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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
 
*Tweaks:
 
**''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
 
*Tweaks:
 
**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
 
*Tweaks:
 
**''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>
 
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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
 
*Tweaks:
 
**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
 
*If you are using an nvidia card, or for any other reason you're greeted with a black screen: create a ~/.teeworlds/settings.cfg
 
and insert gfx_fullscreen 0 to the file. The game will now load in a window; feel free to change resolution to native.
 
 
 
==== 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
 
*Tweaks:
 
**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)
 
*Tweaks:
 
**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 ====
 
MMORPG
 
*runs with very low fps, but only on aspire one with at least 1gig of ram
 
*Tweaks:
 
**''not yet added''
 
 
 
==== Dark Reign: The Future of War ====
 
Realtime strategy
 
*runs great
 
*Tweaks:
 
**run "winecfg" and disable "Vertex Shader" and "Pixel Shader" to make it run
 
 
 
==== Diablo 2 + LOD ====
 
Hack'n Slash
 
*runs perfectly without any additional tweaking
 
 
 
See [[Diablo II]].
 
 
 
==== Warcraft 3 / Frozen Throne====
 
Strategy
 
*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
 
*Config:
 
** Edit (and/or create) settings.cfg and enter:
 
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