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Multiwinia on Windows 7?
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:28 am
So the official Windows 7 Beta was released yesterday, and I'm giving it a spin on my laptop.
My laptop uses an nvidia video card, and they were nice enough to release a new driver specifically for Windows 7.
I put the Steam version of Multiwinia on Windows 7, and despite having a video driver specifically meant for Windows 7, the screen for Multiwinia flickers like crazy, as if there was something wrong with the refresh rate. Other games, such as Left 4 Dead, run without issue however.
Will there be an update for Multiwinia to support Windows 7 Beta, or perhaps just Windows 7 when it is fully released?
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:53 am
It'll be because of poor driver support for OpenGL at this stage: Left4Dead uses Direct3D, as does the Steam version of Darwinia. So to answer your question, there may be an update for Windows 7 to support Multiwinia
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:34 pm
There won't be a patch, no, because it's not Multiwinia's fault. It's most certainly the drivers, since Windows 7 should remain compatible with all Vista compatible programs (which Multiwinia is).
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:11 pm
RabidZombie wrote:There won't be a patch, no, because it's not Multiwinia's fault. It's most certainly the drivers, since Windows 7 should remain compatible with all Vista compatible programs (which Multiwinia is).
There's lots of things that "should" happen in life, that simply don't.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that Multiwinia is at fault, it certainly could be another factor, I'm just asking if there would be support for Windows 7 if the problem is not resolved by it's full release.
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:16 pm
Well, it is
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:27 pm
I doubt the problem won't be resolved from release, because of the huge fiasco with the release of Vista and it's initial crappy support for OpenGL. I know ATI's 32bit Windows 7 drivers are OpenGL compatible, but their 64bit ones aren't. Unfortunately, nvidia's drivers for Windows 7 are only available via Windows Update, so only you can tell us if it says anything in the release notes.
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:46 am
I'm trying out Win7 64 bit on an Nvidia card, with the drivers from winupdate. I currently have a black screen going on with menu sounds. It's rather saddening
Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:32 pm
Multiwinia Works Fully on Windows 7 RTM version 7600 for both 32/64-bit
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:42 pm
I can confirm that this bug has NOT been fixed. The issue persists in Windows 7 (x64) Build 7600.