From: Vermont, USA
2. I mostly started this because I think that Matarix should specify just what their software will run on so that people like me can make a reasonable purchase decision. Matrix, see Eric Rutins' comments about "Caveat Emptor," wants to play wargames against its customer base. That is suicide. I just did potential Matrix customers a service by buying and testing Starshatter on my little, rediculously low-spec 64-bit system and it seems to work. I do not see why they cannot test their software on different systems/configs and just report the results on the game site with other systems requirement data.
I'm not sure I understand this. We do list what our software runs on. We list the compatible operating systems, based on our testing. If we can't test an operating system, we won't list it. I think everyone pretty much understands that if their OS is not on the game's supported OS list, then they're taking a big risk buying the game and hoping it will work. Hence the "caveat emptor".