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#1035058 - 10/05/15 08:27 PM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Jenny100]
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Drac...

Have to got a chance to see how Horizon 2 runs on Windows 10 ?

I want to buy it but I will wait for reviews on this...
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#1035060 - 10/05/15 08:55 PM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Sorry, but I don't have the game.
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#1038259 - 10/28/15 03:56 AM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I finally updated my win8.1 (64bit) Home edition to win 10 (64 bit) Home edition 3 days ago, and I like so far, but a bit too early to give it an honest rating.

Anyway, I installed Syberia 1 and 2 from GOG and it started with no problems, I have played around with both games for about 10 minutes each and so far so good. But I do not get a Full Screen, I get a small screen with huge black bars on each side, could be because I am using a Laptop with an Intel HD Graphics card and cannot play around with scaling or any other neat features offered by dedicated cards.
I tried changing my Screen Resolutions but no luck with that either.
Again, aside from the small screen it works very good.

Note: When I do buy another Laptop, I will come back here first to take your suggestions regarding "Make sure you get a dedicated video card", or something in that nature, again, I shall read up on all the advices given here beforehand.

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#1038288 - 10/28/15 09:16 AM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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That's great, Starcom! We are assuming that games from places like GOG which state they will work on Windows 10 will indeed work. I kind of quit working with this because it was so frustrating to find that games which I have no doubt would work perfectly will not launch because of Microsoft's decision to block certain forms of DRM.
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#1038843 - 10/31/15 06:27 AM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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re: Last Half of Darkness, Beyond the Spirit's Eye, I installed it on Win10 machine and after running the Troubleshooter all is good, the game works well, again a small screen, but maybe it was originally a small screen.

As for your missing .dll problems, this is part of the instructions of the readme file from WR:

Rename file "d3drm.bak" to "d3drm.dll" (d3drm.bak is located in the game folder after you have installed game).

I didn't have to do this since it was already converted, maybe it has to do with the fact that I bought the Trilogy from WR and he might have made some changes

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#1038861 - 10/31/15 10:03 AM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Starcom]
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Originally Posted By: Starcom
re: Last Half of Darkness, Beyond the Spirit's Eye, I installed it on Win10 machine and after running the Troubleshooter all is good, the game works well, again a small screen, but maybe it was originally a small screen.

No it wasn't.
It was a low resolution though, at least compared to modern desktop resolutions.
It sounds like Windows 10 isn't automatically adjusting the resolution to fit your screen, which may be a directx problem or may be due to poor Windows 10 video drivers.
Are you able to reduce your desktop resolution in Windows 10?
If you are, does it have an effect on the size of the game window?

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#1038983 - 11/01/15 01:08 AM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Jenny100]
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Are you able to reduce your desktop resolution in Windows 10? If you are, does it have an effect on the size of the game window?


Thanks for your reply and confirming the screen size, yes I am able to adjust my desktop resolution but that does not help, I also tried this for the 2 Syberia games which produce a small screen and No Luck there, I think you hit the nail on the head when you said about
Windows 10 drivers and I have read here and elsewhere that W10 does Not Like Intel HD Graphic cards, at least the one I have which is a Intel HD 4000 which works very well for the majority of my games.

Also as mentioned previously, I will be needing a new lappy soon and I will read and write down the advice given by you, Draclvr and others regarding buying a laptop with a "Dedicated video card rather than an Integrated one"
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#1038992 - 11/01/15 03:55 AM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I've read the article below from Microsoft that shows a way to enable or disable secdrv which I believe is securom, but not sure, what do you guys think about this?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3086255

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#1039014 - 11/01/15 08:19 AM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Very interesting wonder if we all need to do this?
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#1039016 - 11/01/15 09:32 AM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I've seen this hack before, but haven't tried it. Secdrv.sys is a driver for the SafeDisc copy protection scheme.
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#1039440 - 11/03/15 10:09 PM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Well exactly 10 days later I have decided to roll back to Windows 8.1, not because I didn't like
Windows 10, but not only as mentioned before re : getting a new laptop down the road, but W10 did not like my Intel HD Graphics card. Many of my favourite games would not play Full Screen despite numerous attempts to try and fix this, thanks to Jenny100 suggestion  
``Are you able to reduce your desktop resolution in Windows 10?
If you are, does it have an effect on the size of the game window?``

Which at first didn't help, but then after having a Duh moment, I realized by reducing the Screen size down one notch from it's maximum or recommended size, that I could now activate the Scaling feature on my card, after choosing « Scale Full Screen » this helped in a few of the games I tested and brought it to a Full screen, but there were still too many games which did not.

The deal breaker was when Darrall mentioned that he installed Culpa Innata and got a shaky screen and could not play it, well I tried to install it and with the same results and I even tried the fix suggested by Jarkeld and the site he supplied, which did work But, the screen size was only a 4 inch by 4 inch screen and there is Absolutely No Way I am going to play one of my All Time favourite game in that size of screen and now that I have Culpa Innata installed, of course I now have to replay it and of course it works perfectly in W 8.1.
And all the games I previously tested works great on my puny laptop with full screen and all in 8.1. One thing to note though, I have a lot of No CD or DVD fixes for a lot of my games which helps enormously even in W10 to make it work.
As for rolling back W10 to your previous Windows, as long as you do it before 30 days, it is a Piece of cake and it took only about 30 to 40 minutes to roll back and everything was pretty much the same, almost as if I didn't even install 10.
One other important note, before trying W10, I did a full backup (system image) of my computer, just in case….

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#1039447 - 11/03/15 11:22 PM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Really good to know all this, Starcom...
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#1039882 - 11/06/15 08:33 PM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I was against installing Windows 10, but my son persuaded me and I am glad. I have installed and now playing Halo Combat Evolved with the download from Bungie. I have also installed Murder on the Orient Express, Outcry, Alter Ego and Murder in the Abbey. This Windows 10 may not be so bad after all for many of my old games.
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#1039891 - 11/06/15 11:15 PM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I'm so glad to hear that you are having such good luck, kazzmo! I like the operating system in general, but I sure wish there were several things they would fix... like blocking certain forms of DRM.
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#1050975 - 01/20/16 02:49 PM Re: Windows 10 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I've thought about installing the Win 10 upgrade but heard that it has some serious big brother issues. What have you found about that Drac?
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