Is windows xp sweet spot for us otakus & weebs

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#1 by lordscott
2020-05-22 at 04:38
Allow me to explain I will admit it again that I buy,I still buy,I love,I still love,I play & I still play the classics,retro games,anime classics,old school anime & manga classics & yes I'm including for pc,hentai & Japanese games. & like some of us otakus,weebs,gamers,final fantasy fan/huge fans & hentai fans I might be picky when it comes down to modern sorry.

Sooner or later I will get even more into pc gaming since I love this community & I will build myself a gaming pc I'm thinking of building a windows xp gaming pc or you guys can say building myself a ultimate windows xp gaming pc. & this question is mainly asking those of you otakus,weebs,gamers,final fantasy fan/huge fans & hentai fans who are into pc gaming.

To end it here or at least for now like I said like Raging Golden Eagle I'm not loyal to a brand to name some of many examples I will admit it that I have favorite games from Soyny to Microsoft to Nintendo to pc to console to handheld don't worry I do have other favorite games too as well these are just some of many examples. If not feel free to say what should I install like should I install windows xp,windows 7,windows 8,windows 10,Linux or it doesn't matter?

& like some of you guys I hate the cloud & I hate DRM too as well & I preferred physical media over digital any day too as well & don't worry I already have some accounts too as well including gog :).
#2 by fuukanou
2020-05-22 at 04:42
At the very least, any visual novel that NEEDS to be run on Windows XP will be able to be run in a virtual machine, so IMO it's pointless to make it your main OS. Get whatever modern OS you want for everyday use.

For things that aren't visual novels... idk sorryLast modified on 2020-05-22 at 04:42
#3 by polinip
2020-05-22 at 06:50
There's no reason to install XP on a physical machine if you're only interested in the software side of things. Vista's recommended CPU is 1GHz, so any application that doesn't run under later versions of Windows or Wine will be fine in an XP VM.

For standard video games, many will run under Wine or Proton(though the latter may require tweaking your system configuration due to opening numerous file descriptors), but your best bet for compatibility and performance will still be Windows 7 or Windows 10(the LTSC seems to be pretty popular, but private individuals can only find it via "unofficial" methods).
#4 by kiru
2020-05-22 at 07:29
Unless you aren't connected to the internet, windows 7 is a bad idea. You can talk all you want about "use your brain", but using that on a newly built machine is just silly, if it's your main PC connected to the net. There's also the problem, that more and more programs, hardware and so on will no longer be working with win7.
#5 by harag
2020-05-22 at 07:46
I think the best bet on backwards compatibility is 32-bit Windows 10. It is still supported and has 16-bit support. Anything that doesn't run in it can be run in a VM.

Though if I'm being honest I would still go for 64-bit Windows 10 and just use VMs for the 16 bit programs as well.
#6 by eiesoldar
2020-05-22 at 10:59
I own a CPU with WinXP, since 99% games I play are old, and yes, it's still (almost) perfectly usable, if you use several browser. "Almost" means you can't use Nicovideo, since it's no longer supports XP, but everything else does (for now). So unless you have a habit to click every suspicious link (and get a spyware) or plan to keep some valuable corporate info on your computer with WinXP, it's still safe. Also, virtual machines are still not perfect and VNs like Revive... ~Sosei~ require real WinXP. Also, you can always install Win7 or Win10 as your second OS.
#7 by kiru
2020-05-22 at 11:15
I think win10 as a second OS is not working well with XP. Getting the drivers to work is probably not so nice.

Also XP is probably a much "better" thing to use than 7 right now, because there's probably nobody bothering trying to abuse anything anymore. Almost nobody is using it anymore.
An OS is the most vulnerable for about a year after support officially ends. Plenty of people still use it, so you have a potentially nice target group.

That said, Xp is still best used on a separate machine, with no internet access. Just to make sure. I'd say for the large majority it's completely unnecessary though. There are millions of games out there, and one or two not working well isn't an issue. When you are so big into retro stuff, that you need the actual XP, you probably also want a nice CRT and whatnot, which makes no sense on your main machine.
#8 by shinytentacool
2020-05-22 at 11:52
I have an old machine running XP for old visual novels and for the IDE support. The IDE support is great in tandem with a modded PS2 as those only take IDE drives. Also you can keep using IDE HDDs for storage. In my experience splitting your storage is better across multiple drives is better, since you will just lose a part of your data if a drive goes bad
#9 by erohatasensei
2020-05-22 at 17:16
PC-98 is what you should have.
#10 by lywzc
2020-05-25 at 03:49
Get a separate computer for every OS you need. Problem solved.
#11 by lordfrivolous
2020-05-25 at 10:37
I've got Win 7 64-bit Pro that came with the rig I bought some 10 years ago and it's still my favourite OS.

Haven't encountered any software I need that does not run on it. Unfortunately the same can not be said about Win 10, pro or home edition.

Ain't gonna abandon using Win 7 in favour of some flawed OS.Last modified on 2020-05-25 at 10:37

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