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#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.
=== Arcades ===
* {{App|Counter-Strike 2D|2D clone (+additional features) of the popular Counter-Strike Mod|http://www.cs2d.com/download.php|{{AUR|counter-strike-2d}}}}
* {{App|Doukutsu/Cave Story|addictive 1-man-made metroid-vania-esque platformer.
** if there happens to be a notable lag when there are lots of enemies on screen or in larger levels, try running the windows version through Wine. It will probably fix this problem.
* {{App|Hedgewars|Yet another Worms clone, considered to be better than it's 2D predecessor by many|http://hedgewars.org/|{{Pkg|hedgewars}}}}
* {{App|Wormux (now Warmux)|Somewhat similar to Worms 2/Worms Armageddon|http://www.wormux.org/phpboost/news/news.php|{{Pkg|warmux}}}}
* {{App|Teeworlds|fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter|http://www.teeworlds.com/|{{Pkg|teeworlds}}}}
=== FPS ===
* {{App|AssaultCube|realistic team oriented multiplayer FPS based on the Cube engine|http://assault.cubers.net/|{{Pkg|assaultcube}}}}
==== 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
===== Cube =====
realistic team oriented multiplayer FPS based on the Cube engine
*runs with little slowdown out of pacman
**''not yet added''
==== 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
==== 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
=== RTS ===
==== 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
=== Rogue-like ===
There are too many to list. Here's a few examples (please contribute to this list):
* {{App|Angband|roguelike dungeon exploration game based on the writings of JRR Tolkien|http://rephial.org/|{{Pkg|angband}}}}
* {{App|Dwarf Fortress|single-player fantasy game. You control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated persistent world|http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/|{{Pkg|dwarffortress}}}}
* {{App|ASCIIpOrtal|sidescrolling game with ANSI text graphics in which you are a person holding a device which creates portals, or links to other parts of the level|http://www.cymonsgames.com/asciiportal/|{{AUR|asciiportal}}}}
* [http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/ bs] - A Battleships based shooter for the console.
* [http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/ Chroma] - A puzzle game like Sokoban with ncurses mode.
* [http://www.dungeoncrawl.org/ Crawl] (aka Dungeon Crawl, aka Linley's Dungeon Crawl).
* [http://www.nethack.org/ NetHack] - A single player dungeon exploration game.
* [http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/ nInvaders] - in AUR, Ncurses based space invaders clone.
* [http://rogue.rogueforge.net/rogue-5-4/ Rogue] - The original dungeon crawl game.
* [http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ Stone Soup] (aka Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup).
* [http://www.t-o-m-e.net/main.php?tome_current=0 ToME] (aka Troubles of Middle Earth).
* [http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/BSD_games BSD Games] - Collection of classic text games distributed with *BSD. Available in Community.
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_(Unix) fortune-mod] Displays Random messages/quotes/jokes when invoked. Available in Extra.
* [http://www.adom.de/adom/download.php3 ADOM] Ancient Domains Of Mystery (ADOM for short)
These games can usually be found in the official repositories or in [http://aur.archlinux.org/ AUR].
== 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
==== FCEUX ====
8 bit Nintendo / Famicom emulator
*accurate and compatible; actively maintained; available in [community]
== Wine ==
Wine does not slowdown most games (even speeds up some), so all games with low system requirements that run in Windows works in Wine too. Consult [http://appdb.winehq.org/|Wine AppDB] for game-specific compability information.
[[Category:Gaming (English)]]

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