So then you admit I was correct. New computers cannot play old games without additional downloads.
Changing the goal posts again? PC is backward compatible without just about anything. What can you download on the PS4 that will let you play your PS2 or PS1 games? (not remakes or HD versions) What can you download on the X1 to let you play your original Xbox games? It's funny how you keep changing the goal posts because you keep getting proven wrong. How about actually answering the questions above. What games are you trying to get working?
That's not a change. When new computers come out they are not concerned with making them backward compatible now are they? That's like saying the Genesis was intended to play Mastersystem games when it wasn't. An add on was required.
Saying PC isn't backwards compatible some games because sometimes you use extra software makes no sense. Downloading software is not equivalent to using an "add on" for a console.
Going by that logic then new computers would be unable to play many current games without an "add-on" because they use software that doesn't come with vanilla windows like nvidia physx, opengl, or just graphics drivers in general.
There will always be a way to play old games on PC, if you want to, and know how you can. Plain and simple. If it comes down to it you can run an older OS in a virtual machine on your computer and play the game in its native enviroment
Okay that's fine. But that isn't what I'm talking about. I'm not talking downloads. They aren't quite the same thing now are they? I prefer disks for games, movies, and music. Digital is only for things I'm not heavily invested in or can't get any other way. I'd imagine if I really want a game....and can only buy it digitally I will do that. But for purposes I'm talking in here...it's now about downloading.