Post by *NastyJeff* on Nov 19, 2012 20:53:10 GMT -5
HI PEEPS! I think it is about time for me to get back into gaming.... took a few years off for the usual...home destroyed by a flood..homeless...move to Florida, buying a new home..hell, bought a new vehicle two weeks ago...but something is missing..my grass roots...my friends. So, is Windows 8 any good for gaming? I have vista on two other machines and XP on two more in the closet....thoughts please. Oh, and by the way..FRAG ON!
Post by *Nastyhotshots* on Nov 20, 2012 8:53:14 GMT -5
What I have experienced with windows 8 is the system is not very user friendly at the moment. It is designed like a iphone and uses apps in the same fashion. I borrowed a windows 8 laptop and managed 30 mins before i became totally frustrated by it. Everything is in the far corners and its very difficult with a mouse to navigate to main desktop to find your programs. Once you are on the regular desktop u can find them but everything is in the wrong place. To get the benefit out of the system u have to use apps and have a touch screen monitor. I did not try games out but if u struggle to open a word doc or find your programs then it will take sometime to get used to it.
At the moment in time I wont be using win8 because everything I use the pc for is good in windows 7 ultimate. Best to put it on a second machine first, not your main gaming system and spend hours finding what u need. I dare say it will be good for gaming but u do need to waste sometime getting to know where things are and what it can do for u.
BTW: Well done for getting your life back in order u have done good. Helps to have good people around u in good times and not so good.
TC and hope to frag with u soon.
In the words of Jack Sparow: "Its not the destination so much as the journey."
Hi Jeff. I've been doing alot more gaming lately since I built my new computer. I'm using Windows 7 Professional. As HotShots has mentioned Windows 8 has a large learning curve. Every artical I,ve read says to stay away from Win8 for a while. At the Moment it doesnt have much to offer. I used Win XP until I built this computer. Vista I didnt like at all. Biggest thing I had to get use to was running my games as administrator in Win7. One of the guys in my clan was using Win 8 and he Took it off his Comp because it was (for lack of a better discription)really pissing him off. I dont particularly like the way the desktop looks.Its like looking at a big smartphone.
Post by *Nastyhotshots* on Nov 22, 2012 8:14:13 GMT -5
When you come back I am convinced both the forums and servers will get back to where they were a few years ago u watch. All be it the spazy servers seem to be doing real good at the moment. Maybe u could try them out and see what your opinion is of the 1.2Beta2 version of the mods like compared to the iu1.2Beta3 and the difference in point release. Those questions need to be looked at to see where we go in the future with clan servers.
Setr a thread going here to discuss advantages and disadvantages of both mods.