Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Vista Casts A Pall On PC Gaming

Will new features in Windows Vista have a chilling effect on indie PC game development? We have found many of the security changes planned for Vista alarming and likely to present sweeping challenges for PC gaming, especially for online distributed games. The central change that impacts all downloadable applications in Vista is the introduction of Limited User Accounts. LUA’s can already be found in Windows XP, but nobody uses them because of the onerous restrictions they place on usability. In Vista, LUA’s are mandatory and inescapable.

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