View Full Version : Difference of framerate between Vista / XP

13th Aug 2007, 16:37
Hello, :o

I read some people said the game was a bit slower under Vista (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=65981), which has been confirmed by this terrible benchmark (http://generation-3d.com/articles-Quel-est-le-meilleur-OS-pour-jouer-XP-VS-Vista-le-match-(Partie-1-DirectX),ar196-7.htm) :(

I'm sure some of you have upgraded to Vista and played Just Cause under both XP and Vista with the same machine.

I'd like to know if you noticed a dramatical change in terms of performances or if the framerate is still acceptable to enjoy the game.

Actually, I had the game but sold it. I'd like to rebuy it but now I'm using Vista and my computer is rather old (6800 128Mb, 3,0 GHz CPU, 2Gb RAM).

Thanks a lot!!!!!! :)

14th Aug 2007, 02:27
As long as you optimize Vista, most everything runs without issue. I didn't notice any major differences between XP and Vista in most games, and definately in Just Cause (I used FRAPS to benchmark the game with both before I wrote this). So as long as you're willing to sacrifice a few minor graphical settings, I'd say you'll be able to play on Vista just fine.

10th Jan 2008, 02:04
Just disable all vista background programs, such as windows defender blah blah. Disable Aero, transparency, 3D flip and sidebar for a better performance as they are all memory consuming.