Windows 10: Dx8 games have issues ?

  1.    04 Sep 2015 #1

    Dx8 games have issues ?

    I have just bought the complete (except the newest one) Tom Clancy series of FPS-games from for 10$:)

    But all of the older of the games (dx8.xx) flickers a lot when in full screen. Also V-sync does not work in these games. No matter what I change in Nvidia's game profile works. V-sync, FSAA aso is not changing anything.

    I did manage to get one of these oldies to start in a window (don't know how I did it ), and then it runs fine without flicker, but V-sync aso does not work there either. Because of fps well over 500, my GTX980Ti suffer of coil-whine

    Is there a way to get these old games to work in Windows 10?

    NB: The games with dx9 and newer works just fine.
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       04 Sep 2015 #2

    DirectX 9 should be backwards compatible to use for older games that require DirectX 8, do not think using it in Windows 10 or 8.1 would be good at all. Some older games may work in compatibility mode right click .exe file select within. Matters how old of a game we are talking about.
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  3.    04 Sep 2015 #3

    What a shame. I will have to play them in windowed mode then. :-(
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       04 Sep 2015 #4

    Burgurne said: View Post
    What a shame. I will have to play them in windowed mode then. :-(
    I am not sure if may work with DirectX 9c those particular games you bought, it matters if have it already, Directx 9c on the system already. If you don't this is it, if you do will only update them. Good luck, let me know.
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  5.    04 Sep 2015 #5

    This has been a problem since they messed up DX9 around build 10130. I've just about given up on them fixing it, and you pretty much are forced to play older games in windowed mode.

    I've literally tried just about everything to force the games to display full-screen without the weird phase issue, and nothing works except hacking it into a windowed full-screen mode. That pseudo-fix only works sometimes though. It's pretty freaking annoying.
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