Windows 10 Makes PC Games BETTER?

Tech and Science News: Windows 10 Makes PC Games BETTER?

An upcoming Game Mode for Windows 10 promises to improve PC game performance... but can you trust it?

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  • farmerjonboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Life

    2 months ago

    They need to push getting the xbox games we buy available to us on pc as well first before doing to much of this.

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    2 months ago

    i feel like this will be one of those things that everyone will tell you to turn off to fix bugs. "hey, blah blah game is doing (insert buggy behavior)." "ok, make sure game mode is turned off" "oh, thanks bro, that fixed it!"

  • chaos2367 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    they dId say UWP is usable with other stores. how difficult would it be for services like steam to switch over early before losing ground to microsoft thus making its attempts to corner the market useless?

  • Dy1anConway FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dylan Conway

    2 months ago

    I can see UWP having the same success path that Steam had where nobody wanted to use it but had to in order to play certain games. Then after years of major patches and features more people flock over to it until they become invested in it by both money and their game library that it becomes the standard platform for PC gaming. Then of course it could become the case where we have a platform war between those who use Steam and those who use UWP much like the case between Xbox and Playstation.


    The other possibility is it becomes just like Origin where there is a smaller community using it compared to Steam and a lot of people having it installed on a separate drive or only installing the service and the game they wanted to play only to uninstall it afterwards to save disk space and performance.

  • RiverRunning

    2 months ago

    Gamers were some of the first to call out Microsoft when they started screwing over DR-DOS... so Microsoft has been screwing over competitors in the gaming field for decades!

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 7-4 M-F CDT

    2 months ago

    A lot of (tinfoil-hat) conjecture from Sweeny and un-named "gamers" that we've heard before over and over ad nauseum -- none of which has ever come true. What I'm reading from the entire blurb is that non-UWP games need to tell Game Mode which are the Windows modules that they're using for the best boost as UWP already does just that by packaging everything that a game needs within itself and identifying what it needs to allocate outside itself.


    There is no way to phase out Win32-based applications completely, ever. UWP has too many roadblocks when it comes to custom hardware needed for specialized research, development, manufacturing, management, sales, and even medical operations. UWP doesn't offer a way to interface in the many, many methods that each specialized component needs. The way UWP is designed, it will never be able to be as versatile as Win32.


    Because of that (and the continued need for backward compatibility), Win32/64 will never go away. Games will continue to be developed for it as long as PCs are being used for more than just games. Sweeny's doomsday predictions can never come true or there will be no outlet for what made PCs great: versatility beyond games.

  • Justin-Thadick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold flash

    2 months ago

    im am wondering what azure will be able to do, especially with crackdown coming uot

  • task32 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Really the only reason I upgraded to win10 from 7 was because it did it automatically when I was in the middle of playing Fallout4.  

  • sofa420 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Or just use Windows 7... I really wanted to like Windows 10, and I did like a lot of their UI changes (and the linux subsystem), but when it came to gaming it was unusable. I had switched back to Windows after years of running linux so that I could play Overwatch, but I'd get so much frame stuttering that playing it was more luck than skill (though I'm also not good). Finally decided to fall back to Windows 7, framerate issues are gone. Consistent 70fps at 4k.

  • darkflame8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Do you want more FPS but at the cost of having Windows controlling how you play your game and whether or not you can mod it?

    The day that I can't have a Bethesda game without XXX mods is a sad day indeed.

    • Dy1anConway FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dylan Conway

      2 months ago

      I doubt they'll restrict the ability to mod games however the fact that a lot of their features are present as an overlay system (Much like Steam's) means that it'll most likely hurt performance more than it'll increase it. With Steam Overlay on i'll lose anywhere from 5-20fps depending on the game.

    • darkflame8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Microsoft has said in the past that while it is possible to mod UWP games, it it very difficult to  change the executable and as the files are essentially just apps, there is no real way to properly gain access to both the .ini files and the core code.

      It makes it difficult for me to go to UWP as Microsoft has total dominance over that ecosystem. With the Win32 architecture it might be okay but I am not holding my breath.

  • RWBimbie Keeper of Poems

    2 months ago

    You can take my LINUX 

    when you pry it from my cold dead hands