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Default 03-27-2011, 10:48 PM

I copied over Sim City Classic for Windows (it's essentially portable), and while it's touchy, and the buttons are small, it otherwise works just fine.

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Exclamation 03-27-2011, 11:19 PM

Originally Posted by cms View Post
Well your kinda out of luck. Most games that will run on the duo that were intended for the desktop are old. The duo can run flash games but not much more.

A great PC game that *might* work on the duo would be freelancer or mechwarrior. I am also sure the old Half Life games would be great

I would also look into using a Nintendo emulator for old Gameboy or Nintendo64 games. They are always fun and should work on the duo.

There is not an industry for low-graphic PC games of 2011, your only real source would be Ported mobile/tablet games (such as angry birds), flash games (such as pogo stuff), and older PC games.

If anyone sees a new game, with low graphics requirements then I am all ears, I still however feel it is highly unlikely
(Minecraft does not count as it is a CPU intensive game despite the low graphics illusion, it will most likely not preform on the duo.)
if you look at games like World of Goo, those games are always an asset to a netbook, i havent tried it yet but i will and let you know. perhaps Where`s Waldo works also...

i`ll also try the Lego games (star Wars etc.), those might work.

MMORPG`s should work also...


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Default 03-28-2011, 05:24 PM

What games are touch friendly?

-Plants Vs Zombies
-World of Goo
-Defense Grid. Touch then Touch hold (like right clicking) to select
-Angry Birds (not steam)
-Crayon physics (Not steam and really a stylus game)
-Peggle Night (the aim/fire action could frustrate)
-Bejeweled Twist
-Chime (no way to exit current game, have to wait)

In the middle:
-Tropico 3. Ideally ants a m+k

Not touch friendly
-Shatter. Puck can be controlled but zero sensitivity. Also have to 'press' enter.
-Revenge of the Titans. Insane mouse icon. Damn shame as it could have been perfect.
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Default 04-02-2011, 03:45 PM

When I try to launch Angry Birds I get the ADP runtime unable to initalize any suggestions
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Default 04-04-2011, 08:50 AM

i tried several games and the problem i keep having is that when i launch a game the game stops because the device thinks i`m swiveling the screen. when i`m not...

this happens with World of Goo, Unreal Tournament (which runs great if you turn of the sensors) etc.

i`m wondering if any of you had these problems...


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Default 05-19-2011, 11:47 AM

We have been playing the blue toad murder files. It runs fine, a little jaggy when the camera pans over scenery, but nothing that interferes with the game:

It was only ú2.49 here:

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