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Old 12-15-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Netbook Gamers

Hello,

I asked for an Acer Aspire 1 d250-1633 for Christmas. I have been looking at yourtube videos and other gaming forums but none of them addressed Steam games. Most were games from Blizzard, GOG.com, and Direct2drive.

Does anyone have an updated list of games from steam that work on Netbooks with 20+ fps?


Also I want to know your expirences with gaming on your netbooks!


Thanks,

Mamno

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Old 12-15-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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... huh?

Read the recommended specs on STEAM for each game. If your laptop surpasses them then it can play it... Acer is just a brand name, same as Dell. It's what's inside that counts.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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I know the game Torchlight has a netbook mode, and it's extremely fun. I don't know if there is any comprehensive list anywhere.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #4
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Your specs, sir.
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Processor: Intel Atom N280 / 1.66 GHz
RAM: 1 GB
Graphics: Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0 (i.e. Intergrated graphics, up to 224 MB)
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Basically, anything released 5+ years ago *should* give decent FPS, and some indie games. (But I know nothing about netbooks)

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Old 12-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #5
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Sorry, bud but if it's anything like http://review.zdnet.com/prices/lapto...1-tft/33858025 it won't be able to run much, if anything... There's no graphics card mentioned which probably suggests a built in GPU and the CPU seems to be very weak and not for gaming.

If you could give the specific details of the laptop you bought(Like the hardware and OS) you'd get a better answer.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #6
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I don't want to be rough but is madness trying to play in a Netbook.

If laptop gaming is limited in a netbook is stupid I mean the netbooks where designed to be small,very limited and cheap.

Do you want to try Crysis, GTAIV of FSX in a netbook? lol.

Some serious for laptop gaming is Asus G51J-3D‎, Dell XPS, Toshiba Qosmio or alienware.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:26 PM   #7
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Pfft... with XPS you're paying for the name. You can customise a nice Inspiron to be just as good as an XPS for a hell of a lot cheaper.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:35 PM   #8
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Red Faction 1, 2 play well on netbooks. Max Payne 1 and 2 as well.

Morrowind plays pretty well, just keep the settings in mind. GTA 3 same story, don't know for the expansions.

World of Goo plays well.

Monkey Island remake plays good.

Torchlight plays like crap, even in netbook mode. Don't bother with it unless you want to run at around 10fps on the lowest possible settings.

All games originally released < 2000 run like a charm .



Beyond that, don't know. Haven't tried too much more on my netbook. But in general, the older games work quite well on the smaller screen and are definitely fun for along the road.

Running more modern games on your netbook is also possible, through remote gaming. However, for that to work you'll be needing your laptop hooked up either to the network (which would be pointless to game on your netbook in that case) or have a fast wifi connection (roughly 5mbit+ minimum for it to be stable). And of course have a home desktop ready at all times to do the processing for you :P. Crysis on a netbook however does remain fun .
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:36 PM   #9
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Hello,

I asked for an Acer Aspire 1 d250-1633 for Christmas. I have been looking at yourtube videos and other gaming forums but none of them addressed Steam games. Most were games from Blizzard, GOG.com, and Direct2drive.

Does anyone have an updated list of games from steam that work on Netbooks with 20+ fps?


Also I want to know your expirences with gaming on your netbooks!


Thanks,

Mamno
I don't know any resource on Steam, but on Good Old Games there is this thread.

Any games from there that are on Steam should work.

The only game I've tried on my Dell Inspiron 10 Mini is The Longest Journey, and that works great.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:37 PM   #10
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Atom is slow crap and that Intel graphics unit fails in anything 3D.

Try some old RTS with sprite graphics: Starcraft is good, so is Command & Conquer series + Red Allert.
FPS: Quake, Unreal Gold, Unreal tournament, Red Faction
RPG: Diablo 1+2, Baldur's Gate series, Icewind Dales, Planescape Torment, Fallouts 1+2...
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #11
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Trials 2: Second Edition has a Netbook mode I think. But I don't have any Netbook to test the FPS you get.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:20 PM   #12
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Deus Ex works well too.
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