Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition

Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition

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Anyone want my copy, swap for SOTS rebellion or even Endless space
Bought it, didnt check specs ref OS. ON XP will not be upgrading for at least 12 months. So If anyone wants it let me know what willing to swap
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Jaspericusdhoom Dec 26, 2012 @ 6:47am 
no joy anyone?
Foffy123 Dec 27, 2012 @ 6:32pm 
Not even close to being a fair trade...
Jaspericusdhoom Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:19pm 
so me wanting to swap the newest SOTS 2 for an old SOTS 1 or for a game, endless space, thats been out for over 12 months is not a fair swap?
Gtfo with your offer scamer.
Jaspericusdhoom Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:30am 
Im not a bleedin scammer just bought a game i cannot play as not going to be able to update to win 7 (dont want 8 anyways as wife got laptop with it on its a load of old cobblers, built for the ipad / mobile phone toting youth) for at least another 12 months.
Jaspericusdhoom Dec 29, 2012 @ 1:01pm 
need to change the offer now as just got SOSE rebellion (the original post was incorrect in that I already have SOTS 1 trinity) anyways as apparently runs fine on XP. So any game trade offers now will be considered as really do not want Sword of the stars 2. Any game producers / publishers who ignores a workhorse O/S like XP, still the most stable and user friendly O/S.
chronobomb Jan 3, 2013 @ 1:57pm 
The problem is that this game is a CPU intensive game and XP made the physics engine too restrictive. So unless you are making a game to run on a limited console that came out 7 years ago, why in the world would you restrict yourself to a 12 year old OS that has major issues with multi-core and x64 programs or more than 3 gigs of ram.

Not bashing xp or you, I loved it and Windows 7 seems better in every way to me. You might give it a try.
Jaspericusdhoom Jan 3, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
maybe i a bit of a luddite . However from what I can see so far ... well look at the system requirements for doom 3 both the original and the new bfg edition. Now tell me how such massive increase in spec or the same game, and therefore much more expense helps gaming?
chronobomb Jan 3, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
The problem with strategy games is not the GPU but the CPU and Xp doesn't truly support multi threads. It has a few tricks it can use to try and use multi threads but the tech didn't exist when XP came out.

We have had multi threads now for 10 years so asking a dev not to use them to make their game better seems a stretch.
RandomBlue Jan 3, 2013 @ 5:57pm 
Chronobomb, you're incorrect. The reason this won't run on XP is because it requires DirectX 10 which is only on Vista or newer. XP (and NT before it) both supported multi-threading just fine. There have been improvements to multitasking/multithreading in the newer versions of Windows but they're not relevant to this game and why it doesn't run on XP.

From the requirements on the store page:


OS:Windows 7 - 64 bit
Processor:Core2 Duo or equivalent
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:512-MB DirectX 10, Integrated graphics (laptops) are not supported

From the wikipedia entry on DirectX here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directx_10#DirectX_10

A major update to DirectX API, DirectX 10 ships with and is only available with Windows Vista and later; previous versions of Windows such as Windows XP are not able to officially run DirectX 10-exclusive applications.
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Date Posted: Dec 26, 2012 @ 1:40am
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