Yes, David apparently has been attempting to fix some of the problems
with compatibility issues with Vista and Windows 7, but I can't say
when he will release said updates to the general public. All I can say
is he showed up on my developers list a few months back looking for
suggestions how to resolve problems with DirectSound 3D buffers
playing back correctly on newer PCs running Windows Vista and Windows
7. Apparently he had found a solution, but as yet there have been no
new versions of Shades of Doom, Tank Commander, etc baring this new
patch. So I guess we all just have to wait and see.
In the mean time if someone owns a copy of VmWare's VMPlayer for
Windows it is a good idea to install XP via a virtual machine and play
games that way. Truth is in terms of accessible games Windows XP is
the best solution right now. It will probably remain so until more
accessible games are updated to support Windows 7 directly, and uses
more up to date technologies like XAudio2 instead of DirectSound.
On 9/25/10, shaun everiss <sm.ever...@gmail.com> wrote:
> yeah this is because the old gma engine uses vb6 code and stuff is
> not emulated with directx 8 properly.
> As an interim solution, reformat and reinstall xp.
> There is supposed to be a new version in the works but thats been
> bandied round since win7 came out sertainly for the last 2 years.
> If it is being worked on then david is being quite tight lipped on
> the progress though we have gotten reports over the works that its
> being worked on though not much of that.
> I am just happy I still use xp.
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