Windows Vista

Software entity

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

489
games
2
platforms

Alternate name: Windows NT 6.0

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

DirectX:
* 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.

Parent group

Microsoft Windows

Platforms

Windows 488
MS-DOS 1

By year

97989900010203040506070809101112131415161718 1002550750 ABCDEFG
A2002 - DirectX 9 released
B2006 - DirectX 10 introduced
C2007 - Vista released
D2008 - DirectX 10.1 introduced
2008 - Vista SP1 released
E2009 - DirectX 11 introduced
2009 - Windows 7 released
F2012 - Vista's planned end of support by MS
G2014 - WinXP planned end of support

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