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Jack Sommersby
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:52 pm    Post subject: PLaying Games on a Laptop Reply with quote

OK, I'm a compter illiterate here, so bear with me. I've purchased a new laptop and am interested in playing games on it. The thing is, I don't know where to begin. Are there games designed specifically for PCs or do I need to download some software to play games, and if so how do I go about doing just that.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as your laptop has the minimum or better system requirements on the game box, you should be able to play it. The only snag I can see is if the game requires some high-end video card that your laptop doesn't have - and it being a laptop, you can't just slap one into an empty AGP slot. What you get is pretty much what you get.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack, you're never going to get your Leisure Suit Larry floppy disks into that thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheAngryJew wrote:
Jack, you're never going to get your Leisure Suit Larry floppy disks into that thing.


Oh my god - thank you for that blast from the past. I haven't played that game in EONS.

Shit, most laptops don't even come with floppy drives anymore Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: video games Reply with quote

Yep but all new games come on CD or DVD these days. Even without a floppy drive you should be able to get the old floppy disk games to work by copying them to a clipdrive (or CD) on another machine. Well, it'd work for the games that were just programs to install it to the harddrive (which most of them were).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheAngryJew wrote:
Jack, you're never going to get your Leisure Suit Larry floppy disks into that thing.


ooooh burn

You are the BURNMASTER!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're doing laptop, make sure you pump up the Video Ram...none of that integrated crap either, make sure it's standalone Vram, it's a bit extra, but worth it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: I can't print to the printer Reply with quote

Hello guys, I have a DSL connection using a Westell versalink model 327W modem/router which has an Ethernet cable running from this modem to a card on my desktop. I also have a laptop that accesses the internet wirelessly. My problem is that I can't print to the printer that is attached to my desktop PC from the laptop. Please help me. How can I print from my wireless laptop to the printer attached to my desktop computer?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

playing game son a laptop is not as bad as it used to be. I play Halo on my MacBook and it looks great.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:31 am    Post subject: great Reply with quote

yeah that is a good sign playing games on laptop.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i play mostly browser games like world of tanks or travian - they work fine on my laptop. real video games i never tried.
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