Windows 10 and your favorite MMORPGs

    
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If you’re upgrading to Windows 10 this week, congratulations! You’re brave! You might be in for a week of tech headaches and busted games!

Tech support across multiple games and studios is recommending that you fully update your graphics drivers first and foremost. Nvidia and AMD have released new drivers in the last few days to support Win10’s support for DirectX 12. “NVIDIA has been working closely with Microsoft on the development of Windows 10 and DirectX 12,” blared the tech giant’s website yesterday. “Coinciding with the arrival of Windows 10, this Game Ready driver includes the latest tweaks, bug fixes, and optimizations to ensure you have the best possible gaming experience.” Yeah, you need ’em.

  • World of Warcraft users are reporting FPS drops, mouse and camera issues, and screen tearing. (Switching from windowed to full-screen and back again seems to be resolving a lot of problems.)
  • Trion is confident in its preparedness: “As of today (July 27), and barring any last-minute changes made by Microsoft, all Trion games are ready for Windows 10 release,” Brasse told RIFT, Trove, ArcheAge, and Defiance fans. Players with problems are advised to update their drivers.
  • Final Fantasy XIV is less confident. “We are currently performing operation verifications so that Final Fantasy XIV can be played on Microsoft Windows 10, the next OS to be officially released by Microsoft on Jul. 29, 2015,” posted the studio earlier last week. “The verification process is scheduled to be completed in mid-August, but if any issues should occur, more time will be required for verification. We will make an announcement when Final Fantasy XIV officially begins to support Windows 10.”

Of course, this is just a handful of MMOs. If you know of other official statements from studios about their games’ compatibility with Windows 10 (or updates to what we’ve got above), let everyone know in the comments! I’m going back to weeping silently over the new F2P-with-ads Solitaire that has sullied Microsoft’s big week.

With thanks to Omedon for suggesting this post!

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majorbio
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majorbio

Mabinogi doesn’t work on windows 10 right now either
it sucks

purewitz
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purewitz

Only MMORPG I’ve played since I install Windows 10 is Star Wars: The Old Republic and I have had no issues at all. In general Windows 10 has caused me no issues at all. Except uninstalling my Windows 7 Nvidia Graphics Driver during the Windows 10 upgrade installation and me needing to install the Windows 10 Game Ready Driver, but can’t really complain about that. lol.

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

Ryuen tobascodagama thickenergy They’re already out there if you look for them.

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

I had a bunch of game issues on upgrade, but realized that most of them went away when I uninstalled and reinstalled the games (technically, I did a clean install of 10 and reinstalled the games). So I would suggest a reinstall of any games people are playing after upgrading to 10.

Chuki792
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Chuki792

Probably explain it away as an ‘oversight’…

Gottphoenix
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Gottphoenix

ah yes, win 10

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MartinGibbs
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MartinGibbs

Elder Scrolls Online is locking up other apps that I have running. So ALT-TAB out of game to check email for example becomes impossible. It was fine in 8.1

Ket_Viliano
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Ket_Viliano

Nreff AngelBlack  True, but who uses the stock browser? Sure, many people do, but there are several good alternatives. I only use IE to post on this blog.
What I want to know is how effective are all of the opt-outs, what do I need to do to get Win10 under control?
Win7 was so good about having mostly decent defaults.

Caec
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Caec

I think people make a huge issue out of an anthill. Considering how much of Windows is the same across Vista through 10, the anxiety over whether a game is officially “supported” or not is rather silly. 

Video card drivers are generally the culprit, not the OS, when we have a “new” release of Windows.

Father Xmas
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Father Xmas

I’m giving it a month.  Let all the OEMs catch up with driver fixes.  GW2 seems a bit hit or miss but those having problems mostly post that it’s not working with no details publicly and trying to play 20 questions with those folk are usually exercises in pain.  It’s like providing tech support to relatives who still refer to the monitor as the computer and not the box on the floor.
This is why we don’t have flying cars.