Wait.... can you even play KOTOR on your 360? Is it on that special list? I won't even go into the Wii and the PS3 BC....
Also, my KOTOR runs flawlessly, as well as my Deus Ex and Thief II and UT99 and HL1 and Starcraft and WCII Bnet edition and Diablo II and I can keep going on and on. This sounds more like a personal problem to me, not a problem with PC gaming.
Humor me. What's wrong with the Wii backwards compatibility?
Well that sucks, but I understand. Do you get a lot of that stuff with games that are on Steam? For some reason those always run without a hitch for me.
My super Smah Bros 64 cartridge doesn´t fit in the CD slot. Neither does my Goldeneye or just about anything from before that. On my PC however, I was play the 1989 PoP with the DOSBox just fine.
I´m playing those games because, sadly, they are still the best there is. Thief is still the top stealth game, Deus Ex is unmatched by ANY game out since. HL1 is only outdone by HL2 (which also runs flawlessly on my PC btw), UT99 by UT2004 (also runs fine), ans SC has no equal. It´skinda sad that some of the games listed are still some of the best created, I blame solely the dumbed down HD consoles on this fact. Anything a console is associated with gets ruined (Deus Ex 2, UT3, etc.).
You sped those $80 bucks for a new card only if you want the better looking graphics, if you want them to just look liek they were before you don´t have to spend them at all.
It's not like PCs have perfect backwards compatability either. Trying to get C&C Red Alert (a game for Win 95) to run on Win XP was a pain. I got it working, but it never ran quite the same as it should have. It was playable for a while, but then it would crash on the fifth or sixth mission every time.
I would like to game on my PC more, but it can just be a huge pain. I tried to download and play the Portal demo on from Steam, but it would crash at the same point about 10 seconds into the game even though my computer is well above the minimum requirements and meets nearly all the recommended requirements. I even redownloaded and reinstalled. Same problem.
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Wii U - Currently Gaming Like It's 2014 (Hyrule Warriors) - 11 games in backlog
3DS - Currently Gaming Like It's 2013 (Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon) - 7 games in backlog
PC - Currently Gaming Like It's 2012 (Borderlands 2) - 11 games in backlog
Mobile - The Simpson's Tapped Out and Yugioh Duel Links