Anyone got MW running on a Netbook?

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Anyone got MW running on a Netbook?

Postby kiniki2004 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:47 pm

Thinking about getting an Acer Aspire One... or MSI Wind..

Just wondering if anyones managed to get MW working on any Netbook?
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Postby cde » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:30 pm

I would guess that it would run on XP with low visual settings (the screen resolution is quite low on netbooks, but the graphics hardware might not cope with high detail - I have a decent desktop-replacement-laptop but everything is set to "low" for battery-powered use...).

I am planning on getting an Eee 901 and installing Ubuntu as soon as Intrepid is out at the end of Oct (it allegedly supports all Eee hardware out of the box), then one day there will be MW on Linux.

Defcon ended up having a repository package set up pretty swiftly, might be best to wait and see?
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Postby kiniki2004 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:45 pm

Well, I am currently running MW (fairly badly once it gets midage) on a AMD Athlon 3000+ with Via 64mg graphics card.

Wondering if a notebook would do any better?
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Postby rainingblood » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:15 pm

I don't think it would run great on a netbook...

I mean, even cs1.6 is barely playable on this kind of mini laptops !

I have a eee701, i tried to play darwinia, but it was crap :?
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Postby MikeTheWookiee » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:39 pm

Well, I have a P4 2.0, and I know shinygerbil has an Athlon 2000+ (they're supposed to be equivalent), and it works (just abouts) on those. Note that 2GHz is the stated min spec (from IV). With 4 players it pretty much grinds to a halt as soon as it gets complicated / ants come out. Personally, this happens whatever graphics settings I use, although lower detail obviously improves matters slightly.

I have no idea what graphics those machines have, but am in no doubt that it ain't as powerful as my 6800. The good news is that the 6800 is more than up to the task of running Multiwinia in any detail you care to specify. The guy with the Via 64MB card is probably around the limit of playability imo.

Short answer: it ain't happening, not until netbooks get about 2-3x as powerful.
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:33 pm

I've got it running on my EeePC. Albeit bloody slow and not suitable for full gaming.
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Postby Zeph » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:16 am

I've got it running on a fujitsu laptop.
Core 2 Duo @ 2.2 GHz and integrated intel GMA 965 graphics

no problems here.
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Postby Pox » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:58 am

It almost runs on the 1000H... but it's not playable. Any trees at all on the screen and it drops to 5fps. The only netbook I could think of that might run it is the Asus N10 - it's got a proper video card, which I believe is the bottleneck here.

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