Fallout 2 runs flawlessly on the Aspire One
So I received my black Aspire One two days ago, charged it up and got everything configured the way I want it.
One of the first things I did was head over to the Good Old Games website and buy Fallout 2 for a mere $5.99, what a price, they even give you a bunch nifty extras such as pipboy avatars, "the fallout bible", etc. with your purchase. They also have a useful downloader app to track your game downloads [shown below]
My Acer Aspire One desktop
The startup menu.
Arroyo temple trial.
Trial complete, I'm hanging out in …
The download was quick via the Aspire One's wifi G connection, the install was swift and the game play was extremely smooth, as it should be.. after all it is 10 years old. I even snapped a few screen shots of the game running on the Aspire One.
I had almost forgotten how awesome this game was. OK, no I didn't, I play Fallout 3 on my primary desktop, and although it is awesome in it's own right, it doesn't have the same feel at all. And yes, there's definitely an "Oblivion with guns" taste to it, in my opinion.
I played for about 1.5 hours and it appears to have had only a nominal effect on my battery life, I still managed a little over 5 hours during this period, though that's certainly not scientific testing there.