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GOG Getting Ready for Windows 10

GOG Getting Ready for Windows 10 - Press Release

GOG Getting Ready for Windows 10

GOG Getting Ready for Windows 10

 

Windows 10 is coming on July 29th and we are as ready as can be! You have been asking on our forums, and now we are here with the official word! We're getting ready for Windows 10 and putting our QA Team at full capacity to test the games we (and you!) are looking forward to play on the upcoming OS.

Currently, we are very optimistic about July 29th and hope you will make a near-seamless transition to gaming on the newest version of your Windows operating system.

  GOG Getting Ready for Windows 10  

 

GOG.com has always been about making sure our releases, especially the classics, are tested and playable out of the box on modern computers.

When GOG.com launched in 2008, Windows XP was by far the most popular operating system among gamers. Ever since then we've meticulously tested our entire library to introduce Day 1 compatibility with every new Windows release. We've done it for Windows 7, we've done it for Windows 8 - now we're doing it all again for Windows 10.
 
So far, things are looking great. We're encountering very few problems and most of those are either resolvable on our end, or likely to get fixed as Windows 10 nears release. In fact, many games that had issues on operating systems newer than Windows XP once again won’t suffer any hiccups on Windows 10. The OS is still a work in progress, so while anything can happen until the release date we're confident for the future. This is the smoothest transition to a brand new system that we've ever worked on.
 
Some games may need a patch to run perfectly smoothly, but don't worry - they will be available on the site, and if you use GOG Galaxy, your games will be ready to go automatically.
 
My thoughts
 
GOG has always been famed for getting classic games to work well on modern operating system, which makes their report of "very few issues" on the platform paint a very large smile on my face. 
 
Transitioning to a new OS is usually difficult, as some of your older apps or games may have difficulty working on Microsoft's new platform. Hopefully this OS will indeed be the easiest in history as I predict that a lot of us PC gamers are looking to jump onto Windows 10 as soon as the first DirectX 12 game drops. 
 
GOG has again showed here today that they will continue in their efforts to make all their games work well on modern systems, which shows how dedicated that they are to quality control. This is certainly something that Steam, Origin and other Game sellers need to improve upon in the future. 
 
 
You can join the discussion on GOG's work on Windows 10 on the OC3D Forums. 
 
 
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12-07-2015, 13:18:49

ander01se
Sounds good, now we just need a client that "supports multiple protocols". :P

But yeah, like that'll ever happen... O_o;Quote

12-07-2015, 14:54:12

Dicehunter
I'm wondering if existing DX11 games will see any performance enhancements on the OS ?Quote

12-07-2015, 15:02:22

Thelosouvlakia
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Originally Posted by Dice Hunter View Post
I'm wondering if existing DX11 games will see any performance enhancements on the OS ?
So far the Insiders report the same performance between Win7, 8.1, 10Quote

12-07-2015, 15:43:54

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Dice Hunter View Post
I'm wondering if existing DX11 games will see any performance enhancements on the OS ?
I doubt it. Windows 8 was important for AMD mainly, and those who run more than four cores. Windows 7 simply didn't get it but I can't see any performance boosts coming given it's running on the 8.1 shell.

Mind you, those who are still on 7 will get a nice boost and won't have to bugger around with core parking or any of the other hacks.

I saw quite huge gains in CPU intensive games when switching from 7 to 8 on my FX 8320. I got 15% higher score in 3dmark.Quote

13-07-2015, 07:35:55

DiceAir
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Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
So far the Insiders report the same performance between Win7, 8.1, 10
It also depends if you run amd or nvidia. On amd you might see some improvementsQuote
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