[SOLVED] Win XP game lags on Win10

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I've managed to get an old game - Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (Activision, 2003) - to run on my Windows 10 gaming laptop by adding 3 update patches. All the features of the game work, but once you're into an actual game (random map or whatever) you get constant, short 3-4 secs freezes all the time. It's usually ok for the first minute or so of a game, but thereafter it's constant.

I can't quite work out why this is - I know the game can run on Windows 10 because I've seen it done. My laptop is decent spec - i7 7th Gen, 8GB RAM, nVidia 960 dedicated graphics and Intel 620 integrated - none of that should have any problems with this game. The game's running in Compatibility mode for XP SP2 and runs with admin privileges.

Anyone know what might be causing it to behave like this?

Thanks!
 

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The Intel HD620 is showing as the video card, the nvidia isn't offered (not that it's needed). There's also a list for 3D Acceleration - but the only option in there is 'Direct 3D Hardware TnL'. Could that be part of it?
 

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Direct 3D Hardware TnL just means CPU is doing it all

its probably running CPU as single core as well meaning any other processes that also want to use that core will either have to wait or your game will have to wait.

It could be the hardware the people who played it before were using was older and the game did recognise more of the parts of their pc's,

I see you have asked this before - https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/empires-dawn-of-the-modern-world-wont-run-in-win10.3357342/

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/cant-play-dawn-of-modern-world-on-windows-10/da2e6fa4-d8e1-45d0-bcb0-9712b1b7327b?auth=1

MIcrosoft suggesting doing a dual boot with win 7 to play game - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/having-trouble-with-empires-dawn-of-the-modern/7c59b2d6-3d51-4a73-9fa3-88418da62ad5
 
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Direct 3D Hardware TnL just means CPU is doing it all

its probably running CPU as single core as well meaning any other processes that also want to use that core will either have to wait or your game will have to wait.

It could be the hardware the people who played it before were using was older and the game did recognise more of the parts of their pc's,

I see you have asked this before - https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/empires-dawn-of-the-modern-world-wont-run-in-win10.3357342/

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/cant-play-dawn-of-modern-world-on-windows-10/da2e6fa4-d8e1-45d0-bcb0-9712b1b7327b?auth=1

MIcrosoft suggesting doing a dual boot with win 7 to play game - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/having-trouble-with-empires-dawn-of-the-modern/7c59b2d6-3d51-4a73-9fa3-88418da62ad5
Thank you for taking the time to explain, that's a geniunely helpful answer. I did ask before but the initial question on there was answered with the patches, and seeing as we now have a specific gaming section I thought I'd use it to ask.

Interesting that MS suggest a dual boot with 7, I'll look into that. I appreciate the links too.
 

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