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sfkilla23
29.04.2006, 01:31
Hi, :)

As a gamer and a Vista fan... i'll give you guys some feedback of my testing!
PS: This time i only tried to play the games with Daemon tools 3.33 and also with DT 3rd party tools

My config:
MSI NEO 2 LS with Pentium 4c @ 3200mhz
1Go Ram DDR400 ( 4x256mo )
XFX Nvidia Geforce 6600 GT AGP
160Go HITACHI 7200rpm 8mb ( C: )
Freecom F-1 CDRW 52 ( E: )
Daemon Tools 3.33 ( D: )
All Games will be running in 1024x768!

Drivers:
Original Vista DirectX Drivers ( DirectX9c or DirectX10 ?)
Original Vista Nvidia Drivers ( 87.45 )
All Vista Available Updates

Games Tested:

- Half Life 2 ( Daemon 3.33 + Securom loader V1.2 )
This game works really great ( Fast enough... not buggy )

- Farcry V1.33 ( Daemon 3.33 )
Works ok but framerate is a little below the minimum
With HDR and 4xAA activated, it runs around 30fps

- F.E.A.R 1.03 ( Daemon 3.33 + Securom loader V1.2 )
Same as Farcry... runs around 35fps

- Tiger Woods 06 ( Daemon 3.33 + SD Hide 4 )
Runs without problems ( Good game speed )

- Sims 2 Open For Business ( Daemon 3.33 + SD Hide 4 )
Really runs like on XP :)

- Toca Race Driver 3
No emulation possible...! ( Daemon 3.33 is not good enough )
Vista message informing that the game is imcompatible
with Vista ( Even if i tried to play from the original DVD! )

- Gt Legends
No Emulation possible...!
Same remarks as Toca 3 ( Funny because i could make it
run from the original dvd in Vista 5342 )

- Prince Of persia ( Two Thrones )
Same as above ( But this one plays from the original DVD! )
( Average framerate and a little buggy )

- StillLife ( Daemon 3.33 not good enough )
Plays great like xp from the original DVD!

- NBA Live 06 ( Daemon 3.33 + SD Hide 4 )
No problems at all! Great gameplay!


PS: This 5365 version of Vista is definitely improved in framerate speed for the majority of my own games! Compatibility is changing from one build to the other! But Starforce 3 Games are nearly impossible to play even from the original DVD's or CD's.

I wanna say a big thank you to the team for the creation of this Securom loader V1.2... Able to play F.E.A.R and Half Life 2 from emulation thanks to that little progy!

RESUME:
Even that Vista Build are getting very stable and more and more compatible.... it is not like playing on XP with most of the games i tried.

Hope i could help some people!

Sincerely
SFkilla23

theprodigy
07.05.2006, 14:26
Hi all. I have a quick question. The Beta 2/RC0 of Windows Vista is due this month, so I was wondering if you will add support for it. I've read in some other threads that you will wait for a more "stable" version of the OS before you release a compatible version of DT. I think, since this build will be available to everyone, not just the beta testers, that you could consider it stable. :)
Thank you.

AnalCobra
07.05.2006, 20:25
Try using Daemon-Tools 3.33.

theprodigy
08.05.2006, 11:59
Well, I tried the 3.33 version, and it works fine, but as I needed more virtual drives, I installed Virtual CD 7, and it works great, but I don't think there's any emulation.
Right now I am using the 5381 build, just installed about 12 hours ago. It's the same thing as Beta 2 / RC0, and there are huuuge improvements, but I will let you discover them for yourself. :)
Thanks for the tip, and I really hope there will be Vista support in DT soon.