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  1. BitDefender is the best anti-virus protection software that actually does something decent from my experience. I haven't used BitDefender for a long time, so my experience isn't really relevant. Kaspersky I don't trust with its country of origin, a bit risky in my opinion. Using Windows Defender and MalwareBytes on Windows 10 in 2020 is all that is really needed if you don't visit sketchy websites and install from sketchy sites like softonic. The only concerns are exploits like SMB (EternalBlue) that affect the underlying operating system, which can't always be prevented/patched easily.
  2. Need for Speed Most Wanted, Need for Speed World and Need for Speed Pro Street are all affected by stuttering (very bad frame-pacing). Need for Speed Carbon might be affected as well. I wonder if they all have the exact same cause... Running the game in Windowed does fix it for Pro Street, Most Wanted doesn't have an option with the Widescreen patch See here: https://github.com/ThirteenAG/WidescreenFixesPack/issues/719
  3. Virus gets in-game for me without any tweaking, I had to install it in a 32-bit OS and then copy the game across (didn't bother with converting/wrapping the installer to 64-bit). The speed is way too fast though like you found out, but that is fixable using DxWnd to limit the framerate. 1. Download and extract the latest version of DxWnd: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/ 2. Right-click in the middle of DxWnd's main window and select "Add". Browse to and select the VIRUS.exe file. Name the profile VIRUS or whatever you chose. 3. Right-click the VIRUS profile that you just created and select "Modify" to edit it. Go to the "Main" tab, deselect "Run in a window". 4. Go to the "Timing" tab and enable "Limit". Set the limit to 33 msec to run the game at 30 FPS. Increase the millisecond delay to decrease the frame rate further if needed. Limiting the framerate this way, makes it scalable to all types of CPU, instead of being relative with CPU percentage usage. Calculate the msec by dividing 1000 by the FPS.
  4. Have you installed OpenAL? Download the Windows installer and run it; you can get it here: https://www.openal.org/downloads/oalinst.zip
  5. A relatively rare/obscure game called LIVE WIRE! had a PC port, but the PC release is near non-existent physically (from what I know). I have a physical copy of the game, scanned the jewel case art, imaged the discs and uploaded it to Archive.org here: https://archive.org/details/LiveWire_201903
  6. The SilentPatch fixes the graphics and improves performance dramatically. You don't need to use PIXWin or 1 CPU settings if you have installed the SilentPatch.
  7. Silent has fixed the majority of issues that occur across different system configurations only just recently. You can get the SilentPatch for Scarface on the PCGamingWiki page here: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Scarface:_The_World_Is_Yours#SilentPatch
  8. Are there any differences in terms of functionality between the x86 and x64 versions of the driver? Do some games require specifically one version of the driver?
  9. Version 1.0


    A collection of patched executables for PopCap games. The patches fix 3D acceleration and higher resolutions. This patch fixes: - Bejeweled 2 Deluxe - Bejeweled Twist - Bejeweled Blitz - Bejeweled 3 Tutorial - How to install: https://youtu.be/n9NyA-qD7Ds Original Source (cheez3D): https://github.com/cheez3d/popcap-patches
  10. Try installing the K-Lite Codec Pack if you haven't already. Also, what error do you get, is it the same as what Mc_Muffin had before? If not, then specify the error message.
  11. Controller drivers for HDD's and SSD's can be the culprit sometimes with slow read/write speeds. Installing multiple anti-virus software is not a good idea, it will probably be slowing your boot times down quite significantly. However, the A400 is not a good SSD, Kingston have also been known to cheap out on parts in their products. I would recommend getting a different SSD made by a more trustworthy brand, or at least pay a little more for one.
  12. TrackMania Sunrise can run on Windows 7 x64 Professional if the game is updated and cracked. I haven't got the game to work without cracking the game 🙁 Any old version of StarForce (not sure what versions specifically) are blocked on Windows 10 v1809 and later. Again, I don't know what version of Windows specifically blocks old StarForce versions (haven't tested it). Windows is prevented from booting at all unless driver enforcement or other security measures are disabled. I am not sure if you can even work around it. TrackMania, TrackMania Original, TrackMania Nations and TrackMania United are all affected.
  13. Version 1.0.0


    The last officially released patch for Monopoly Tycoon by DeepRed. This patch does not contain any of the new scenarios or additions from the extra packs. Original file: https://www.fileplanet.com/archive/p-80346/Monopoly-Tycoon-1-3-Patch This release includes all fixes and updates from all previous patches. Version 1.3 is primarily a network/multiplayer release. Network code now upgraded to DirectPlay8. Added Custom Scenario functionality, this allows new scenarios to be downloaded and run for single player. Added 2 custom scenarios as part of the upgrade. Added 'No win condition' objective for skirmish/multiplayer modes. Added a version number to sessions listed in the network screen. Added the ability to create and select user-defined building textures. Added a -port <port number> commandline parameter. Fixed load/save crash for sandbox/skirmish modes. Fixed load/save crash with silver/gold difficulties on certain single player scenarios. Fixed Railroads and utilities not giving any profit. Fixed out of sync issues. Fixed CD recognition problem with systems containing more than one CD/DVD drives. Fixed a crash by selecting a person and switching to city view and back to block view. Player toggles are removed in a network session when they are ready. Added a message box to the network game when a player quits before an objective is reached. Fixed going back from skirmish mode to the previous menu. Fix list for Version 1.2 This release includes all fixes and updates from previous patches. Added a SafeMode feature. Added Advanced Options button in the launcher. Added software mixing / 2d sound options to Advanced Options. Added various control over 3d components to Advanced Options. Fixed fogging bug on S3 Savage Cards. Software sound mixing is the default setup on new config.cfg files. Fixed random crash bugs with Turtle Beach Montego sound cards. Fixed bug where the launcher would crash when configuration was selected on certain systems. Fixed the empty auction room issue. Fixed save game list not selectable after saving. Improved the AI's likelihood of raising the bid for blocks it is normally not interested in. Raised the AI's interest in going for Utilities and Railroads as well as their capacity to hinder for these blocks at auction. Fixed the problem of no AI activity after reloading a game. Added sandbox / skirmish modes with fully working load and save functionality. Removed the 'save' out of the multiplayer menu. Fixed the 'laser lights' problem. Fixed the Windows 95 CD recognition problem. Fixed the sandbox mode people limit, population now increases to 2000 for this scenario.
  14. Version 1.1


    Officially released TrackMania patch. Updates the game from 1.0 to 1.1. This patch may not be required by newer re-releases or releases of the game.
  15. Version 5.1.1


    Officially released v5.1.1 patch to address some issues and bring new features. With the new version, more settings are available. For the patch to install successfully, the .exe file must be run in Windows 95 compatibility.
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