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Budlake
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Windows OS

Postby Budlake » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:22 am

Will P3Dv5 work on an i7 processor with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OS?

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Re: Windows OS

Postby JorgenSA » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:10 am

It will not. V. 5 uses DX12, which is only available from Microsoft in Windows 10.

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System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

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Re: Windows OS

Postby Budlake » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:39 am

Thanks for your quick reply. Is a DX11 compatible version to be released or is this to be a furthering of the push to promote W10 at the expense of other operating systems?
I recall some time ago when Apple took MS to the courts because MS were deemed to be forcing its operating system on PC users at the expense of other developers (Apple); is this a similar situation?
I do not like W10, it is resource heavy, it is undemocratic, it makes demands on the end-user that it should not and it is very slow at doing a lot of things. Also MS has manipulated the market to the exclusive benefit of it and W10. MS has also made W10 incompatible with a lot of basic software packages which therefore means that Office and other administrative programes need to be repurchased at considerable costs (just like P3D which does not offer a discount to existing custmers for v5).
I have W10 on a laptop and I have vowed that I will never use it again. If necesary I will revert to UNIX or even move to Apple. In the meantime I will stay with FSX but it is unlikely that I will move fully to P3Dv4.5 because there is a lot of that simulator that is inferior to FSX.
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Re: Windows OS

Postby JorgenSA » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:01 am

I have FSX plus P3D v. 4.5 and v. 5 on this system, all under Win 10.

Win 10 is as undemocratic as any other OS, but it is SUPPORTED, which Win 7 is not any more.

I had Win 8 and 8.1 before Win 10, and I will say that Microsoft made a HUGE mistake when they changed the user interface.

But why play the game by their rules? I don't use the Start menu, I run everything I can off the desktop, and I take out all that I do not need (uninstall or disable) plus I turn off UAC. I never use Internet Explorer or Edge, my default browser is Chrome with Firefox in reserve.

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

All views and opinions expressed here are entirely my own. I am not a Lockheed-Martin employee.

Budlake
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Re: Windows OS

Postby Budlake » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:26 am

I have done some searching and find that DX12 can be ported on W7, so I wonder why Prepare 3D did not develope v5 for W7 as well as W10 or whether v5 can indeed be run on W7 64 bit Pro. The following links are to just two web addresses, there are others.

https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-final ... ain-games/
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14078/mi ... -windows-7
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Re: Windows OS

Postby JorgenSA » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:30 am

I have seen something to that effect also, but with the developments taking place in DX12 I would not count on that being supported by Microsoft or the graphics card device drivers.

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

All views and opinions expressed here are entirely my own. I am not a Lockheed-Martin employee.


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