And Win 7 is almost 50%.... so i guess you would tell all of them to go and install XP/2000 too? as the game does not work correctly on 7 either.
If a game is on Steam that only supports 1 OS... why even bother putting it on the store? this is 2014... we are no longer on XP/2000 i should not have to look up requirements as i expect the game to run, requirements or not the game is there readily available to purchase for anyone, maybe you should put up a survey for how many people check system requirements.
Let's not even forget that 5% IS tiny.
Not sure but i think 10% and 48% are higher numbers than 5% and in turn would bring Valve more profit.
Shut up you pleb, i am the type of person who buys things expecting them to work, and being the elitist kind of PC gamer "master race" i never check system requirements because i am above all else, i thought this was the correct behavior for PC gamers?
Sorry i offended you by doing what normal PC gamers do.
kai are you really trying to stand up for xp? I completely agree a game that old should be removed from purchase or at least ported. Hate to break it to the fanboys but majority of steam users are on win 7, Kai, no one works for you here and he is not trying to explain his purchase, but clearly you are trying to start a flamewar of sorts.
Well Defender_of_Sparta, im not a mod, but you are way more offensive then Kai, also there is added Hyper-V support in windows 8.1, so you can run Windows XP in windows 8.1 without even installing VMware. And your argument, that steam should wipe all old-system games is just.... well try to explain to steam, that they have to pour 48,5 million dollars down the drain...... ( 5% of the yearly turnover ). Also if you want something that is plug in and just work, please switch to console, a pc was and will never be plug and play! Finally i like to leave you with a german quote " Wer lesen kann ist klar im Vorteil! "
Have no interest in getting involved in a flame war, But on topic, perhaps a compromise that would make Steam more money would be to take older games and see if they, or the Devs, if available, can create patches for newer OS's. granted, I am no developer, but it would not surprise me to find out that some software is just too outdated for a modern machine to work with. That being said, I do not believe a lot of these games would take a ton of work to modernize. To be fair though, In order to prevent piracy, the folks selling the product need to think about making their product available to everyone, and easily accessed by anyone;
What the hell is going on here? Just run XP in a virtualbox for old games like everyone else does! its a normal thing to do. I do not see the issue you are having Defender_of_Sparta. The fact that steam even offers games that are older is a miracle in itself. I also run windows 95 in a virtualbox as well for some games that don't work in XP.