windows 7 specifically
So, some games don't know how to deal with multi-threading and do some crazy stuff. Stuff includes: animating twice as fast as it should, taking any input command twice (1 click = 2 clicks), or just locking up and crashing. Back in the day, you had to start the program, get open task manager (which was a pain if said game did other crazy stuff when you minimized it), and set core affinity to use only one CPU.
So... now windows 7 is out, and do we have a fix for this? Surely after windows 2000, XP, and Vista somebody at microsoft got it through their heads to let you add a command to the shortcut or something to start with only 1 core? or a feature I can't seem to find in compatibility perhaps?
(on another but related note, why does windows 7 not support 16-bit color? I have a game that can't be played properly in 32-bit color for some reason, and looks like crap in 8-bit color.)