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December 15, 2008

Urban Terror, a realistic, modern day FPS on the Eee PC 900

Filed under: EeePC, Games, Linux — Tags: , , , , , — Michael Pobega @ 9:46 PM

Since I’ve owned my Eee PC 900 I’ve been trying to find a good game to play on it. Most games require a real graphics card, or more than 900 MHz of computing power, so getting an Eee PC to comfortably run these games is a chore. Games like Tremulous or Counter Strike: Source (through Wine) run, but only at about 10 FPS maximum. Being frustrated with this, I Googled for a few hours looking for a good Linux native FPS.

I eventually stumbled across Urban Terror, which I initially passed up because it looked too graphically harsh for my little Celeron M chip to handle; But I eventually tried it anyway. After doing a lot of reading I ended up creating my own configuration file (put that text in your autoexec.cfg file, should work for Windows UrT as well). Lo and behold, I ended up getting a very playable frame rate.

Now I just need to stop sucking at the game.


1 Comment »

  1. […] were done in Urban Terror, both netbooks using the same config file (as described in my other post about Urban Terror on the Eee PC). While on the same map without any players, the Eee PC got 30 FPS outdoors and 60 FPS in […]

    Pingback by Celeron M vs Atom N270 « An Open World — December 18, 2008 @ 1:22 AM

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