I guess you can't play Game Room games on a netbook (or can you?)

#1 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

 I posted this up on the super PC friendly sister-site Tested.com, but I figured I'd post this little inquiry here as well.
 

 So I downloaded Microsoft Game Room on my desktop today, and it's pretty cool. I bought Jungler (of coarse) and have been playing on the PC and Xbox just fine. In a perfect world, I'd be able to install Game Room on my tiny netbook I got for Christmas. Unfortunately, when I try to run gameroom, I get this message: "Game room requires a video card that supports shader model 3.0 -  your video card does not meet these requirements."
 
Which is totally predictable and understandable. I didn't get the NetBook for games, anyway (although it will run WoW just fine, slow, but fine.)
 
I'm just bummed because I figured the NetBook could handle 30 year old games, but it's the client built around these games that the Netbook can't handle. Is there anything you can do to... I don't know, YOU'RE the PC experts, not me. Any help would be awesome (But I'm just going to assume I'm shit out of luck.) 

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
#3 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

Well the plan is to eventually have more and more powerful games, it seems, so having a higher overall system requirement set would allow room to grow in the future.  
 
Still for the time being Microsoft should make a version without the 3D wrapper element.  Until then, you're shit outta luck.

#4 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" Sort of like this? "
Forgive me for not noticing some douche and his 'lol system requirements' thread.
 
...also, it should have been in the Jungler forum.
#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" Sort of like this? "
Forgive me for not noticing some douche and his 'lol system requirements' thread.  ...also, it should have been in the Jungler forum. "
I meant is that what your are talking about. I admit ya that title is a bit strange. 
#6 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -
@TooWalrus: Which netbook do you own?
#7 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
" @TooWalrus: Which netbook do you own? "
It's an Hp Mini, Intel Atom 1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, I got Windows XP on purpose. It's awesome, it does exactly what I want it to do, the only bummer is the graphics card that dropped right out of 2004.
#8 Posted by Mmmslash (2170 posts) -
@TooWalrus:  To be honest, I have an Aspire 1410, which has a dual-core processor, and playing anything past 2000 is basically a pipe dream.
 
I've found Tycoon games are your best bet, as long as you stick to your classics. I've put about 40 hours into Open-Transport Tycoon Deluxe, I got to rediscover and old classic, and had a total blast doing it.
#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" @TooWalrus:  To be honest, I have an Aspire 1410, which has a dual-core processor, and playing anything past 2000 is basically a pipe dream.  I've found Tycoon games are your best bet, as long as you stick to your classics. I've put about 40 hours into Open-Transport Tycoon Deluxe, I got to rediscover and old classic, and had a total blast doing it. "
Lol, I've got Diablo II, Starcraft and Warcraft III installed that I still haven't played yet, so if I'm ever separated from my Xbox and Desktop... I've got SOMETHING to do, and they play just fine.
#10 Posted by Pazy (2601 posts) -

Its a pretty annoying thing since currently the only that seems like it would need shader model 3.0 is the interface.

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