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No Win98 DOOM 3

In today's (unusually late) DOOM 3 newsbit, a post on PlanetDOOM confirms from Activision that DOOM 3 will not run under Windows 98 or Win98SE, but that Windows XP or Windows 2000 will be required.

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30. Re: No subject Jul 27, 2004, 22:14 Nighthawk
Its been out for 3 years and you have never read about what it offers and what it can do? Sit down at the internet and read up. Microsoft will release a new OS every 4-5 years but they support up to 2 versions back. If you include 2000 and ME then guess what, 98 is too old. Using more resources doesn't automatically make it better, it uses more resources BECAUSE it is better.

Not being suported by Microsoft is a huge deal. If there are issues with the game under 98, Microsoft wont provide support. If a certain 98 driver is causing issues, Microsoft again will not work with providers to fix the issues. You have to build for the latest thing out there and leave the old stuff behind. Its called progression.

Eventually you just have to upgrade. An OS isn't something like pixel shading 2.0 or 3.0, or the latest bump mapping code. Its the guts of what runs our software. Eventually things are tailored to use the best thing out there and currently XP is it.


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