« on: February 08, 2014, 07:21:24 PM »
Windows 8's compatibility with older programs is worse than it was for Windows 7 and even Vista. Had a heck of a time trying to get Mobil 1 Rally Championship (awesome game BTW) running on my Win8 laptop and when I got it running in a playable state, it doesn't run quite as well as it did on my Vista laptop (slight frame rate dips, despite being well above the game's system requirements). Oddly enough, resolution has no effect whatsoever on the framerate.
I've heard of some other older games having problems too, like Age Of Empires 2 and SWAT 3.
Thankfully, the Compatibility Toolkit works for Windows 8.
Also, not having a Start button is really annoying at first but I've gotten used to that.