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[[Category: Games and entertainment (English)]]
#REDIRECT [[List of games]]
This wiki page is about games that run well on a netbook along with tweaks to make them better.
== General Notes ==
Most games in this list will benefit from a RAM upgrade, especially to 2GB (the max supported in most current netbooks). They will often also benefit from overclocking the Intel Atom processor, especially a 24% overclock, that is possible with a bios upgrade in the MSI Wind U100, and possibly others.
== Native - Free/Open ==
==== AssaultCube ====
realistic team oriented multiplayer FPS based on the Cube engine
*runs with little slowdown out of pacman
**''not yet added''
==== Blood Frontier ====
Team oriented multiplayer FPS based on the Cube2 (Sauerbraten) engine
*low-fps on big maps. Kinda playable on small maps in duel mode
**Set all to low, disable all special effects
==== Counter-Strike 2D ====
2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod
* runs without any troubles out of aur
==== Cube ====
realistic team oriented multiplayer FPS based on the Cube engine
*runs with little slowdown out of pacman
**''not yet added''
==== Doukutsu ====
AKA Cave Story, addictive 1-man-made metroid-vania-esque platformer
*runs perfectly, out of the box from aur installation
==== Hedgewars ====
Yet another Worms clone, pretty good to shorten time.
* runs perfectly out of pacman
==== Netpanzer ====
Realtime Strategy game like Command and Conquer but without building bases.
*runs perfectly out of aur
==== OpenArena ====
fast multiplayer shooter based on the quake3-engine
*runs ok, you just have to adjust some graphic settings
** my graphic settings (you can experiment with that): <br>
Video Mode: 1024x600 <br>
Lighting: Vertex (Low) <br>
Flares: Off <br>
Bloom: Off <br>
Geometric Detail: Medium <br>
Texture Detail: 60% <br>
Anisotropy: Off <br>
Simple Items: Off <br>
Always show weapons: Off <br>
Marks on Walls ... High Quality Sky: On <br>
Sync Every Frame: Off
==== Sauerbraten ====
Next-generation Cube Engine
*runs with slowdown out of pacman
**set all params to low
**avoid huge maps
==== Quake 3 ====
Just quake 3 =)
*runs perfectly, out of pacman with quake3 or ioquake3
==== Teeworlds ====
a fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter
*runs perfectly, out of pacman
==== Urban Terror 4.1 ====
modern multiplayer FPS based on the ioquake3 engine
*runs decently when most graphics-related options are low, but still looks great even with low-quality settings
* available from AUR
==== Warzone 2100 ====
Warzone, GPLed and rewritten. RTS
*runs with problems
**disable sound
**set texture size to minimal
==== Widelands ====
slow-paced strategy like "the Settlers 2"
*runs perfectly, out of the box from aur installation
==== Wormux ====
Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon.
*runs without any slowdowns, present in [community].
== Native - Commercial ==
==== Rune ====
3rd person Adventure / Hack'n Slay based on ut'99
* runs great from box installation
==== Sacred Gold ====
Hack'n Slay Roleplay Game like Diablo
* runs little laggy, but still very enjoyable
* start in windowed mode
* The Game has fixed resolution at 1024x768 so you either want to play it on external monitor or you can't see the skill / action bar. You can move the Window pressing alt+left_mouse. So you can see the action bar. But then you can't see the health bar anymore. Email Michael from linuxgamepublishing.com and ask for a fix for that!!!! - would be really great if we could fully enjoy this game on the netbook!
==== UT'99 ====
First Person shooter
* runs perfectly from box installation
== Emulation ==
==== Gens-20080323-2 ====
Mega Drive / Genesis emulator
*runs perfectly, install from aur or archlinuxfr-repo
**activate OpenGL, set video resolution per custom to 1024x600 for streched full-screen or 800x600 for non-streched
**use "Normal" renderer, I couldn't find a visible advantage with the other ones
==== Mupen64plus ====
Nintendo 64 emulator
*most games are running with little slowdown (NTSC games have about 56fps instead of 60fps)
**disable "frame skipping" to avoid flickering in games
==== ScummVM-0.12.0-2 ====
Virtual machine for old school adventures
*runs perfectly, just install from extra repo
==== VisualBoyAdvance-1.7.2-5 ====
Game Boy (Advance) emulator
*runs perfectly with vbaexpress (available in aur). visualboyadvance is available in the community repository
==== ZSNES ====
Super Nintendo  emulator
* all tested games work perfect
** set video mode to "640x480 ODS F" for using full screen (but streched) or "800x600 ODS F" for using max height (non-streched)
** video filters: bilinear filter and hq filter activated here working fine, but that's your choice
==== PCSXR ====
PlayStation emulator
* all tested games (mainly jRPGs) work perfect
** no tweaks needed
== Wine ==
==== World of Warcraft ====
*runs with very low fps, but only on aspire one with at least 1gig of ram
**''not yet added''
==== Dark Reign: The Future of War ====
Realtime strategy
*runs great
**run "winecfg" and disable "Vertex Shader" and "Pixel Shader" to make it run
==== Diablo 2 + LOD ====
Hack'n Slay
*runs perfectly without any additional tweaking
==== Warcraft 3 / Frozen Throne====
*little laggy, but playable (at least singleplayer)
  - runs smoothly with 24% CPU overclock, such as that offered in the MSI Wind series.
See [[WarCraft III]].
==== Spelunky ====
Indie Side Scroller
* A bit laggy, bit still playable
** Edit (and/or create) settings.cfg and enter:

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