starts going OEM to Dell and the like, may god help us all........
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kah

Jul 31, 2001, 4:00pm
who cares, you just don't use it... install a Win98SE at once...

KAH

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american police

Jul 31, 2001, 5:24pm
AW works on WinXP for me

--American Police

wing

Jul 31, 2001, 7:30pm
nonono, when XP goes OEM, people buying their brand spanking new top of the line $3800 Dell Dimension 8100 with it's "Lightning fast
Pentium 4" will be MUCH MUCH dumber on the whole. XP is leaving later today, heh. Win98 shall return.
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wing

Jul 31, 2001, 10:14pm
Have any problems with OGL games? It would seem that the drivers that M$ supplied for my TNT2 don't support OGL......
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perseus

Aug 1, 2001, 7:29am
This is what u all get for trusting ur decent computers to a dodgy company
like microsoft, shame on you......


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agent1

Aug 1, 2001, 12:35pm
"X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4133.2400"

-Agent1

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wing

Aug 1, 2001, 6:32pm
*shrug* Never again, never again.

(GIVE ME AW FOR LINUX OR GIVE ME BILL GATE'S DEATH)
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captain mad mike

Aug 3, 2001, 4:37pm
Wing you also fail to realize the words "Preview Program" as in PRE RELEASE,
as in it may CHANGE from now until october when it is released. And also the
peipheral makers haven't really begun to make drivers SPECIFICALLY for WinXP
yet, and were you even using Win2000 drivers? (actually, you need Win2000
drivers for XP)
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captain mad mike

Aug 3, 2001, 4:37pm
Yeah once I can get d3d games on Linux then I'd switch in a heartbeat. Plus
then I can actually play all games instead of just OGL ones (and being
underwater in half life with OGL on gets me screwed because of that darned
fog).
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wing

Aug 3, 2001, 5:01pm
Heh, Microsoft has a history of making Previews worse than full releases. I.E. WinME pre-release didn't give registry errors every
20 boots (That just isn't my problem either, it shows up on machines OEMed with ME)

The roots of my problem are probably tracable to the 1998 vintage hardware vs. extreme bloatware.
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