A bunch of games from the early 2000s. The Max Paynes, Hitmans, Spellforce, all the best Unreal games etc. About half of the golden age of PC gaming ran on <DX9.
Thanks for mentioning Max Payne. I just installed the original Max Payne, I have it in Steam, I've not touched in well over a decade. Not really sure what the impact is about something running in a borderless window is versus true full screen. These games are so old that performance should be an issue. The only problem with Max Payne and Windows 10 is the sound support that's been an issue for DirectSound changes since Vista I'm not mistaken. Found a fix that converted the sounds files and it runs like at champ at 3000x2000 even on my first gen Surface Book.
Again thanks, I played a bit of Max Payne the morning. Great game but wow, 15 years has not served it's graphics well. I'd love to see this one remastered.
i didnt think it looked too bad at 1200p a few years ago but again...i play old and new games all the time so....Max Payne ran amazingly on my old phone at 1440p, so no surprise that it runs great on modern PC hardware (including mobile). I do agree with you though, even on a diminutive screen the textures look horrible...
Every time we update OS versions, some old software we used to love stops working. It's annoying as hell. It's not limited to Windows, same applies to OSX - which is why I stoped upgrading my OSX.