I have just purchased a Lenovo Ideapad S10e netbook for some extra mobility. Unfortunately, I had no idea that the S10e netbook from Lenovo only supports a resolution of 1024×576 (unlike the regular Ideapad S10 which runs in 1024×600). This means, in other words, that playing games might be a tough call. However, I have created a list of games you can run on your Ideapad S10e netbook plus some tips on running games on Lenovo’s netbook.
First of all, it’s worth mentioning that basically every game that runs in a 640×480 resolution (aka VERY old games) can be run on a Lenovo Ideapad S10e netbook. These games, however, are generally old DOS games that you might no longer have. Fortunately, with the help of a small program called DosBox and a visit to an abandonware website (a site where old games that are no longer available for purchase can be downloaded for free) you might get about a ton of such games and play them. They won’t look as good as Crysis, but the S10e ain’t a super gaming rig either!
However, except for the oldies, there are still some more recent games that can run on Indeapad S10e netbooks flawlessly or at least acceptable. Here is a list of games that can be played on a IdeaPad S10e:
1. Operation Flashpoint
2. Fallout 1 & 2
3. Beyond Good & Evil
4. Red Alert 1
5. Red Alert 2 (and Yuri’s Revenge)
6. Unreal Tournament 99
7. Killing Floor
9. Plants vs Zombies
10. Old Delta Force titles
11. Command & Conquer Renegade
12. Hitman 47
15.World of Goo
16. Call of Duty
17. Heroes of Might and Magic III
18. Heores of Might and Magic IV
18. Icewind Dale
17. World of Warcraft also runs acceptable
Handy tip for playing games on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e: even some of the games mentioned in the list above (like HoMM III for example) won’t run in the native resolution of 1025×576 (if you have the regular S10, you won’t have these problems) and you will have to adjust some settings for your display:
Set the resolution to 800×600. In order to do so, right click on your desktop and select Properties. Under the Settings tab hit the “Advanced” button. In the new window, click on the Monitor tab and uncheck the “Hide modes that this monitor can’t display” option. Click OK and adjust the resolution to 800×600.
PLEASE NOTE: in order to return to the 1024×576 resolution, you will have to re-check again the “Hide modes that this monitor can’t display” option. Also, while in the 800×600 resolution, you will have to do a little scrolling up and down to see the entire screen. Not a real biggie, though since otherwise you won’t be able to run some of these games (like Heroes of Might and Magic III)!
And here you are! Some tips on how to play games on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e and what games to play there. I do believe that the list of games that can be played is bigger, so if you tried and were able to play other title, please share them with the other Lenovo S10e owners in the comments below!