Monday, June 25th 2007

Shadowrun no longer Vista exclusive

Shadowrun, a game developed exclusively for Windows Vista, seems like it does not need Vista to function after all.

The infamous warez and hacking group 'Razor1911' has successfully hacked Shadowrun to be played under Windows XP, without any need for DirectX 10.

Apparently the crack just demands that you overwrite a few files in the installation folder with the ones provided by Razor and the game will run happily under XP.Source: The Inq and Bit-tech
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36 Comments on Shadowrun no longer Vista exclusive

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
:P now for halo 2!

Razor1911 are... quality, at what they do.
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#2
a111087
only on XP? will it work on 2000?
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Razor1911 is the pwnzrz!!! They have great releases. Bravo to them for doing this.
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Glitched System
Halo 2 has already been patched for XP ;)
Care to PM me a linky link? :D
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#6
Darkrealms
/cheer Razor1911
I wonder how hard they were making it to begin with? If they wanted it "patched"?
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#7
jocksteeluk
hats off to Razor1911, the kind of underground pc enthusiasts i have respect for unlike the scumbags that create viruses and such.
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#8
Grings
whats this game actually like??
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#9
Zero Cool
by: jocksteeluk
hats off to Razor1911, the kind of underground pc enthusiasts i have respect for unlike the scumbags that create viruses and such.
AAAAAAAAUCH!! SHIT!!! UR AVATAR!!~ DAMN!
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#11
15th Warlock
Just google for the Halo 2 windows XP patch and you'll find it ;)

I can tell you it runs like a charm on my system at high res and high details, and I heard you need a very fast PC to run it decently on Vista ;)
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#12
demonbrawn
That's generally why I get games in the first place. I like multiplayer vs. single player.
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#13
jocksteeluk
by: Zero Cool
AAAAAAAAUCH!! SHIT!!! UR AVATAR!!~ DAMN!
you could tell from the facial expression that he enjoyed it immensely.


question to anyone who uses vista what benefits are there to Vista gaming?
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#14
joinmeindeath417
now there gonna make a patch for it, and no more xp use ;- microsoft is trying to get everyone on vista..and they will succeed watch..
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#15
Conti027
i have vista so it doesnt bother me any but still cool to hear it.
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#16
joinmeindeath417
by: Conti027
i have vista so it doesnt bother me any but still cool to hear it.
i dunno why but i love vista and everyone hates it

or just cant afford it

when it doesnt even cost that much it cost way less than xp did on launch
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#17
Darkrealms
by: Zero Cool
AAAAAAAAUCH!! SHIT!!! UR AVATAR!!~ DAMN!
LoL
Best down and best up from work (fiber can be nice). My home is about 5mb down and 1.5mb up.


by: joinmeindeath417
now there gonna make a patch for it, and no more xp use ;- microsoft is trying to get everyone on vista..and they will succeed watch..
There are still people running 95 and 98 granted not supported but still lots of people. At the same time there are a lot of businesses runing 2k and XP. Unless Microsoft gives them something worth the upgrade or makes it financially worth it many companies won't bother. In hardware alone that would be 25 computers gone and several others upgraded. 2k and XP are working fine for us.
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#18
HellasVagabond
I like my Vista, i just dont like that they want 35% of my ram all the time just to sit on the desktop :P
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#19
15th Warlock
by: joinmeindeath417
i dunno why but i love vista and everyone hates it

or just cant afford it

when it doesnt even cost that much it cost way less than xp did on launch
Maybe it is the fact that games run a lot better on XP than on Vista?

I mean, a lot of ppl complained about the performance of Halo 2 on while running under Vista, even on very high spec systems, and in fact MS didn't want ppl to know that these "Vista only games" could run without a hitch on XP systemes (even faster and more stable than on Vista as a matter of fact)

For me it's not that I hate Vista, in fact I like the UI very much, and was part of the beta testing for a long time, but if I know that a game will run a lot better on my system with XP rather than with Vista, at least for now, I see no point in moving to Vista ATM.

There's also the fact that Vista doesn't support a lot of features like sound acceleration (unless you have an X-Fi and use alchemy, but that's buggy as well) and poor SLI and Crossfire support, definitely lower performance across the board on all 3D applications than on XP with the same hardware... the list goes on and on, you see...

I'll move to Vista when I see an advantage from a hardware and gaming point of view over XP, in the mean time, I'm really happy to play Halo 2 at 1280x1024 without a hitch, when I heard about the XP patch I went and bought a copy immediately, as I was dying to see the game in all its glory after beating the Xbox version two years ago.

So, for me it's not that I hate Vista or anything like that, it's just that besides the enhanced UI, I see no particular advantages from moving to XP to Vista with the way I currently use my PC.
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#20
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Wow that halo XP patch must be getting hunted down my M$, cause the first 4 links were no-gos.
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#21
Zero Cool
by: joinmeindeath417
i dunno why but i love vista and everyone hates it

or just cant afford it

when it doesnt even cost that much it cost way less than xp did on launch
OS are free arent they? :wtf:
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#22
joinmeindeath417
by: Zero Cool
OS are free arent they? :wtf:
lmao anything xp and before :-p

i understand what everyone is saying about vista i just dual boot!

:rockout:
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#23
ex_reven
by: Mussels
:P now for halo 2!

Razor1911 are... quality, at what they do.
I agree.
That group has been around for ages, I remember using some of their gear back in year 4 lol.
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#24
Dippyskoodlez
Deviance is also pretty darned good. TnT is up there.. kinda low profile these days though.
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
by: joinmeindeath417
i dunno why but i love vista and everyone hates it

or just cant afford it

when it doesnt even cost that much it cost way less than xp did on launch
I love it cause its fast, has a lot of easy to use features (the windows search is a lot better, even with indexing disabled) Its more reliable (apart from the early GTX drivers, i am yet to have a BSOD on any of my 3 vista systems)

by: HellasVagabond
I like my Vista, i just dont like that they want 35% of my ram all the time just to sit on the desktop :P
I was playing company of heroes last night, alt-tabbed and the game was using 1.9GB of memory (i was on 2GB ram at the time) - vista easily releases the ram as needed, its a 3D desktop - like any good 3D app, it releases ram when its not on-screen!

by: 15th Warlock
Maybe it is the fact that games run a lot better on XP than on Vista?
Thats probably just this game in itself.
by: 15th Warlock

I mean

For me it's not that I hate Vista, in fact I like the UI very much, and was part of the beta testing for a long time, but if I know that a game will run a lot better on my system with XP rather than with Vista, at least for now, I see no point in moving to Vista ATM.
Thats your system - a lot of others run faster and better, particularly games with dual core support.
by: 15th Warlock

There's also the fact that Vista doesn't support a lot of features like sound acceleration (unless you have an X-Fi and use alchemy

I'll move to Vista when I see an advantage from a hardware and gaming point of view over XP, in the mean time, I'm really happy to play Halo 2 at 1280x1024 without a hitch, when I heard about the XP patch I went and bought a copy immediately, as I was dying to see the game in all its glory after beating the Xbox version two years ago.
Its fun, but no coop :(
by: 15th Warlock

So, for me it's not that I hate Vista or anything like that, it's just that besides the enhanced UI, I see no particular advantages from moving to XP to Vista with the way I currently use my PC.
personal choice there, cant argue that one. The enhanced UI, the enhanced dual core support, the lack of 2D GUI bugs (how many times did you run into balloon tips hiding behind the start menu in XP for example? What about balloon tips destroying performance in any 3D apps in a window such as ATI tool?)
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