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I just created a game. At the time of exporting it, I targeted windows.

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I use windows 7 on my computer. Obviously the game is compatible with windows 7, but I do not know if it is also compatible with windows 8 and 10, because just below appears windows 8.

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I intend to launch the game on steam, and even if it was not, it is very important for me not to frustrate anyone.

My question is whether I will have to create multiple executables for different versions of windows, or if selecting the windows option, the game will work for windows 7, 8, 10 and XP.

I looked it up on the developer's website, but it did not help. => https://docs.yoyogames.com/source/dadiospice/000_using%20gamemaker/009_distributing%20your%20game.html

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The first option creates a Windows executable application (.exe) Those options related to Windows 8 creates an app similar to those available in the Microsoft Store. They are compiled in a different way and need of a special SDK to be created.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok. Could you tell me if it works for windows XP too? \$\endgroup\$ Jan 8, 2019 at 21:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why would you want to support Windows XP anyhow? \$\endgroup\$ Jan 9, 2019 at 19:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ From what I've researched, almost 10% of the world's computers have this operating system. It's a good audience, I wonder if it's compatible. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 12, 2019 at 0:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ I guess for winXP if you create your app as an installer like you did here: gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/167032/… it would work but the PC needs a minimum of graphics capabilities. \$\endgroup\$
    – Juanpa
    Feb 2, 2019 at 23:12
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I believe windows includes all the versions of windows, Windows 8 build is for functions specific to the windows 8 platform

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