Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit Sapphire 4870 X2 latest drivers from ATI
Is there a way to disable DirectDraw/Direct3D acceleration? Windows XP allowed that through dxdiag but all the options to do so are greyed out in Windows 7. Same with the regular Display options of the OS. Please see this for screenshots:
There are a lot of reasons to want software acceleration over hardware. Not sure why you care, but in this particular case I want to get an old game to work, which does not support new video cards. A couple tweaks gets it to work on my WInXP OS but I am trying to move onto win7, for good. Can't stand having to dual boot. And I would not like to give up on 7.
I just do not get why Windows 7 does not allow to turn DD off. Windows XP conveniently supported user input in this. Does Win7 need direct draw for its GUI?
Actually yes it does. Microsoft decided to make it a truly integral part of the OS again.
No way to disable it then.
Thanks for confirming
If you don't mind my asking what game is it you're having trouble with?
It's been months and I am giving this another try.
The game is Might and Magic 7.
Still having tons of issues though.
I doubt turning off DirectDraw even if it was possible would help. Have you tried Windows Xp or 98 compatibility modes?