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

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

Post by Man-wai Ch » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:49:21



in Vi$ta that's responsible only for starting games, rather than relying
on Administrator?

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

Post by Paul Smit » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:20:36


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

Post by Andy [YaYa » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 05:41:51

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

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

Pretty easy to do.
 
 
 

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

Post by Jupiter Jo » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 08:22:55

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

Post by Man-wai Ch » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:14:33

> Because it would be pointless and hard to implement, what exactly do you

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

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

Post by Man-wai Ch » Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:51:27


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

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

Post by Jupiter Jo » Sat, 15 Dec 2007 00:25:32

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

Post by Chris » Sat, 15 Dec 2007 01:38:31

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

Post by Man-wai Ch » Sat, 15 Dec 2007 19:43:24


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

Post by Jedi » Fri, 22 Feb 2008 11:23:41

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.... ^_^