Windows Vista

Software entity

Runs natively on Vista and/or 7 and is supported by the developers/publishers on it.


Alternate names: Windows NT 6.0, Windows 7, Windows NT 6.1

The first video game about Windows Vista was released in 1997.

Ubisoft, Paradox Interactive and Telltale Games has published most of these games

OpenGL Video Overlays (not OpenGL in general) and mixed rendering (such as GDI and OpenGL together) supposedly became impossible because of changes to how Vista driver model works or other new limitations on the OS. Games using either of these may thus be forward incompatible with Vista (likely they don't advertise Vista/7 compatibility anyway).
Backwards compatibility:
* DOS : poor, through NTVDM; high resolution modes unsupported and screen updating is limited; 16-bit support non-existent on 64-bit versions.
* Win95 : none?
* Win98 : poor?
* NT4 : ?
* Win2k : full?
* WinXP : full

* Vista shipped with DirectX 10.0
* Win 7 shipped with DirectX 11

Windows Server 2008 belongs to same family but is not intended for gaming. Server 2008 R2 is Win 7 equivalent.