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Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/25/2019 9:32:42 PM   
larrybush


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Just read the requirements, pretty old stats.
I use windows 10 and direct x 12, should be backwards compatible.
I imagine a lot of folks are using newer machines, right?

Should I just wait for DW 2?
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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/25/2019 10:11:39 PM   
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I play Distant Worlds: Universe only on old computers.

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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/25/2019 10:30:34 PM   
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Works fine with win10....GP

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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/26/2019 3:26:17 AM   
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Works great on both of my Win 10 machines.

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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/26/2019 8:31:31 AM   
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At my place it runs only at Win XP and 7 not Win 10.
I ensured I have all admin rights. And I tried a lot of Windows compatility entries.

Only the autostart of DWU starts, not the game itself. The task end automatically 1s after it starts without an error message.

Therefore I play it on my “old” PC.

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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/26/2019 2:41:54 PM   
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Well, kinda a mixed bag here. I looked at the Tech Support sub-forum and noted various fixes to make Win 10 more backward compatible - Zak Blood's was a great resource BTW. But I think I will buy through Steam as they have a refund policy if all else fails.

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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/26/2019 2:49:58 PM   
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not something iv'e tested tbh, but if you follow any of my install guides, i'm sure 99% of the time that almost anything will work, but if you run into anything once bought, i'll grab and install and sort it for you anyway, so not an issue, steam is one route, but then you don't get the site version, buy here and like it, then you can have both

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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/26/2019 3:00:45 PM   
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I do tend to try and buy through Matrix, I like them to know I support their niche game company. War games are not exactly mainstream gaming.



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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/26/2019 6:16:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: larrybush

I do tend to try and buy through Matrix, I like them to know I support their niche game company. War games are not exactly mainstream gaming.




G-R-E-A-T !!!!!

and if you buy directly through Matrix you will get the STEAM key for free

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RE: Will this game install ok on a win 10 machine - 2/27/2019 2:19:13 PM   
larrybush


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Seems like alot of worry for nothing! I did make sure I had direct play checked and explorer and media player on before I installed (Thanks Zakblood for that!) It runs fine on this machine.
This is a newer win 10 install too, although the machine is a few years old. (thanks to a new SSD C drive)

Now Eric you can announce Distant Worlds 2 Beta testing! Ha!

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