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  1. 26 Mar '07 19:18
    I have discovered that Fritz 8 has some severe compatibility issues with MS Vista 32 bit home premium version. Only default graphics work in 2d and other sets or graphics simply don't work. Also the system temporarily froze while calculating (including mouse cursor) a move. This eventually righted itself, but to avoid any hard lock-ups (which vista isn't supposed to allow or so it's been said!) I deinstalled fritz.

    The chess base web site claims fritz 10 is vista compatible, but I'm not very happy with fritz right now because of their poor and cumbersome means of getting updates. I found that when my login expired I couldn't check for updates despite having a perfectly valid copy of the game.

    Are any other decent chess programs out there (that allow for easy patches) working well in Vista?
  2. 26 Mar '07 19:24
    Actually it is only F10 that is vista ready, not even F9, so F8 is not gona work. Why not just stick with XP/2000 or have you already got Vista?
  3. 27 Mar '07 19:55
    bought a laptop preloaded with Vista.. Like to play chess while "on the road" - hence need chess program.

    Has anyone tried Chessmaster 10 on Vista? I couldn't even get 9 to install, and if 10 works it's probably worth the 19.99 cost.
  4. 27 Mar '07 19:59
    Originally posted by Greenheart
    bought a laptop preloaded with Vista.. Like to play chess while "on the road" - hence need chess program.

    Has anyone tried Chessmaster 10 on Vista? I couldn't even get 9 to install, and if 10 works it's probably worth the 19.99 cost.
    Chessmaster 10 is older than Fritz8 and is definitely not gona work. Some users have reported that F10 works on Vista so I cannot see why it does not work for you.
  5. 27 Mar '07 20:36
    I have Fritz 10 on Vista and it works beautifully. Only thing is that you must have the DVD in the drive when accessing the database and videos that come with it.
  6. 27 Mar '07 23:53
    Downgrade to XP

    Seriously, I'm considering doing that myself.
  7. 28 Mar '07 00:23
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    Downgrade to XP

    Seriously, I'm considering doing that myself.
    Why? Now that I'm accustomed to it I'd keep Vista JUST for the GUI.

    I didn't find that many compatibility issues, and everything seems to be running smoother than it did on XP.
  8. 28 Mar '07 03:09
    Originally posted by Akashic
    Why? Now that I'm accustomed to it I'd keep Vista JUST for the GUI.

    I didn't find that many compatibility issues, and everything seems to be running smoother than it did on XP.
    Well, the GUI is nice, but that's it.

    The UAC "feature" appears to have been designed by an idiot, but it's more likely that one idiot wouldn't have enough collective stupidity to design it.

    iTunes runs like frozen molasses.
    Visual Studio runs slower than on a comparable system with XP.

    Vista just isn't very impressive of an upgrade.
  9. 04 May '07 23:17
    Originally posted by Greenheart

    Has anyone tried Chessmaster 10 on Vista? I couldn't even get 9 to install, and if 10 works it's probably worth the 19.99 cost.
    I've had no problems running Chessmaster 10 on 32-bit Vista.
  10. 05 May '07 01:41
    Originally posted by jmc777
    I've had no problems running Chessmaster 10 on 32-bit Vista.
    Me neither. Chessmaster 10 works great on Vista.
  11. 05 May '07 19:16
    Fritz 10 works wonderfully on Vista. You need a reasonable computer for Vista to run well however. Also, clean install not 'upgrades'. Mine is Dual Core Athlon 64 5600+ 4GB PC5300 RAM.
  12. 05 May '07 19:26
    Don't use Vista if you have the choice!
    Some of your programs may work, other might not work. You'll never know in advance.
  13. 05 May '07 19:38
    Tiz just a mac rip-off with extra bugs anywho...
  14. 05 May '07 21:30
    To all who are bagging out Vista - It's just XP, but the interface is simplified, and they added some fancy new bits of graphical magic. I had to try to make it crash. I haven't had any problems with anything yet at all. Of course, I don't have Fritz or Chessmaster, I don't do the whole gaming thing, and the way I managed to crash Vista was when I was running software to screw around with vcore voltages and clock speeds. Vista doesn't like that.