December 22, 2008 at 5:41 pm #160203SammyDavisJrMember
Just thought I’d post a list of games I deem must have’s for people scratching their heads over what games to play on their netbook. I did my best to include some ‘sleeper hits’ that no one talks about any more and are really worth checking out.
I’ll put an asterisk in front of personal favorites..
Fallout 1, 2 & Tactics
*Divine Divinity (No one mentioned this game so far, its a gem)
Beyond Divinity (not as memorable as the first, still good though)
*Diablo 1 & 2
Baldur’s Gate 1&2
*Mount & Blade (New indie game, runs superb in DX7 mode – google for the demo, you won’t be dissapointed!)
*Wizardy 8 (Haven’t heard this one either)
Rome: Total War (great when modded)
*Heroes of Might & Magic 3 (4 & 5 run too but 3 was arguably the best in the series)
*Planescape: Torment (best storyline of any RPG ever made)
*The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
*Warhammer: Dark Omen (1 of a kind RTS based on Warhammer lore)
System Shock 2
Freedom Force 1 & 2
The Temple of Elemental Evil (broken as hell, but with fan patches this becomes a great D&D game)
Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic 1 & 2
Master of Orion II
Jagged Alliance II
Age of Wonders II (Think Heroes of Might & Magic 3 with more depth to it)
Warcraft III DotA
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War
Games I’m dying to try:
Silent Hunter III (u-boat simulator, runs fine on my ancient XP desktop)
Civ 4 (Heard people are having problems with it, if all else fails I’ll get Civ 3: Play The World and play online with that.)
Oblivion (Yes, Oblivion! With Oldblivion patch and 2gb of ram it might run above 20 FPS)
from NES through to Playstation 1 Emulators
Feel free to add to my little list/comment
And be sure to check out Mount & Blade if you don’t know it already 😉December 22, 2008 at 6:08 pm #177050jrdtunesMember
Do these all work full screen??December 22, 2008 at 11:59 pm #177049harrycMember
i can confirm that nes, snes and ps1 emus work perfectlyDecember 23, 2008 at 7:58 am #177048s162000Member
Wow nice list out of nowhere! Those are all playable right? I’m quite interested in Neverwinter Nights.
For your info:
Snes/Megadrive emulators run smooth.
ePSXe Runs mostly fine with Petes Software Graphics plugin 1.18
pSX Runs mostly fine has some issues with XA audio
Project 64 is hit and miss. Goldeneye big no-no. Mario 64 perfect.
Have you tried Dosbox? Whole world of classic games there!
I’m also trying to get hold of a copy of Grim Fandango!December 23, 2008 at 1:43 pm #177046BritmanMember
I’ve just installed Rainbow 6 rogue spear and ghost recon. They play ok.December 23, 2008 at 6:12 pm #177051SammyDavisJrMember
I haven’t had major issues with resolution yet.. a bit of googling usually does the trick
BioWare RPG widescreen patch: http://www.gibberlings3.net/widescreen/
I know for a fact there’s similar fan patches for the Fallout series
Other games require a bit more tinkering to get working, I just got Divine Divinity to run @ 1024×600 by editing Config.DIV in notepad
So while some games run just fine out of the box, others need widescreen patches or a bit of editing to run fullscreenOctober 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm #177055jasoninertiaMember
just trying oldblivion , any chance its gonna run on 1 mg of ramOctober 2, 2009 at 1:40 am #177054fyro11Member
just trying oldblivion , any chance its gonna run on 1 mg of ram
Depends.October 3, 2009 at 9:19 pm #177056jasoninertiaMember
oblivion is a no go , just crashes on startup , patched to the latest as well , running it through oldblivion , any ideas has anyone got this running on the nc10 ?February 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm #177057dpiddyMember
jasonertia:have you tried running the one before oblivion:morrowind
i think morrowwind plays better than oblivion,you should give it a go if youve not already played it,im pretty sure it will run at low or medium settings on a netbookFebruary 23, 2010 at 11:31 am #177052FifiMember
wow great list thanks, how do you get them (sorry a bit of a noob question) do you download from a website? Which one?February 23, 2010 at 11:35 am #177047AlfiharParticipant
wow great list thanks, how do you get them (sorry a bit of a noob question) do you download from a website? Which one?
Some of them are available to buy to download from Good Old Games (my preferred choice due to lack of DRM) or Steam, others are still available in shops or secondhand.February 26, 2010 at 2:59 pm #177053FifiMember
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