FYI: rFactor2 runs extremely well on Windows 8 Release Preview x64

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by buddhatree, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. taufikp

    taufikp Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    16
    Will Windows 8 work well in a laptop with 4GB of RAM only? And also this laptop only has 64MB VRAM! So, will Windows 8 work well in this less than ideal environment?
     
  2. buddhatree

    buddhatree Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    249
    It runs on tablets..... ;)

    The tablet Windows 8 OS is a slightly different version, but Win8 scales itself to the hardware very nicely. It should run very well on those specs.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 6, 2012
  3. elbo

    elbo Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    181
    That is encouraging news. Nothing I have done has resolved the 'stuttering' around bends and so I will give Win8 a try. I figure the system I have should be able to handle rf2.
    If I install Win8 on a partition of the same PC, will I need a new rfactor activation?
     
  4. Adrianstealth

    Adrianstealth Registered

    Joined:
    May 28, 2012
    Messages:
    4,550
    Likes Received:
    1,055
    Good to know, keep us updated (-;
     
  5. taufikp

    taufikp Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    16
    Awesome. And how big is this W8 release preview file? 4GB? Or more? >.<"
     
  6. mikeyk1985

    mikeyk1985 Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    3
    I think it's around 1.6 GB? You've convinced me to install it, lets hope I don't regret it. The biggest thing for me was that it doesn't expire untill Jan 2013...lots of free OS in there.
     
  7. Alfred

    Alfred Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, ja kann ich nur bestätigen win 8 64 Bit läuft extrem sauber sehr flüssig keine ruckler mega gut super FPS bei voller Einstellung der Grafick im Spiel 350 FPS und mehr. Also kann ich nur empfehlen...:)
     
  8. buddhatree

    buddhatree Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    249
    The Win8 x64 ISO is 3.25GB
     
  9. buddhatree

    buddhatree Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    249
    Translation ^

     
  10. Diavolo

    Diavolo Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    11
    Tested it last Night.

    No difference for me. But maybe the reason is that i allways keep my system clean and didnt have any really problems with rf2 and Win7.
     
  11. Axeslayer

    Axeslayer Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    4
    Should be building a new system soon , so if I use the prerelease of V8 what happens when it gets released can I just buy a licence and carry on using it or does it need to be reinstalled . Probably a dumb question but just don't fancy having to set up a system twice .
     
  12. buddhatree

    buddhatree Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    249
    You will most likely have to reinstall the final RTM version. It's rumored to be coming out at the end of July.
     
  13. Hiatt66

    Hiatt66 Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hmmm...I have that but when I click on the exe it does nothing. No splash screen no nothing.
     
  14. kevin lewis zilly

    kevin lewis zilly Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    i tried that too/ no luck w/ rfactor 1 on Windows 8
     
  15. buddhatree

    buddhatree Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    249
    With this latest build or the last public build?

    rF1 is working on latest build 8400 Release Preview.
     
  16. kevin lewis zilly

    kevin lewis zilly Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    on the latest public release / tried reinstalling rf 1 and no luck / rf 2 runs fine
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 7, 2012
  17. buddhatree

    buddhatree Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    249
    Hmmm. It could be the C++ runtimes I have installed.
     
  18. Navigator

    Navigator Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    384
    Well, to bad; it doesn't work for me, the W8. Tried everything, still is worse than W7.
    I gave it a shot, was worth it.

    Found some extra drivers that helped out a bit and did wonders for W7, so I had a good time anyway. :)
     
  19. Hiatt66

    Hiatt66 Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can get rF1 to work on win8 x86 just fine. x64 just will not run. Seems like something with trymedia.
     
  20. mavericckk

    mavericckk Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    2
    A small test and rf1 rf2 works but with no GID pluin.
     

Share This Page