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Multiwinia on Windows 7?

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:28 am
by Innocent Hawk
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
by KingAl
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
by RabidZombie
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
by Innocent Hawk
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. :wink:

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
by jelco
Well, it is a beta... ;)

Jelco

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:27 pm
by RabidZombie
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
by gmp_gmp
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
by raidensnake
Multiwinia Works Fully on Windows 7 RTM version 7600 for both 32/64-bit

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:42 pm
by TrueSongMedia
I can confirm that this bug has NOT been fixed. The issue persists in Windows 7 (x64) Build 7600.