November 26, 2008 at 4:06 am #159568balkanhaxMember
Has anyone tried to run any Steam/Valve games such as CS:S, HL2, or TF2? Are they playable? (FPS?)
I won’t be using this machine for gaming as I have a rig dedicated to just that but it wouldn’t hurt to know whether it would run these games during a long wait, car ride, or plane flight (9 hours to Hawaii this summer without technology killed me.)
Unless someone posts before me, I will post the answer to the question above as soon as I receive mine (hopefully in the next 5 days) and get the chance to install them.November 26, 2008 at 10:57 am #171623motherMember
I know that TF2 has been seen working on the 1000h but I think you’ll get very low frame rates so it will not be really be very playable. Maybe if you stay inside buildings you could play it?
watch?v=zpzPYGghKxE on youtube
HL2 seems to play okay on a eee 900 with 1gb ram. I’m guessing you may need to do some tweaking to get decent fps though.
watch?v=gMjB3t9-I8E on youtube
Let me know how you get along, I would be interested to see how well they run.November 26, 2008 at 12:21 pm #171621jezMember
Not something I’ve tried yet. But I did play some UT2004 and the NC10 did struggle. It was arguably playable though.November 26, 2008 at 2:26 pm #171624
Haven’t tried any Steam games, but I’ll be happy to give them a go today and report back. 🙂November 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm #171628hefMember
i hope cs:s works. that would totally rule.November 26, 2008 at 3:54 pm #171625
i hope cs:s works. that would totally rule.
I’m currently installing HL2 (which is taking bloody ages lol) but I’ll try that next. 🙂November 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm #171626
Well, I’ve just been fiddling with Steam for a couple of hours and have mixed results.
Steam itself says it doesn’t recognise the graphics card, but allowed me to proceed anyway.
HL2 runs, but crashes straight after a load point. Reloading from that point works fine, until you get to the next one and it crashes again. I tried it on high settings (which were recommended by default) minus AA and AF, but got barely 2fps out of it. Having all settings on low allows between 8-15fps in outdoor environments and up to 50fps indoors. If the crashing issue can be resolved, this game should be just about playable.
I had less luck with CS:S. Initially, it kept crashing on startup with this error:Quote:the instruction at “0x0bd93e2c” referenced memory at “0x09d6a1a0”. The memory could not be “read”.
After looking up some info online, I finally got it to work by forcing DX7 mode (DX8 doesn’t work either. However, as soon as I go into a game, the framerate drops like a stone and nothing happens.
Haven’t tried TF2 yet, but I doubt it will run very well (if at all) either. According to Steam users on the forum, Source games are very twitchy on this graphics chipset. Users have come up with all sorts of workarounds involving file modification etc, but I really don’t have the heart to try them all out. If anyone is interested, take a look at this 22-page thread on the Steam forums:
Sorry that it’s not great news. 🙁November 26, 2008 at 11:52 pm #171629balkanhaxMember
Thanks for the feedback Becky, it is really helpful.
It’s a bummer that the games don’t run as smooth as I had hoped but it’s not the end of the world.
I will be trying the things listed on the Steam thread (and some other tweaks) as soon as I get mine in. I will be updating the results here as soon as I do.
Thanks, again!November 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm #171630kinikiMember
Got nothing from the Source engine running as I just don’t have the heart to put my little machine through it.. But Darwinia runs fine on lowest settings, Peggle obviously runs perfectly. X3 wont even start, but thats not surprising!November 29, 2008 at 2:05 pm #171627
Just tried Painkiller Overdose through Steam today. It won’t even start, generates a Direct3D error. I’ve reinstalled the graphics drivers and DirectX to no avail.December 2, 2008 at 3:31 am #171631SmeedMember
I tried cs 1.6 earlier today and it runs much worse than I anticipated. I would be fine if I could keep a solid 30 FPS but dips below that are painful.May 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm #171633goodguyjMember
i’ve been playing gta vice city using steam and have had no problems at all.May 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm #171622jezMember
The NC10 games list is now held here, [Wiki]Samsung NC10 Games[/Wiki], use your login here to access, let me know if you can’t get in.May 27, 2009 at 7:56 am #171634sardaukarMember
i cant get anything source based running .. crashes while loading.
however, i got mount and blade running fine.October 11, 2009 at 8:56 pm #171636jasoninertiaMember
managed to get half life 2 running pretty fast , tweaked the hell out of it , there is a guide to console commands in half life 2 that I found useful , also there is a guide to get the thing running in the first place without crashing on saving or loading levels , i get 30 -40fps inside and 15 -20 outside , id call that almost playable , it does look like shite though , I have removed bump mapping from the floors , changed the resolution to 640 480 , and so on and so on till it looks like doom 2 but it does run fast
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