Originally posted by Big-Byte
Ive always wondered what could be achieved if a games developer wrote a PC game *from scratch* and completely bypassed windows. Ie: You boot the game direct from the cd without loading an operating system.
I remember with the Amiga coding tutorials in assembler (in Amiga Computing Magazine) the first thing you did was effectively kill the operating system so you could take over the hardware and 'hit the metal'
I should think this would be a right pain on PC just because you have so many gfx cards/sound cards to cater for.
Unreal Tournament can do it. There is a special version that boots itself and runs from CD.