What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby Tama on Tue 14/Jul/09 11:11am

I'm going to be on the road a bit over the new few months and was thinking it'd be a good idea to put a video game on my lappy I can play if I find myself stuck somewhere.

However my laptop is a "netbook" with a 1024 x 568 screen, a low powered CPU/ graphics adaptor and running Windows XP. It also has a smaller keyboard and a touchpad so anything which requires good hardware or lightening controls is going to suck.

I was thinking about strategy/ RPG games but I haven't paid any attention to PC gaming in years so have no idea what's out there.

Recommendations anyone?
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby danose on Tue 14/Jul/09 11:14am

Tama wrote:Recommendations anyone?


go retro - boulderdash treasure pleasure :thumbsup:

http://www.firststarsoftware.com/bdtp.htm
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby KDM on Tue 14/Jul/09 11:18am

I can highly recommend Fallout Tactics. Great old lasting game that will run sweet on your book.

Even better comes with the other 2 Fallout games for dirt cheap!!!

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/PC-G ... M/1526356/

Dont leave home without it
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby happybaboon on Tue 14/Jul/09 11:20am

"World of Goo". You make wobbly structures out of goo balls, and then other goo balls climb along the structures to reach the end sucker pipe. Think Lemmings, but with spooge.
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby NickCW on Tue 14/Jul/09 11:44am

If you are after a platformer I've heard braid is quite good, a couple of people are running it fine on those EeePC's with the new patches
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby scatter on Tue 14/Jul/09 11:47am

I was wondering this myself. But thinking along the lines of Risk, Civ, Simcity or similar.

I had fun just recently trying to install VPN on my netbook. It was on CD so I thought I'd just use the work external drive. Turns out the software required to run the external drive is on a CD :blink: WTF? :lol:
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby OliverBendix on Tue 14/Jul/09 12:03pm

Nethack.

In a terminal, no tiles.
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby RussS on Tue 14/Jul/09 12:32pm

Just a question Tama ........


Were you drunk when you bought that netbook?
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby radiusq on Tue 14/Jul/09 12:37pm

Mame - Robotron is all you need.
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby XCrazy on Tue 14/Jul/09 12:40pm

happybaboon wrote:"World of Goo". You make wobbly structures out of goo balls, and then other goo balls climb along the structures to reach the end sucker pipe. Think Lemmings, but with spooge.

:withstupid: Or another awesome cheap game is Plants Vs Zombies :D
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby RJD on Tue 14/Jul/09 12:47pm

If you havnt played them, and they will run, give baldurs gateI, II , Icewind dale and pehaps Planescape: Torment a go, all cracking RPG games.
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby danose on Tue 14/Jul/09 1:04pm

OliverBendix wrote:Nethack.

In a terminal, no tiles.


nah, it's just not the same unless you're on an actual real VT100 (mmm...keysprings so hard it's like a finger workout :love:) slung off the back of a vax 11/780 running BSD :love: :love:

how about jetset willy running on a spectrum emulator? Or batman (the 3d isometric one) on a cpc emulator :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

actually the PC remake of Head over Heels is pretty damned cool too : http://retrospec.sgn.net/game/hoh
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby scatter on Tue 14/Jul/09 1:06pm

Jetset Willy :lol:
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby crazychris on Tue 14/Jul/09 1:32pm

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
or
SimCity

good retro fun!
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Re: What's A Good Video Game For A Netbook?

Postby Chickenman on Tue 14/Jul/09 1:43pm

Tama wrote:I'm going to be on the road a bit over the new few months and was thinking it'd be a good idea to put a video game on my lappy I can play if I find myself stuck somewhere.

However my laptop is a "netbook" with a 1024 x 568 screen, a low powered CPU/ graphics adaptor and running Windows XP. It also has a smaller keyboard and a touchpad so anything which requires good hardware or lightening controls is going to suck.

I was thinking about strategy/ RPG games but I haven't paid any attention to PC gaming in years so have no idea what's out there.

Recommendations anyone?


WORMS!!!!
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