Age of Mythology – following the similar settings to the NC10, by changing the properties of the shortcut “xres=1024 yres=600”, the game is playable at the current set resolution, at full settings. I also followed the NC10’s overclocking guide, only the GPU can be overclocked, no luck on the CPU.
Age of Empires 3 – don’t think about it. Following the same steps as Age of Mythology, the game starts off with triangle artifacts on the main menu. Even if you manage to navigate through the menu and changing the settings to its absolute lowest, the frame rate is really low. If you try to play a game, it doesn’t even load and gets stuck on a black screen.
that’s all I have so far…I will add Age of Empires 2, which I’m sure it’s playable.
Well MaTt there’s your answer for two of the games you listed, i think LOTRBFMW will run fine on a netbook after editing the res like in AOM and the Football Manager games run on netbooks too without match highlights on the newer games.