What if Windows had a game mode?

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  1. Kwartel
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    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

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    A Gamemode in Windows would give better prestations since hasn't all those backgroundtasks. So why won't M$ open their eyes?
     
  2. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    There is a software, called, gamebooster or something, does exactly what you wish for.
     
  3. tijntje_7

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    ^ True, and there's also tune up utilities' turbo boost [​IMG]
    But yeah, it would be nice to have it from ms themselves [​IMG]
    It would be kinda better I guess...
    But whatever, I think it would be nice [​IMG]
     
  4. Urza

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    Are you fucking retarded.
     
  5. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    The title says "Windows", if you don't like it, just stay out of it and go play with your linux toys.
     
  6. devilguy370

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    you mean like...counter strike if it had a story mode? IMPOSSIBLE
     
  7. Urza

    Urza hi

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    The inferiority of Windows has nothing to do with my reasons for stating "Are you fucking retarded".

    The OP post is seriously fucking retarded.
     
  8. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Could you explain me why?
    Because, as I said before, there actually is software that does exactly what he wishes for.
     
  9. Urza

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    Fucking retarded software.
     
  10. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Lol. [​IMG]
     
  11. DBlaze

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    Dat well explained opinion of yours, it's so useful, it almost feels like I could've written it.
     
  12. Urza

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    I feel this idea is preposterous good sir, and as such may reflect on the intellectual disposition of the OP.

    Indubitably. [​IMG]
     
  13. redfalcon

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    Because the performance impact would be minimal. Who cares about 200 MByte background services, when new gaming rigs have 8GiB or more RAM? Just because there are tasks running, it doesnt necessarily mean that they consume performance. And new systems like Win 7 (and Vista?) put all those background stuff to low priority, when the power is needed. No offense to anyone, but most of these optimizations are just placebos; or hurt more than they help.
     
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    I personally feel that disabling the Windows Networking Service increases my computer's performance during TF2, Left4Dead, Killing Floor. Heck, every online game I've ever played. However the opposite is true with offline based games.
    Strange that.
     
  15. ryan90

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    some background programs like msn messenger and Internet explorers can interfere, bringing you back into windows to notify you on stuff, and then if a background service cashes or a windows starts de-fragmenting your hard-drive this could cause loading issues in-game

    Depending on how powerful you computer is it may have no effect at all but if your computer isn't top of the line you will notice some sort of increase
     
  16. CannonFoddr

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    FYI - Windows USE to have a 'gamemode' with minimal background tasks etc, but M$ thought it wasn't good enough

    It was called 'DOS' [​IMG]
     
  17. Originality

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    How about a cross between Windows and NXE? An option in Windows that lets you load into a mini OS dedicated for gaming (with maybe minimal multimedia capabilities and a minimal internet service with minimal IM capabilities), something like NXE. They already have the basis for it - what is an Xbox but a PC designed badly? They just need to export it to Windows/PC.

    Of course, that would be a good idea. Software designers and company managers are well known for only coming up with (and/or endorsing) bad ideas...
     
  18. GundamXXX

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    Buy a console ....


    A computer is not made for games, its jsut that games are made for computers and theres things fro computers to play even better games. In the end Windows is an Operating System, meant for thigns like Excel, Word, Photoshop and the likes. I see Win XP at workplaces, Vista at managers offices.

    But yea, if you want a "gamermode" from MS buy an Xbox
     
  19. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    I beg to differ.
     
  20. Banger

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    I will use 2 VERY BIG examples... FPS's and RTS both invented with a PC in mind and they both play like crap on gaming consoles. There is a reason that a large majority of FPS's have to have some sort of target lock on system...


    [​IMG]