A month and a half later and Vista and I are still locked in a struggle, I am not certain who will win. The short story is the old 98 machine died. I could not afford the machine I really wanted, so I bought one from Circuit City. Give me a few days and perhaps I will relate the entire saga of the machines. Some parts of it still sets my blood boiling. But here are some of the highlights of the battle on the gaming front:
Vista vs Darkstone Darkstone wins.
Vista vs Revanant Revanant wins (but display must be dropped to 16 to play)
Vista Vs. Final Fantasy VII Vista wins-so far I get to start a new game or load then screen turn black and stays that way.
Vista Vs Prince of Persia 3d PoP3d but Movies do not run so far
Vista vs Dungeon Keeper- Vista. Vista laughs at me. It tells me it installed but it did not.
Vista vs.Zmud- Zmud, but must run as administrator
Vista Vs Normality- Vista. It did not really even try. No directory made.
Vista Vs Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny-Vista It goes through everything makes a westwood chat directory even, but does not even begin to install Lands of Lore although it claims it does.
Vista vs THQ's Let's ride Dreamer-THQ Damn,I had hoped Vista would win that one. don't ask it's a long story. but it loaded.
Vista Vs Icewind Dale-Icewind Dale wins.
Note: Icewind Dale and Darkstone loaded first attempt with no tweaks,driver downloads or researching what was happening through the web or readme files. The rest all had issues that needed to be resolved during installation.So to all you Best Buy employees and others who spout the Microsoft Party line "of course your games will run fine on Vista with its ability to emulate older OSes" you know where you can put it.