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Windows 10 Update: Game Mode for Audio Playback?

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  1. Sal1950

    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    It does seem to be working as you thought. I couldn't figure out how to get a screenshot of the Game Mode settings window like above but it's working here. I think I got it set correctly to recognize my Clementine media player as a "Game", it launches a Game Mode question bar each time I restart it now. Will let the Windows guys here and online figure out the little tweaks it can use.. You may actually have to have a X Box to get a couple options working???
     
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    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    ME, A Windoz insider? No idea how that happened? Oh the shame of it. :eek:

    This install has kind of a gray history.
    I bought a $100 used corporate trade-in laptop from NewEgg, it came with a fresh builders Win 7 edition installed.
    Took that harddrive out of the lappy and put my old Linux drive in it.

    Win 7 lappy drive was laying around so I plugged it into my main tower to take a look and play. Since it had never been authenticated on the lappy, it config'd to the towers hardware, registered itself with MS and all was well. ;)
    I was long past the free Win 7 to 10 update cutoff, but read if I went to the MS Assistive Technology link I could still do it, that worked too. LOL

    It's been thru one or two other updates since but,
    Now it's a fully updated Creator install for running my Quicken finance software. wOOt
    I did need something newer as the Win XP install I'd been using for many years was now failing to run Quickens financial institutions log-ins and returning errors since MS hasn't been issuing security updates to XP for some time.
    Nice when things work out. :cool:
     
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    LarsS Senior Member Patreon Donor

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    I've tried the Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) "Game mode" using Roon as application. Initiating Game mode in Roon works just fine. I've evaluated the impact on Game mode in my environment:
    Roon Core: MediaPC, Intel i7, SSD, 16GB.

    Roon Bridge (in listening/evaluation room): RaspBerry Pi (thx Watchnerd), iFi iDAC2, Onkyo A5-VL, Evolution Acoustics MMMicroOne.

    and my Windows 10 Creators Update Game mode conclusion is as follows:

    Background blacks are even blacker now, all previous hiss are gone, three dimensionality is expanded, sopranos (see Barbara Hannigan) sound more soprano than ever and bass singers (see Bryn Terfel) are more bassie then ever before.

    Summary & Recommendation: Go for it! ;-)
     
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    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    I knew it! My only worry is that a veil has not been removed. And that you didn't say your system was high resolution enough to show this type of improvement.
     
  5. Sal1950

    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    OH OH, Look out!
    I just got a message from Micro$off that a BIG update with new features was coming, asking me options on when I wanted to install it.
    I was done with my Quicken work so I told it to go ahead and do it now.
    It's been grinding away for about 15 minutes now and on first reboot.
    We'll see what it ends up as.
    Yea, I'm scared. :eek::D
     
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    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    After 3 boots and about 20 minutes I just got to the desktop again.

    Welcome to the Fall Creators Update
    New ways to link to your portable devices
    Some kind of 3D modeling in Office docs.
    Oh boy, I'm so excited.
    Booting back to Linux now.
     
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    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    Knowing that you like Linux better, they left you last to upgrade!!! :D Mine was done a couple of months ago.
     
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    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    Could be, we know you have Favored Nation status. ;)
     
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