Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 23, 2010
    Will video games work on my netbook?
    I recently bought a disk drive for my Acer Eee PC with Intel Atom processor. I wanted to buy some games like Orange box to play on it, 1: is windows 7 too new to play a game from like 2000 on? and 2: will my netbook be able to handle the graphics?

  2. #2

    Buzzard2010's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2010
    Bretforton, Worcestershire
    MacBook Pro 15" 2014, 2.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD, OSX 10.9.5 - iPhone 5s 16gb
    Hi sonjeriff, really this should be in the Windows, Classic, Linux, and Other OS section but i'll give you some advice.
    As a rule of thumb netbooks shouldn't be used to play games, their graphics output just can't handle anything much above solitaire lol. Older games like point-and-click games should be able to play. You have an option to access applications in "Compatability mode", to do this simply right click the app/ game, click properties, click compatability. In the drop-down menu you have options of different operating systems, I find most older games work under the Windows XP SP2 option. It basically tricks the app into thinking its running on XP Service Pack 2 and shouldn't throw up too many errors if any.

    Hope this helps

    If you have been helped, don't forget to use the Reputation system at the top right of their post.
    May 2011
    Nominated: March 2011 & April 2011

  3. #3

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Note: Moved thread to appropriate forum. This certainly has nothing to do with web design.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. All my apps and games not work
    By thanhdao in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-29-2011, 08:56 PM
  2. How to let your PC/games work on the Mac :D
    By paulthetall in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-19-2010, 07:31 AM
  3. What games will work on my ibook G3?
    By HUNTERxWARD in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-05-2010, 05:56 PM
  4. Games that could work?
    By wrxguy43 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-08-2009, 03:13 PM
  5. My games wont work
    By Bindio in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-09-2009, 12:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts