Games Test Section

Play games with GMA500 is really hard but the old generation is almost playable (before 2005)
Consiglio: Usate giochi usciti sino al 2005, meglio se antecenti!
Device: Atom Z520 1.74GHz Win 7 HP 32bit
Green: Full Working Game
Orange: Playable but not so smoothly ( <24 fps)
Games list on Wiki: QUI
Note: Some games may crash with overclock or with HyperThreading enabled
Don't use Anisotropic filtering and maybe useful enable texture compressions (reduce images quality but can improve speed or may render playable higher screen resolutions)

  • Alexander Demo LOW FPS
  • Aliens vs. Predator 2 Single-Player Demo startup fail
  • Alone in the Dark - Demo
  • American Conquest Demo (resolution incompatible)
  • American McGee's Alice Demo
  • Age of Empires 2 demo (windows 7 incompatible)
  • Age of Empires 3
  • Anno 1503
  • Babylon 5: I've Found Her (startup fail)
  • Baldur's gate (also Neverwinter Nights)
  • Bad DayLA Demo
  • Battle Realms Demo API Error
  • Breed B-1 Homecoming LOW FPS
  • Broken Sword
  • Battlefield 1942 Secret Weapons of WWII Demo (playable)
  • Call of duty
  • Call of duty 2
  • Carmageddon TDR 2000
  • Chicago 1930 Demo mouse pointer invisible
  • Colin mcrae 2 demo few graphic errors
  • Colin mcrae 3 demo Low FPS
  • Colin mcrae 2004 demo graphic errors
  • Colin mcrae 2005 demo Low FPS
  • Comanche 4 Demo
  • Commandos Behind Enemy Lines (in Win95 compatible mode)
  • Commandos 3 a little bit Low FPS
  • Commandos Strike Force LOW FPS
  • Command & Conquer Generals Demo startup fail
  • Conflict Vietnam Demo
  • Conflict: Desert Storm
  • CounterStrike
  • Delta Force Black Hawk Down Demo LOW FPS
  • Delta Force Land Warrior Demo
  • Diablo II Error Directx
  • Evil Genius Demo
  • F1 Racing Championship
  • F1 Race Stars Startup Fail
  • Far Cry Demo LOW FPS
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Fifa 2000 demo Startup Fail
  • Fifa 2001 demo
  • Fifa 2002 demo
  • Fifa 2002 World Cup
  • Fifa 2003 demo graphic errors
  • Fifa 2004 demo graphic errors
  • Fifa 2005 demo graphic errors
  • Fifa 06 demo LOW FPS
  • Fifa 07 demo LOW FPS
  • Fifa 08 demo LOW FPS
  • Final Fantasy VII demo (windows 7 startup fail)
  • Ford Racing demo
  • Ford Racing 2 (2003) Low FPS
  • Gangsters 2 Demo startup fail
  • Grim Fandango (need installer fix: works correctly only in windowed mode)
  • Godfather (ilPadrino) Low FPS
  • GTA 1
  • GTA 2
  • GTA 3 (remove frame rate limit)
  • GTA ViceCity (remove frame rate limit)
  • GTR Demo incompatible with Win7 for Starforce protection
  • Halo Trial LOW FPS
  • Hitman 2
  • HomeWorld
  • Knight Rider
  • Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Demo
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Demo Incompatible with IEMGD XP\7 Driver
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Demo LOW FPS with IEMGD 7\8 Driver
  • IperSoccer demo
  • Iron storm demo startup fail
  • Lee
  • Juiced graphic errors
  • Mafia few graphic errors->Disable W Buffer from Advanced Settings
  • Master Rallye
  • Max Payne
  • Max Payne 2
  • Midnight Club 2 Demo
  • Midtown Madness startup fail
  • Monkey island 3 (need installer fix)
  • Moto gp2 demo
  • MotoGP URT 3 Demo
  • MotoRacer 3 demo graphic errors
  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 Demo (few graphics errors)
  • Need For Speed Porsche startup fail 
  • Need for speed underground
  • Need for speed undercover LOW FPS
  • No One Lives Forever 2 (Official Demo)
  • PES demo 3 Low FPS
  • PES demo 4 Low FPS
  • PES demo 6 Low FPS
  • Prince of persia the sand time demo LOW FPS
  • Privateers Bounty Demo directdraw doesn't have enough memory
  • Railroad Tycoon 3
  • Rome - Total War Demo LOW FPS
  • Quake III
  • Race Driver 2 Demo incompatibile win7 for Starforce protection
  • Rayman
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein DEMO
  • SBK 2001
  • SCAR - Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo LOW FPS
  • SimCity3000
  • SimCity4
  • SmokingGuns
  • Soldier of Fortune DEMO
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Low FPS
  • Starsky & Hutch Demo
  • Stronghold Crusader
  • Stunt GP Demo windows 7 incompatible
  • Test Drive 5 (Windows 7 incompatible)
  • The Italian Job
  • The Sum of All Fears Demo
  • Toca2 startup fail
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Demo startup fail
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield LOW FPS
  • Tomb Raider 5
  • UEFA Champions League 2004 - 2005 Demo LOW FPS
  • Unreal 2 Expanded Multiplayer DEMO internal error
  • Z Steel Soldiers (Demo)
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
  • World of Goo
  • World Of Warcraft LOW FPS
  • Worms Armaggeddon (colors bug on menu pages)
  • XIII internal error
  • Other:
          -ScuumVM dos emulator & old games OK!
          -Nintendo: Nes and SNES OK!
          -Nintendo DS emulator: Not found a valid GPU plugin
          -Nintendo Wii emulator: Dolphin LOW FPS
          -Nintendo 64: Project64 (need a good video plugin to reach best fps) OK!
          -PSX or PSOne emulator (working with ePSX with external software video plugin) OK!
          -PS2 emulator: slow FPS with PCSX2 and GPU plugin
          -PS3 or above FAIL HW limit
          -Xbox Emulator not tested but DXBX and Xeon have really few games compatibility
          -Xbox 360 FAIL HW limit
         -Probably working all EA games of 2002 like F1,NHL,Madden,NBA
         -Mu Online version 0.99c+
         -BlueStacks (plays Android apps) Low FPS check always for new update
         -OnLive (games streaming) Low FPS with 1.5GHz probably better with 1.80GHz
         -Gaikai (games streaming aka on-demand) Not tested
         -Intel AppUp (selected games) Not tested

