Last night, I started a blog. I also went digging through old game CDs for stuff to install that was fun. Specifically, I was looking to scratch an itch by playing some RTS games, and I can't afford (and am unwilling to pirate) Starcraft 2. First thing I pulled out, the Starcraft Battle Chest! Which only had the Starcraft CD. Brood War was MIA, and it's been at least three years since I've known where it is. I did some looking, but no dice.
Next out of the box of old games was Age of Empires III. After checking to make sure I had all the discs, I put the first CD in to install it. And promptly ran into a warning stating that there were known compatibility issues between this game published by Microsoft Game Studios and Windows 7. Am I the only one who thinks that that's bullshit? Because it is. This game was released in 2005. Windows 7 was released 4 years later. This is not like me trying to get multiplayer working on Baldur's Gate. 5 years, and, if not the same people, people working for the same company. They should know how to make software that works together.
Something I noticed when playing. Like their real-life counterparts, the Seminole tribe is hardcore. They are my warriors of choice for almost everything, when I can get them.