This is mainly in reply to prez, who is at least sensible about this
I understand the feeling of being burned upgrading to ME, the reason m8? you were burned, ME was truely a bad move from MS.
2k/xp on the other hand isnt, to try to answer your point about i paid for 98 let me play it on 98 talk, well i paid for windows 3.1 in 1991. i dont expect to play the game on that. I really dont.
To the trolls,
The main issue i guess is going to be memory managment, 98 just doesnt do real protected memory, thats why more oftern than not when a app crashes on 98 if it crashes due to a memory issue, some other application will have over writern a bit of memory that another app is using, totaly system ram usage is a issue in the older MS Os's - but protected memory is the main bug bear.
In a real operating system, like for instance, any linux bread, or indeed 2k or xp (i could mention others but lets keep to the point) the operating system just wont allow this to happen, you CAN NOT write to a bit of memory that some other application/program has registered with the operating system. its called protected memory. The more ram you have and use on a system that has unprotected memory the greater the risk or the bluescreen of death, or app failure.
now of course, this is most likly no the reason at all you cant run doom3, carmac prolly found a all new interesting way to break the game on that OS. but its reason enuff, if you run 32bit apps, on a proper 32bit OS. Your gonna have a stable platform. Please dont give us any jive about real gamers use 98, i am a real gamer, ive been a real gamer since way before you bought your first computer.
learn that sometimes, progress is good. admittidly its gonna burn you in some way, maybe thats you cant run a old game you like, maybe it means you need more ram. maybe it means you need a quicker box, maybe it means you have to learn some new technology.
Buy upgrading to 2k or xp, you gain a better file system, you gain more stable memory structure, you'll a REAL 32 bit OS, as apposed to a 16 bit os with 32bit code meshed in. youll gain a OS with real user security (apart from the holes). If you upgrade your current machine you will need more ram to make your games run at the same frames, this is true, the operating system has a bigger memory foot print, get over it.
1 more bonus? the uptime on my box is about 2 months atm, it would be longer other than various MS security updates i've installed that wanted a reboot. go on, tell me your 98 box can remain up for more than a week without grinding to a halt, i dare you. :pThis comment was edited on Jul 28, 05:46.