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GOOFYFREEK
06-25-2005, 07:41 AM
Ok I am new to VMK just started this week. But the Pirates adventure and Fireworks I just cant seem to play. Guess its due to the laptop. Anyone have any advice for playing them on laptops?

Also how long does it take to get your name registed? As I say its been a week and I still show up with guest #. :confused3

aengus
06-25-2005, 08:30 AM
I use a mouse on my laptop so the games are easier.

magicmouse2
06-25-2005, 10:36 AM
Sorry have TOTR laptp. no probs.. its down to internet connection ::MickeyMo

Momma Rabbit
06-25-2005, 10:36 AM
Sometimes I'm forced to play VMK on my husbands laptop :guilty: it's slow and I can't play any games. I got the worst score ever at fireworks, so for Father's day I bought my hubby more RAM for his computer :rotfl: . I know I'm so selfish but if I gotta play on that laptop I need more RAM.

Astryd
06-25-2005, 01:08 PM
Sometimes I'm forced to play VMK on my husbands laptop :guilty: it's slow and I can't play any games. I got the worst score ever at fireworks, so for Father's day I bought my hubby more RAM for his computer :rotfl: . I know I'm so selfish but if I gotta play on that laptop I need more RAM.


LOL :rotfl:

Major.Nelson
11-01-2005, 09:16 AM
Actually im playing on a lap top right now LOL but the game does seem to always crash on pirates and i never get on Fireworks fireworks are just a waist of gun powder! P.S. i would get on the regular computer but when ever it gets turned off it always needs some memory chips to be jiggled before its turned on again and yesterday the power went out FOR NO REASON and we were forced to turn off the computer in order not to waist power backup and the power just went out a couple of hours ago too but that was only for about 25 minutes. and so here i am complaining about my computers too :badpc: and all because i hit the computer with a hammer doesnt mean it should do that! just kidding

Califgirl
11-01-2005, 09:33 AM
I play on a lap top too. I couldn't play any of the games until my DH finally took pity on me and bought me a mouse. Now he regrets it, but my game playing has improved dramatically. Still no fireworks pin and I can still manage to sink myself before I get out of port in Pirates, but all in all VMK is a lot more fun with a mouse. :)
Of course this laptop really messes up my typing and I am always getting those red flashing words due to typos. Sorry if it takes me a long to to have a conversation, but now you know why. ;)

VirtuallyMe
11-01-2005, 09:48 AM
I play on lap top too- but am terrible at games-

The fireworks game really needs a mouse and it helps for the jungle cruise too

Although I don't play pirates because it gets frustrating to play- lol- my husband will on lap top also and doesn't use the mouse but the touch pad.

The other thing- is positioning- dh's fireworks scores improve if he is in more sturdy location (lap top not on lap but table top)

And I have an infrared mouse that I like but dh hates it... so I guess it is "to each his/her own" there...

Good luck- oh- and my old lap top- it was a waste to play any games- I've just had my new lap top a week or so- and it is wonderful in comparison- the amount of RAM really does make a difference- and also don't run a lot in the back ground if you can help it if you are short on RAM

Arielfn93
11-01-2005, 09:50 AM
I have a lab top, I cant play Fireworks at all, but Pirates game works fine.

Adventuredaz
11-01-2005, 09:56 AM
Yes I sometimes play from a laptop. I was forced to do so for a month while out of town on business and will have to again in a week. It ussually isn't as good as a desktop but I have learned to adapt my gaming to compensate for the speed difference. It just takes a few games to re-adjust. My Laptop happens to play better than the desktop at work so that helps. Two things are important The best possible connection and a mouse. If the equipment doesn't have a wire than it better have good batteries and be quality or you will have a lot of hesitation and jumping.

aeryn
11-01-2005, 10:17 AM
I play pretty much exclusively on a laptop. I'm terrible at most of the games, tho' I'm getting better at the Blaster one. Most of them I have to "cross hands" in order to steer properly so that makes it a challenge. I have zero issues crashing boats and that's my main form of 'game playing' :)

I think a mouse would probably help, but since I sit on the couch and play, there's no where for my mouse to go.

Iris
11-01-2005, 10:26 AM
I only play on my laptop since my home computer does not have the adequate processor speed to play the game.

A lot will depend on the upgrades on your laptop. I have no trouble playing the game at all but I do use a mouse. I have an very fast processor speed for the laptop plus all the newest gaming cards. I think this helps. I am on a DSL at work and on cable at home and see no difference between the two when playing VMK.

There are advantages to using a laptop~like when I was waiting in line behind 703 ppl for the spin game, I was sitting and watching TV with the laptop with me. At least my time was occupied. LOL

surferrat
11-01-2005, 11:04 AM
I play on a laptop also and everthing works great!...

shirt
11-01-2005, 12:56 PM
i have both my lap tops set up side by side so i can be on my main and a mule at the same time. usually i am just chilling with my main, and nedding with my mule. all is well with the games on both lap tops. but i have never tried it on a reg pc. no problems here tho.

redbaybound
11-01-2005, 01:07 PM
I play on a laptop. After months of trying to win fireworks I was told by CherryGodmother to by a mouse that was NOT wireless and try playing witht that. It still took me another month to win but I finally did it. I have always stunk at pirates so not even the mouse helped me there :rotfl:

MickeysBuddy
11-01-2005, 01:11 PM
I play pretty much exclusively on a laptop. Same here.
Most of them I have to "cross hands" in order to steer properly so that makes it a challenge. I have zero issues crashing boats and that's my main form of 'game playing' :)

I think a mouse would probably help, but since I sit on the couch and play, there's no where for my mouse to go.I have a USB Wireless Mouse. It works awesome on the arm of the sofa for pirates and such. Although if I am really trying to win in foreworks the desktop works best. I have to turn my keyboard for optimum finger placement over the arrow keys.

Pixiebell
11-01-2005, 05:11 PM
I play on a laptop. After months of trying to win fireworks I was told by CherryGodmother to by a mouse that was NOT wireless and try playing witht that. It still took me another month to win but I finally did it. I have always stunk at pirates so not even the mouse helped me there :rotfl:

Exact same thing, redbaybound.
Have desktop and laptop, both with wireless mouse. Stunk at fireworks on both. DH bought a wire mouse for the laptop, and I am having a bad day if I get less than 240k on fireworks now (now just have to buy more RAM!)