- Apr 17, 2011
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... ohhh??? I guess I just assumed that was going to be some DirectX12 Ultimate feature or something.That game is going to have RT support for Win7/8/8.1 users. No need to "upgrade" just for that..
That.... would make me extremely happy. I'm no Win10 hater per-say, but I deal with enough win10 "os as a service" BS at work everyday that coming home to a machine that ISN'T required every 6 months to re-install it's core OS and whine that I'm still a local user account (you're not on a Microsoft Account? how DARE you) is sadly refreshing.
And the constant f*ckery with audio drivers of course. And scanners. And DCH driver enforcement (seriously just so you can force the stupid App Store version?) etc...
back in the win7 days I'd NEVER have thought I would come to appreciate win8.1 (with classic shell) as the last bastion before the whole software as a service hell. I guess I could run some hacked up version of windows server after that but ugh.... I'm going to take a long look at ReactOS and linux + WINE in 2023. But who am I kidding - it will be whatever OS that can run Steam games, with available video drivers for recent cards (FU Nvidia) all without crapping the bed running Rosetta@Home in the background under BOINC. And sadly that will probably still be exclusively whatever Windows flavor is still offered.
end rant ;op
So off topic, so the only reason I originally bought the Zx was after my X-Fi PCI literally died (which WTH how does a PCI card just die?) was that I stupidly assumed that as a Creative card it would still support the 'old SoundFont Bank Manager so I could still jam out to MIDI AWE32 style. This being after the SBLive! that worked really well for me... ironically the AWE32 still works, where's that ISA to USB adapter when you need it lol.