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  1. #16
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    I can run all my games on XP Home; even NFS Porsche and I didn't have to remove the gimmee.dll either. Just popped it in, installed and away I go. It's more stable than my Win98se and does seem to handle the resources better.

    I'm no game expert but I sure do love XP by a long shot!!!

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    I'd say win98 for pure gaming. Be it modern or legacy. Be it FE or SE
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    probably because you haven't experience WinXP

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    I'm running Xp/me& win2k and i would have to say that win2k does a better job than xp if only because it's the same os less the makup. Either one however(xp/2k) outdoes 98/me because a: NTFS and b: this is the direction in which technology is pushing.

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    Another vote for Win98SE or FE.

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    I have WinXP Pro, but I would have to say that I think Win98 has the best chance of getting games to run on it. I have a couple of games that won't run on XP properly. Granted, I think the problem is with the game publishers, who can't be bothered to release patches to fix these glitches in the games, but I wouldn't need a patch for them if I had stuck with Win98.

    Having said that, I don't intend on going back to Win98. WinXP really does feel superior, and any game that was produced professionally works fine on XP (even good old Total Annihilation works like a charm, no tweaking needed) but there is the odd game I have that is a b!tch. But, I always thought they were programmed by monkies

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    Originally posted by Raccoon:
    Stable and nice-looking, WinXP is a great OS. However, I did encounter some problems with it that I never experienced with Win98 (first edition, SE is just slow and buggy...).

    So, Windows 98 First Edition it is.

    Agree, win98fe is the best.



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    Depends on the games you play I think. Most newer games are optimised for the NT kernal and as such run faster on 2K and XP than 98.

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    I personnaly use 98SE now, and I will surely put XP in my next comp; both are great gaming platforms but 98SE is better on old comps IMO (below 600MHz) or bloated ones
    Personnaly I had a horrible experience with 98FE, but I've heard mixed opinions about it...

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    I've used everything from 95 through XP Home. Here's how I rate them.

    1. XP Home: most stable ever. You might lose a few fps but the stability is amazing. Resource management is great.

    2. A Tie: 98SE/Me Bost equaly stable. Can't remember the difference in fps. But games ran on both. Though 98SE got clogged faster.

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    XP Home: most stable ever. You might lose a few fps but the stability is amazing. Resource management is great.
    Win2K is alot better in both instances, imo.

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    Well, I admit. XP does need some tweaks to get going. Id did get the occational lockup in GTA3 but that could be the trainer running in the memory. I also installed some older games like Deus EX and it run without and probs. Will try some older games later to see what happen. I like the stability though. If a game locks up you can just end it and start it again without rebooting. I did have some probs. with DVD decrypter and needed force ASPI to fix the problem. Other than that everthing ran just fine.

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    Hey good to see you Candyman, long time no hear. Hows the cafe going?

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