Why isn't there an account called "games"....

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Paul Smith

Man-wai Chang ToDie said:
in Vi$ta that's responsible only for starting games, rather than relying
on Administrator?

Because it would be pointless and hard to implement, what exactly do you
call a game, and who decides what are games and what are non-game
applications? Ultimately that's why you've got standard users, and why
applications run as standard user on the administrator's desktop.

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Andy [YaYa]

You could make an account that's a standard account then use parental
controls to limit the account, set it up to run a gaming front-end, or
whatever.

My MAME box does this, when it boots it goes into the gaming account which
simply brings up the front-end program. or media center depending on what
you want to do.

Pretty easy to do.
 
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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

That would be extremely difficult considering the wide variety of
games.
A better option would be for the user to create a profile with
customized settings appropriate for the games they use.
Remember, there is far more to computing than games.
 
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Man-wai Chang ToDie

Because it would be pointless and hard to implement, what exactly do you
call a game, and who decides what are games and what are non-game
applications? Ultimately that's why you've got standard users, and why
applications run as standard user on the administrator's desktop.

Games would need exclusive access to both the video and sound. Also a
folder to store savegames.

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Man-wai Chang ToDie

Jupiter said:
That would be extremely difficult considering the wide variety of games.
A better option would be for the user to create a profile with
customized settings appropriate for the games they use.
Remember, there is far more to computing than games.

Rather than being an account, i THINK it should be a mode or a role. :)

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

Then what you really want is another computer dedicated for games.
Then set it up so that it meets your specific needs.

There are probably to many differing needs for games for all to be in
one generic category.

However have you made your suggestion to Microsoft?
 
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Chris H

The idea has been broached over the years not only with Microsoft but the
Microsoft Game Studios, but different games have different requirements, as
you've stated, and it would be too difficult to select a specific
one-fits-all setup. The user is more apt to know (hopefully) things like
graphics and sound settings, and be able to create their own gamer sign-in
for their favorite game(s).
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Man-wai Chang ToDie

Chris said:
The idea has been broached over the years not only with Microsoft but
the Microsoft Game Studios, but different games have different
requirements, as you've stated, and it would be too difficult to select
a specific one-fits-all setup. The user is more apt to know (hopefully)
things like graphics and sound settings, and be able to create their own
gamer sign-in for their favorite game(s).

Not really complicated, if Vi$ta is mimicking the sudo function of
Linux. You only need to jail the game when it's started and give it
exclusive access to all hardware....

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Jedi

Here a simple solution and don't blame the administrator since you need to
go and buy a book that said, "Vista for dummies"

Go to Control Panel > Users Account > Turn User Account Control on or off >
and click on that check box and reset your computer. Ta da... no more
popup.... ^_^
 

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