Where do we stand on Windows 10 compatibility at the moment?I have the option to upgrade but I want to be able to play over the weekend!
Compatibility with GalCiv 3 aside - if you want to make sure that your computer is running over the weekend, you shouldn't upgrade to a freshly released windows version.
i am running W10 with GC3 > no problems. Only issue so far with W10 is my bit defender stopped working
Stardock has stated and Frogboy specifically that GCIII will run fine on Win 10. If my download ever gets done I will update.
+1 (Well, evidently +2. The karma thing duplicated itself. I hope I didn't break it.)
I'll take a wait and see approach. I'm sure we'll be hearing both good and bad as it's rolled out. We have about a year to decide.
Technically, it's largely identical to Win 8 tbh. But yes, after the whole Nvidia screw-up on Thursday, I'd steer clear of updating for at least a month.
The game is working fine after I updated to Windoes 10.
Would that explain what I saw with the "get Windows 10" app, and its icon disappearing from my task bar on all three of my PCs, one of which doesn't have a NVidia driver? And why the icon suddenly re-appeared after I tracked down the driver and installed it?
At this point I am completely in the dark and am asking for any information anyone has on what happened.
No. MS released Windows 10 with a more up-to-date Nvidia driver than Nvidia had released, so Nvidia's update software kept 'updating' the driver with the old version... only for windows 10 to install the proper driver over it again, causing Nvidia to re-install the old one...
OK. I just read the articles on the update fiasco. What I see is that Windows 10 takes away any choice in when and if someone wants to do updates. Is this correct? If so, this will cause problems with Early Access games where you must upgrade drivers to beta levels before the game will even work.
Stardock, if this is indeed what is happening, please add your considerable influence to the plea to get MicroSoft to correct this. I am also going to follow the NVidia forums on this.
There is a "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter tool (that's what MS calls it) that can prevent certain updates to be installed on Windows 10: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
Thanks. I have added the link to my bookmarks. I suspect I will be using this tool heavily if I do decide to go to Win10.
As I said on the Space Engineers forum - No ones that suicidal yet! But where GC3 is concerned obviously some have already dived off that cliff....
As an experimentalist, I couln/t resist. I upgraded to win10 today. So far most things seem to work.
Running on my administrator account, GC3 crashed after the loading screen displayed for a few seconds.
Running on a standard account, it seems to run fine.
I thought to check this because I know that on win 7, I could not get the SDSupport tool to run as administrator, but it worked on a normal account.
Thanks for the advice guys, I held off updating so I could play over the weekend just in case. I've updated (from 8.1) now and it run's beautifully on my Win 10 machine, NVidia 970 and an i7-4790 for those interested.
It's actually picked up quite a bit of pace with DX12, as have most of my games - Win 10 isn't without it's flaws currently but for gaming it's aces!
I am an incurable early adopter so I took the plunge today.
So far so good. GCIII works okay as much as I have tested it. I had to delete SD Start 8 and SD Fences. I expected that Start 8 would be a problem since it was made for MS8-8.5, but it surprised me a little that fences didn't work.
I also updated on Sunday. Game runs fine no issues at all. Not happy with the tiles crap but I think Brad is going to get more of my money for his 'Start10' program.
I have been using Win 10 for a week now and the game runs fine. Further, Win 10 manages RAM better than Win 7. If you bring up Task Manager, you can watch as the OS seems to figure out how to manage RAM effectively. When I first start my current game, it uses 7 GB (about 1 GB less than Win 7). Within 20 minutes or so, the game RAM usage has dropped to about 3-4GB. I don't know why, but it means that I can use my most complicated ship designs without slowing game performance (much).
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