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processor: Intel Pentium 4, CPU 2.00GZ
available disk space:13,5 GiB.
Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller
VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
Running: Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid.
I've managed so far to play on Ubuntu :OTTD, Battle for Nobworth. I tried Americas Army, it was too slow to play. I tried Micropolis, lots of lag.
Any suggestions? I used to play games like Football Manager 2005 on this pc while using XP, but it wouldnt work with Wine on Ubuntu. I love games like Command and Conquer, Transport Tycoon, Sim games and tactical shooters like Delta Force. I hate REALLY crappy graphics.
If they say 'direct rendering: yes' then you're lucky to have acceleration on that card, but don't expect too much from that chipset. If you're using the 'sis' driver (see /etc/X11/xorg.conf) then see 'man sis' for other possible options to improve performance, there are a few and you may want to try them.
I'm betting you might be able to play quake 3 based games at lowest resolution, maybe.
Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 03-22-2009 at 05:32 PM.
Look for VGA compatible controller, it'll tell you what card and kernel driver is in use. Basically, if it isnt nVidia or ATI - forget about any serious 3D games. You migh have some very basic acceleration with SiS but it won't even run quake3, i dont think.
with only 216 meg ram and a pseudo 3d built in chipset ( that is working- dri =yes , surprising )
well not much maybe
"Extreme Tux Racer" might run , maybe ?
"viruskiller.1.0.7 "- maybe ??
"trackballs .1.1.4 " maybe ?
Scorched3d-41.3-2 might run
"Glaxium-0.5-4 "might run
"foobilliards -3.0a" most likely will not run
but "py-sol-IFC " will run and so will "free cell "
"word war vi " should run ( fun and addicting )
"Penguin Command-1.6.11" should run
Hi, thanks for the info, i'll have a good look at all of them. Yep, the laptop is crap, my apple was stolen a year ago and i lost my job so couldnt replace.
I did the lspci thing, this is what it said about the VGA controller:
"01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
Subsystem: Uniwill Computer Corp Device 5100
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 11
BIST result: 00
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at dfee0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at 9c00 [size=128]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 1
Capabilities:  AGP version 2.0
Kernel modules: sisfb"