If you want to share with us a working game write above
Thank you

21 commenti:

  1. Also Mu Online version 0.99c+ @800*600 16bit (others may work)

  2. Not working World Of Warcraft (very low fps with lowest config) and any N64 emulator worked for me at the moment

  3. Master Rallye very playable 1024x768 textures high shadows off.
    Breed B-1 Homecoming Low FPS.

    Iam on Asus eee 1201Ha atom 1.68ghz hyp. threading on.

  4. Call of duty 2 directx 7 all on lowest and 640x480 with new win 7 its about 20fps- quietly playable. Note: new windows means new instalation :D

  5. And Stronghold Crusader fully playable on native res.

  6. Is there any chance that we can make NDS emu's work in our netbooks? I'd like to play pokemon x/y =P

    1. Send me an email with a nds rom game dropbox link. I will download it and test on my device(probably we have to play with video settings).
      Emulators require cpu and gpu power (we don't have it).
      Our device should works with: xbox,playstation,ps2,nes,snes,old emulator..i will try someone and report here

    2. DeSmuME is an open source NDS emu
      Then is easy to find roms. I just only own spanish ones so I think you can test pokemon soul silver/heart gold for example

  7. I have done a quick test @1.33ghz (probably better with oc): in NO$GBA emulator there are lags (80% cpu load)and sound decoding problelms but seems to be a little bit faster and stable than desmume(better sound decoding).
    I saw also that these two emulators have 3d video option: internal decoding, opengl and none(from my little test seems to be better with software decoding).
    For now I suggest you to try the 5 five common emulators for ds and see which has a better support (google: nintendo ds emulator).

  8. Is there a way to play Age of Empires II or Age of Mythology on Windows 7?

    1. Hi, reading from internet is possible but i don't know how are the performance on gma500 so test and report.
      The guide should be this: installat it, right click to age2 exe file properties->win XP compatibility+disable theme, then apply the tip to fix the colors (see on you's simply a batch file)
      Google has all the answers "age of empire 2 win 7"

  9. 1. "Diablo II LOD" runs great in window mode (startup with -w parametr)
    2. "Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri" also runs nice with DirectDraw=0 set in AlphaCentauri.ini

  10. Terraria playable on eee 1201HA 1,52GHz.

  11. Battlefield 1942-Asus 1201Ha- |Procesor1,33 Ghz | Graphic Card GMA 500|2GB RAM|Windows 10 Pro| 15 FPS max :/

  12. Diablo2 available on "Windowed Mode"
    Go to property and add text "-f" to target field.

    1. Diablo2 with Full Screen is just possible (No DirextX error)
      Set Compatibility = Windows XP Service Pack 2
      But very slow :(