Ahoy, Me Windows 7 has gone to Davy Jones' locker. I was thinking of installing windows 10 and was looking for some feedback from those playing UT on it. Does UT run well on it and if so what version of Windows 10 do you have?
Many people run UT99 on Win10 very well. A few have had some slight problems I have seen.
I have been running UT99 on my Win10 computer since Win10 came out. At first I had a problem where the screen brightness was a bit too dark, however Doc Flay had me install some newer d3d drivers that over time virtually fixed the problem. I have only heard of this darkness problem 1 or 2 other times, but for most Win10 users UT99 runs just fine.
Galaxy audio does work but may need tweaking. New audio renderers are available from the UTPatches collection at OldUnreal and in the forum www.oldunreal.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1399614690 OpenAL is used for the new renderers. If the ones in the distros do not work right away you will need to install the generic driver for Windows. www.openal.org
Fortunately, for me and my good buddy Nick_C, we have gotten the Kentie D3D10 driver to look and run excellently with our Nvidia graphics cards, after some heavy experimenting and tweaking both the D3d10 driver settings and the Nvidia control panel settings. The biggest thing in the Nvidia control panel settings is do NOT use multisampling AA, as it looks and runs like crap. Instead, use 4xAA Supersampling (as well as "enhance the application setting"), as it looks better and runs better and eliminates any shimmering on any of the geometry surfaces (set the D3D10 driver AA settings to 4 to match).
To me, the D3D10 driver really is Enhanced 3DFX Glide, and kudos to Kentie for his work in making this driver. I have multiple copies of UT installed (one set to use a 3DFX Glide wrapper, another to use OpenGL) and I can do the side-by-side comparisons. Kentie's D3D10 driver wins out hands down when it comes to image quality (OpenGL runs faster but doesn't look as good) & I've had no problems playing in the game with it and neither has Nick_C.
A side note -- I mentioned this before some time ago, for any of you that are still running 60hz LCD monitors and you may be thinking of upgrading to a fast refresh rate monitor of 120hz or 144hz -- DO IT !! You will be astounded at the difference this change makes for the original UT. My good buddy Nick_C just recently made the switch to a 144hz refresh rate LCD monitor & told me that I wasn't kidding about what a difference maker it was for UT, and said he was amazed at the look and feel it gave to the game.