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Shadowrun no longer Vista exclusive

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#1
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.

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:p now for halo 2!

Razor1911 are... quality, at what they do.
 
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only on XP? will it work on 2000?
 
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Halo 2 has already been patched for XP ;)
 

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Razor1911 is the pwnzrz!!! They have great releases. Bravo to them for doing this.
 

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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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whats this game actually like??
 

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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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Dont like Shadowrun...Multiplayer only....
 
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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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That's generally why I get games in the first place. I like multiplayer vs. single player.
 
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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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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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i have vista so it doesnt bother me any but still cool to hear it.
 
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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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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.


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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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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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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Wow that halo XP patch must be getting hunted down my M$, cause the first 4 links were no-gos.
 

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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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