First post, by AngryByDefault
I'm new to this forums and my searches didn't bring any relevant posts for this question, so I hope this is the right section for this.
I am considering commissioning my former PC (Core i3 3rd. Gen, 8 GB RAM) to some gaming but unsure of which windows version would be best.
As an example, I'd like to run the "Wing Commander" and "Quake" series, and maybe something more retro like C-64 or Mame games.
But what I wonder is whether I should go with XP 32bits, w8.1 32bits or w8.1 64bits...
Which OS can I expect to be the less problematic for that kind of games?
In the past -and much to my surprise- I have seen systems with Athlons II 255 perform much better with w8.1 x64 than their previous XP-32b but I dont' know how games will behave there...
I barely have any spare time, so I would prioritize an "easier" road over a "more accurate but diffcult" one.
Edit: FWIW I will that the system has a modest nVidia card and I might add a sound card to gain a joystic port.
Thanks in advance.