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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2006, 06:50:17 am »
People are just worried because Vista products are supposedly non-backwards compatible.
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2006, 06:53:11 am »
There's so many games coming out for Vista that I'm not sure. I highly doubt it, but there's that little nagging worry that it will. I do believe that if they do, it'll be like most of the other 'launch games' they're planning for Vista  being talked about at E3, (it seems like a console the release in that way, which has surprised me), and requiring DirectX 10 software but allowing DirectX 9 hardware.(Just like most games requiring DirectX 9c still worked on my old GeForce 3, a DirectX 8 card, except Battlefield 2 and Oblivion, the latter of which being why I upgraded a couple weeks back.)

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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2006, 08:18:43 am »
Why is everyone so worried about Vista, can't you just buy it?
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2006, 08:21:04 am »
Why is everyone so worried about Vista, can't you just buy it?

Yes when its out but it is also supposed to be a major memory and cpu hog such that most people would need to upgrade.  As well, programs written for it are not supposed to be backwards compatible.
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2006, 08:23:39 am »
Why is everyone so worried about Vista, can't you just buy it?

Why should i buy it? is a better question.
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2006, 08:25:23 am »
Well, that's one reason I'm waiting until Vista comes out to build my new computer.
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2006, 08:30:06 am »
I'd wait until its out for a couple of years to work out the kinks.  Everytime I hear about this OS I hear about the massive glitches it still has.
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2006, 10:14:59 am »
They planned Spore for fall '06 when vista was planned to '07 so they didn't plan it some months ago...
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2006, 11:30:03 am »
think of this from a business perspective.

If you restrict to a new operating system, particularly one that would require a lot of people to purchase new hardware to use at all, you are severely limiting your audience.  You are limiting sales and cutting your own profits.

Why does Microsoft do it?  They're banking that if they can get enough games and other apps to restrict themselves to Vista, it will speed up adoption of their new operating system, increasing Microsoft's profits.  EA gets no money when a copy of Vista is purchased and so it has no incentive to restrict Spore to Vista.  And I doubt Microsoft can give EA enough money to provide that incentive without losing money overall in that deal.

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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2006, 11:35:24 am »
I'd wait until its out for a couple of years to work out the kinks.  Everytime I hear about this OS I hear about the massive glitches it still has.

Whether it's a console or an OS, I've always waited at least a year before buying, to make sure all the bugs and flaws were cleared out. (For example - Remember the overheating problem the first-run PS2's had?)
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2006, 11:39:36 am »
Yup.  While I love new toys, between working out glitches and getting the price down some, it can be nice to wait a bit.
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2006, 02:26:19 am »
i cannot beleive anyone has actually even of possivly thinking about considering becoming intrested in wether spore will be vista only, there is not a chance in hell, infact, if it is. . . . . i will eat my own hair, and you can trust me here, i will get a hair cut and eat the hair, probably in a cake or somthing, i am not joking.
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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2006, 02:29:35 am »
If they did that, I would eat my own liver.

me too!!  If they did that, I would eat your liver!

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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2006, 02:47:27 am »
think of this from a business perspective.

If you restrict to a new operating system, particularly one that would require a lot of people to purchase new hardware to use at all, you are severely limiting your audience.  You are limiting sales and cutting your own profits.

Why does Microsoft do it?  They're banking that if they can get enough games and other apps to restrict themselves to Vista, it will speed up adoption of their new operating system, increasing Microsoft's profits.  EA gets no money when a copy of Vista is purchased and so it has no incentive to restrict Spore to Vista.  And I doubt Microsoft can give EA enough money to provide that incentive without losing money overall in that deal.

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Re: Vista only?
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2006, 02:51:17 am »
EA has a reputation for being a money hungry monster, so why would it cut it's own profits, no worrys
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