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Sockerdrickan
November 20th, 2010, 07:19 AM
Do you use a 64-bit operating system? (Windows and Mac OS X count as well)

I would guess that the majority of dedicated gamers are using a 64-bit operating system for PC gaming. But it would be interesting to hear your story...

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey
According to this the most common operating system used by Steam users (that take that hardware survey) is Windows 7 64-bit with a positive trend against 64-bit each month the statistics are updated.

Majorix
November 20th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Seeing as how 32-bit doesn't support a memory large enough for gaming (4GB? not sure) I would guess there is a lot more 64-bit gamers than there are 32-bit gamers.

Shodex
November 21st, 2010, 01:21 AM
32-bit here, I wouldn't be. But my computer is getting old, with only 2GB of RAM I don't really need 64-bit anyway.

flying sheep
November 21st, 2010, 02:47 AM
32 is bound to die off quickly. i expect 64-bit-only software to appear within the next two years.

Sockerdrickan
November 21st, 2010, 03:14 AM
i expect 64-bit-only software to appear within the next two years.
I'm planning on releasing a closed source game for GNU/Linux x86_64, Mac OS X and Windows x64 within a few years. This is why I'm interested in how many with hardware from circa 2007 or later are using 32-bit operating systems.

It takes a lot of resources to debug and check both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the game on all of the platforms so that's why I would like to go with just 64-bit rather than only 32-bit.

the wolfe
November 21st, 2010, 06:08 AM
I usually use 64 Bit Win. Vista for gaming. Its not because I specifically want the 64 bit system, I only have 3 GB or ram, but because that was the only OS available on my PC when I got it.

flying sheep
November 21st, 2010, 05:31 PM
I'm planning on releasing a closed source game for GNU/Linux x86_64, Mac OS X and Windows x64 within a few years. This is why I'm interested in how many with hardware from circa 2007 or later are using 32-bit operating systems.

It takes a lot of resources to debug and check both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the game on all of the platforms so that's why I would like to go with just 64-bit rather than only 32-bit.
right now id go with just 32 bit builds, instead of just 64 bit builds, since everyone can run the further while only most can run the latter.

the wolfe
November 21st, 2010, 08:27 PM
Not true. I have more than a few (24 total) games and programs that will not even install on a 64 Bit system. (Its not the OS as they installed in 32 bit 7 on my desktop.)

Sockerdrickan
November 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
right now id go with just 32 bit builds, instead of just 64 bit builds, since everyone can run the further while only most can run the latter.
Yes me too, but I mean like maybe 18 months from now or more. Maybe the percentage of 64-bit users has tipped over 50% by far then. (At least for gamers)