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murewa
08-29-2005, 11:17 AM
SO, I'm just about to start my second year of uni, and unlike my first year I will not be using a PC as my new rooms cannot accomodate my rig http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

as a result of the circumstances I find myself in I have been forced to resort to switching to a laptop, *shudders in dredd*.

This is it:

http://www.meshcomputers.com/updated/asus_nb_3.htm

with those sorts of specs I am resigned now to no longer being able to play FB/PF, especially when BOB comes out. I just don't think it would be worth it and I think it is obvious that such large and powerful games would probably give the poor thing a virtual version of a heart attack.

So what can I run? BOB WoV2 is, I understand only single player and a slightly more low-budget production, will this laptop be able to handle it even in relative mediocrity? or will I have to give up on the more up-to-date flgiht sims? if not, what worthy games do you suggest I could run tolerably? not just flight-sims, but any jems you think would run well and suit this setting.

In essence I'm asking for advice on what games I should look at to satiate my gamers itch, something that won't break my pocket in upgrades or send this skinny thing to an early grave, while taking it's potential as far as I can stretch it.

murewa
08-29-2005, 11:17 AM
SO, I'm just about to start my second year of uni, and unlike my first year I will not be using a PC as my new rooms cannot accomodate my rig http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

as a result of the circumstances I find myself in I have been forced to resort to switching to a laptop, *shudders in dredd*.

This is it:

http://www.meshcomputers.com/updated/asus_nb_3.htm

with those sorts of specs I am resigned now to no longer being able to play FB/PF, especially when BOB comes out. I just don't think it would be worth it and I think it is obvious that such large and powerful games would probably give the poor thing a virtual version of a heart attack.

So what can I run? BOB WoV2 is, I understand only single player and a slightly more low-budget production, will this laptop be able to handle it even in relative mediocrity? or will I have to give up on the more up-to-date flgiht sims? if not, what worthy games do you suggest I could run tolerably? not just flight-sims, but any jems you think would run well and suit this setting.

In essence I'm asking for advice on what games I should look at to satiate my gamers itch, something that won't break my pocket in upgrades or send this skinny thing to an early grave, while taking it's potential as far as I can stretch it.

midgie
08-29-2005, 12:23 PM
That should be able to run FB/PF with reduced graphics settings. If it's got a spare ram slot (and you've got the spare cash) another 512mb wouldn't go amiss.

My 'spare' computer has similar specs and runs ok.

danjama
08-29-2005, 01:22 PM
dont be sooooo silly, take a deep breath, close your eyes, and listen....I am runnin a athlonxp1700+, 512mb of PC133 ram, a 5200 and a 40gig HD, and i play every day. Of course its slow at times and online is hell, but i play! U have a chance

Shadow1706
08-29-2005, 02:13 PM
FB/PF should work fine on that laptop. Hell, compared to my old war horse (see sig), that machine is a beast.

georgeo76
08-29-2005, 02:41 PM
Why do all the kids have to buy laptops for school?

Every semester it's the same thing. First week of class, eveyone hauls in their laptop, by week three you can't hear a single keystroke during the entire lecture because eveyone has upgraded to Pen&Ink 1.0

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crazyivan1970
08-29-2005, 03:34 PM
Look up this: TM8104WLMi-XPP by Acer, it can runs PF just fine.

vigilante33
08-29-2005, 11:14 PM
I picked up the HP zd8000 series laptop....3.4gz P4, 1024 ram, 128mb ati x600. runs il2-pf just fine. online from the states run a ping rate of 50-80 over cable. unfortunately in afghanistan at the moment and can't get online due to ghastly ping of 800-1000. point is, rig runs the sim just fine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

blakduk
08-30-2005, 06:13 PM
That laptop should be able to run your games just fine. I'm using a work laptop at the moment to run FB- i just have to reduce the graphic settings a little. Also, the integrated graphics chip doesnt allow me to increase the resolution of the screen or produce high quality screenshots using antialiasing etc. Otherwise the gameplay is awesome.
I also have recently purchased a trackIR3 pro and must congratulate Naturalpoint on their industrial design. It fits on the top edge of my laptop screen very well, just the ideal height for me. Luckily with my job i have to do a lot of presentations so i often have to cart a data projector around- it doesnt work very well for gameplay but its awesome to replay tracks of missions on my wall at home. I just have to work on the IT department at my office to install more memory....

dazako
09-03-2005, 03:47 PM
I've run the merged set up .. (not tried 4.01 yet tho) with very decent results on a Toshiba notebook similar to that - ati 9700,3.46Ghz and 1 gig ram.Trim the visuals back a bit,add some ram and you should be fine.
cheers.