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Offline Anguille

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Just ordered an Iconia W3 (running windows 8 ) to have a highly mobile device for windows games. Considering the shrinking time i have for gaming with 3 kids, i was looking for something that i can fire up fast.

Before i try and install too many games, i am wondering if you guys know classic games (GOG etc) that run well with touchscreen. I think that Birth of the Federation runs ok and will try that but would like to hear more (i think that the W3 isn't powerful enough for CIV V that does have a touchscreen option but i may try it with low resolution). What about CIV 3, Port Royal, Caesar III or Unity of Command? Thanks.

It's got a:  Display size/resolution   8.1-inch, 1,280x800 touch screen
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Re: Games running well with touchscreen on an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 07:41:05 AM »
I run a lot of classic games on my surface pro 3. I have Star Wars rebellion, master of Orion 3 and civ3 all running fine.
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Re: Games running well with touchscreen on an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 08:59:04 AM »
Thanks. But do you play them just with the screen or with a mouse/trackpad? I am really looking for games that i can play with just the touchscreen.

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Re: Games running well with touchscreen on an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 09:08:02 AM »
The biggest problem I have with many older Windows programs and games on a Win8.1/Win10 touchscreen is that many of the drop down menus and groups of close-set clickable points are too small for my finger, casing me to hit the wrong item. I find that a stylus is a must for those programs.
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Re: Games running well with touchscreen on an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 12:04:39 PM »
Thanks. But do you play them just with the screen or with a mouse/trackpad? I am really looking for games that i can play with just the touchscreen.

Most games i use a combination of touchscreen and trackpad and keyboard.
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Re: Games running well with touchscreen on an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 01:29:50 AM »
I didn't get the Windows tablet i wanted (second-hand) because it had a defect. So i got an Acer Iconia W510 (10 inch) with 64GB which is a tab bigger but nice enough for the go.

Going make a new thread for Windows games using only touch (as for tablet).

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Re: Games running well with touchscreen on an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 05:41:51 PM »
I need to reconsider tablet gaming