I teach computer games at my school.
The IT department tell me that they are introducing Longhorn (new Windows OP, presumably?) next term. They say this is quite a radical change, and many old programs will not run under it.
I assume that there will be Internet patches for one of our games - Civilisation 3.
However we also use Heroes of Might and Magic 3, and I understand that 3DO aren’t doing any updates.
So Dopers, please answer these questions:
is Longhorn going to have dramatic effects on existing game software?
is Firaxis (makers of Civ 3) likely to issue a patch for Longhorn?
are 3DO defunct?