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Good games for Windows tablets - 7/21/2017 7:25:45 PM   
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This has been discussed before, but let's start from clean plate. I ask you to first mention game title, then your experiences with it on the tablet. Also some details about your tablet please.

Asus Transformer Book T100TAM
Windows 8.1
Atom 1,46 GHZ
10" 1366x768
Attachable/detachable keyboard with touchpad

Panzer Corps
I have played this only a bit, but it works well enough. First touch on a screen moves mouse cursor onto location, second touch is a 'click'. So we can see expected result of an attack before attacking.

MegaMek
Game works well most of the time. Minimap works well for scrolling the map around. But care must be taken when plotting movement path: it is frustratingly easy to make missteps. Hot seat works within game's limits: 2 instances of the game (start the game twice) are required to run for 2-player game. Then it is just handing the tablet over across the table to next player. Much of the typing, if necessary, can be done with with Windows' virtual (touchscreen) keyboard, and its backspace key can be used to reduce movement path. I would love to have Esc key on it for complete clearance though. I can recommend this game (on touchscreen tablet) for small scale (up to 4v4 units) scenarios.

Battle for Wesnoth
On last Christmas I used tablet to show this game to my little sister. Touchscreen works mostly fine for the game, and I don't recall having any significant problems with it. Can't have right-click menu though, but game's UI has menu button with equivalent commands behind of it. I can highly recommended this game for touchscreen tablet.

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/21/2017 7:45:41 PM   
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Sticking to just war games.

I will give a nod in favour of Joni Nuutinen (likely spelled wrong), and his titles.

Small General is something we all should have. Perfect for when you need to kill under 30 minutes and want it to be playing a simple war game.

The only downside of Tiller's games, is they're his usual interfaces, and on a tablet, well it's a small screen eh.

Hexwar's Russian Front was good enough I grabbed it.

But in the end, I eventually calmed down once the thrill of tablets faded. The tablet is a small screen option and yer eyes might just like it the way a 20something might.

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/21/2017 8:11:24 PM   
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Small General is something we all should have. Perfect for when you need to kill under 30 minutes and want it to be playing a simple war game.

Is it available for Windows? Or are there ways to get it to run on Windows?

Let's keep iOS and Android games out of this thread. Those are optimized for small touchscreens anyway. Instead I want to know what Windows PC games work well on tablets & touchscreens.

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/25/2017 3:03:53 AM   
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Well you didn't specify Windows environment :)

I have an HP slate that runs Panzer Corps and Battle Academy well enough. Running Windows 8.1

I can't imagine needing better games than those two. A good tactical and a good operational.

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/25/2017 4:07:15 AM   
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Anyone has window surface pro 3 or 4, I am thinking to get one, how is it performing with Matrix games, lets say Pike & Shot.

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/25/2017 9:15:00 AM   
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Anyone has window surface pro 3 or 4, I am thinking to get one, how is it performing with Matrix games, lets say Pike & Shot.

You should have no problems with performance.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=77895

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/25/2017 12:52:57 PM   
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Anyone has window surface pro 3 or 4, I am thinking to get one, how is it performing with Matrix games, lets say Pike & Shot.

You should have no problems with performance.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=77895


Thanks VPaulus, what about the sensitivity and accuracy of the touch.

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/25/2017 2:13:37 PM   
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Well, the hardware is good, the screen is good quality... sensitivity and accuracy seems to be OK. My issue is with the OS... Windows is a not pure touch system.
I've heard that it can be better if you use a pen. I bought one, but I don't use it a lot.
For me, desktops (not laptops), are the only decent way to play a game. I'm old fashioned , I guess.

I use it more as a working tool and also to check the web when I'm outdoors or in the couch.
When I come to our Epsom office, I always carry it with me, and it works exactly like a laptop and bring all the stuff I need to work.
It's a powerful and a good working system.

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/25/2017 2:39:45 PM   
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Well you didn't specify Windows environment :)

Yes I did. You just overlooked it. I type it again with highlights:
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Good games for Windows tablets


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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/25/2017 3:19:59 PM   
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Yes I did. You just overlooked it. I type it again with highlights:
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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/26/2017 11:18:39 PM   
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Hi, anyone using Macbook here? Can you recommend any interesting game on iOS?

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RE: Good games for Windows tablets - 7/27/2017 4:05:03 PM   
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Hi, anyone using Macbook here? Can you recommend any interesting game on iOS?

Here you go

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