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RE[6]: Partition lock-down
by Laurence on Thu 27th Jun 2013 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Partition lock-down"
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Windows 2000 games worked pretty much from the from what I recall. I was playing Half Life, Quake III, Unreal and UT on Win2000 quite early on in the OS's life (though I seem to recall UT was a little more fussy as it lacked a lot of the performance that it should have had).

OpenGL worked really well on Win2000. As for DirectX, well back then I used to write software using DirectDraw and all of my development was done in Windows 2000. That wasn't even using the latest version of DirectX either (IIRC I was targeting Dx7).

Back then I was running a dual-processor motherboard (Abit BP6 - awesome board!) and this was long before dualcore CPUs were out. Games ran awesomely in Win2000; even without them being specifically coded for dual processors - though some did have run time flags to enable SMP (Quake III -and all the games built off it's engine- did).

So I don't really get where all this talk of Windows 2000 not being suitable for gaming comes from. Maybe I've just been lucky. But as bother a gamer and a DirectX developer on that OS, I genuinely didn't have any problems at all.

As for Lucas' Microsoft hate, he's a Windows fanboy that just hates Windows 2000 (go figure)

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