Category: white papers

WINDOWS 10 1709 MEMORY MANAGEMENT BUGS

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Windows 10 1709 has some serious problems with memory management. We have noticed problems with Google Chrome and many games would remain in memory after being closed. Games usually will not load as they detect an existing instance running. Some might call this a memory leak, more accurately, Windows is not properly terminating a program. …

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VISUAL STUDIO 2017

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Visual Studio 2017 is much more feature packed compared to the previous release that it would take several books to explain it all. For game development, Visual C++ remains the tool of choice for AAA titles. DirectX 12 is the API for Windows 10 and the full power of the Windows SDK is available. Visual …

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HDR DISPLAYS AND WINDOWS 10

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a marketing term for advanced displays that have better than 8-bit per color RGB. Deep color was previously used to market displays with 10-bit per color RGB and better. Displays are now available that support 8-bit and 10-bit RGB color for professional studios. HDR mostly works with luminance which seeks …

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GAMES WITH UNITY ENGINE ISSUES

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Several games make with the Unity engine have had issues with Windows 10 since the September updates and this have continued with the 1709 version of Windows 10. The problem is mostly with closing the game. Windows error reporting catches most of them. Unity is popular with free games as the engine is free to …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1709

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Windows 10 version 1709 has exhibited many issues with games on our machines. In many cases the game remains in the task list in Windows after exiting the game. Far less often there is a crash. Alien Swarm Clicker Heroes Dungeon Defenders 2 Left 4 Dead 2 High Profits THIS LIST ASSUMES NO IT SKILLS SO …

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WINDOWS 10 FALL CREATORS EDITION

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Windows 10 Fall Creators edition, version 1709, was released on October 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM PT. It is being delivered as a feature update for Windows 10. Installing the update is slow on hard disks and SSDs alike, For gaming, TruePlay is a new feature in Windows to allow developers to deal with cheating …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4041676

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Windows 10 KB4041676 was released on October 10, 2017. Lots of fixes as Microsoft gets ready to roll out the fall Creators Edition next week. This update managed to mangle Origin forcing us to uninstall it and install it over make it work properly. Bluetooth sync with a Garmin Vivofit 2 stopped working. We have also noted …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4040724

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Windows 10 KB4040724 was released on Monday September 25, 2017. Build 15063.632 fixes cellular connectivity problems fixes a problem with Edge fixed problems with HP machines that froze for as much as 10 minutes (KB4043292) For some peculiar reason, older updates have disappeared from the update history. The microsoft KB article was basically empty. A large csv …

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WINDOWS 10 FALL CREATORS UPDATE CHANGES

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Microsoft has now announced that the Fall Creators update will being to be rolled out on October 17, 2017. Microsoft is cleaning up some old baggage with Windows 10 at long last. HDR updated and disabled by default. The TPM management is being replaced. 3D Building is now moved to the Store. Mitigation Toolkit is …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4038788

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This update on September 12, 2015 made a few changes that did not all make their way into the manuals. WIndows 10 Cumulative update: KB4038788 Build 15063.608 For some peculiar reason, older updates have disappeared from the update history. Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows shell, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Edge, Device Guard, Windows …

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