I know about MS antivirus / antispyware garbage program and other stuff being extremely bad.
I'm using a dual-boot Win7 64bit Ultimate with WinXP Ultra 32-bit.
For old games (i.e. about 90% of what I play... a have a few thousand of them installed since my WinXP installation is like 16 years old now
; Win10 would probably explode if you did that), I'm using XP. For newer games (about 10%, Merge included, pretty much anything from ~2006+), I'm using Win7.
AMD FX 8350 (4 GHz per core, 8 cores, 1 thread = 1 core),
GTX Titan X 12 GB GPU (got it fully working on XP (you need to get the Maxwell architecture Titans to be able to do that!
), it is insanely hilarious to see hardware accelerations for ancient games that are made to work with like 5 MB GPUs to work with a 12 GB one without a hitch! (note that the following are not meant to be examples of the 5 MB thing...) Dungeon Siege 1+2, Kotor1+2, Dungeon Keeper 2, Neverwinter Nights 1, Gooka 2, and so on...)
24 GB RAM
Both systems on an SSD drive. (Some guy on the internet said that you cannot put XP on an SSD drive. I guess he was wrong. But these people tend to be wrong a lot of times.
Didn't get USB3.1A working on XP, but eventually I did manage to get USB3.0 to work on XP flawlessly (with an USB3.0 HUB and USB3.0 external drive put into that hub... in USB3 mode. Those are THREE things that could've gotten wrong in XP, but didn't
Quadruple-layer Bluray burner (Pioneer... they even had an article on why they still support WinXP!
Two Shure SM58 13k CZK studio microphones (the audio from them is a little bit better on XP than on 7 and I do not know why
(probably the new audio system that WinVista got))
Games on Win7 example (none of which are Steam, Epic, Origin, Galaxy or Uplay based. I hate those things with passion!
Also what they started doing with Win8 as a marketing ploy was to simply name all subsequent systems with a raised number, so that people would think that those are just newer versions of the same operating system. And that is true only partially... the differences between 8 and 7 are such that I wouldn't consider one to be the newer version of another, opting to call them different operating systems all-together.
I believe this will suffice as an answer to your question!
Jezebeth Noir wrote:I really like your idea about starting the game as a peasant, but for now it makes little sense: the normal classes obtains too quickly and easily. Don't you think that the knight or mage education should not be free to peasants? It should costs money, or completing some quest, or both. The applicant should also meet the requirements for level and base stats, and finally the class teachers shouldn't be easy to find. In addition, the education should take some time, a bit more time than a regular training in a training center. What do you think?
Well, depends on who are you talking to. Rodril is the mod's creator, and the one who (presumably) came up with the idea. However he hasn't been here for months. Probably considers the mod finished, he worked on it for years and the bugs that are there now are rather minimalistic. It did take Falagar like 3 years to promote four peasants to their base classes. 3/4 years per character. I'm going to put this into the suggestion tracker.
We are talking about someone taking the mod over by autumn. I'm coding 9-12 hours a day, so I really don't want to, but I will if it means that otherwise the project is dead. Expect like 0-2 bugfixes a month if I do make my own fork of the project. (adding new content like new character looks should be trivial though, as long as their races and classes already exist)
The first thing I would do was to fix the update on the first page (and find what is wrong with it... because there IS something wrong with it... the last time I found an error, it was due there being an ancient script that collided).
Then make a proper all-in-one installer. With optional stuff. Also making a configuration file for the Merge for optional stuff and settings.
Then fix at least two harder to fix bugs.
And then make a new website (a dynamic one... I payed a good buck for an offline program that can do just that) with a forum.
This is like the first time that I have no artistic criticism against it. It is just too awesome!