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How to play Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Half-Life 2 and more titles on a Chromebook

AMD will have a processor for these devices, which will allow them to run Steam video games

A gaming laptop is usually synonymous with robustness, with being a wide and heavy device that needs these features to work properly. That is why thin PCs seemed destined to have no space in this market due to their conditions, but Google and AMD they are presenting a solution.

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The chrome book of the company will receive the series of processors Ryzen 5000 C-Series, to run games that are in Steam in your native configuration, like Portal 2, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Half-Life 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Sid Meier’s Civilization V, Left 4 Dead 2among others.

Conditions to enjoy the games

The characteristics of a chrome book They are not 100% designed for video games, that is why there are different options to take into account when installing the games and choosing the right computer to enjoy them without affecting the device.

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So AMD and Google rated laptops running Ryzen 7 5825C and Ryzen 5 5625C processors and at least 8GB of RAM as gaming-grade. These types of devices will allow games to run at 60 FPS, with good graphics quality and battery performance.

AMD will have a processor for these devices, which will allow them to run Steam video games
AMD will have a processor for these devices, which will allow them to run Steam video games

Gaming on Chromebook

For install Steam In this type of computers, the process is different from that of other devices, so it is recommended to make a backup copy of the relevant data when entering the Dev channel. Then, follow these steps:

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1. In the chrome book supported, switch to the Dev channel. This channel is for features that are still a work in progress, such as the beta version of Steam on Chromebooks.

2. After upgrading, go to chrome://flags. Set both #borealis-enabled and #exo-pointer-lock to Enabled.

3. After reboot, open a crosh terminal with ctrl+alt+t.

4. Write “insert_coin” and press enter.

5. Follow the setup flow to install Steam.

6. Sign in to Steam and install the games

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AMD will have a processor for these devices, which will allow them to run Steam video games
AMD will have a processor for these devices, which will allow them to run Steam video games

Not all games are fully prepared to deliver an optimal experience, so both parties say they are working to “support as many as possible.”

For now, the list of compatible titles includes those already mentioned and more than 50 additional ones such as DARK SOULS, DOOM, Hollow Knight, Tunic, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Tomb Raider, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

The importance of FPS in video games

This is an acronym in English that means Frames Per Second, in Spanish: frames per second. This is a figure that is also part of the language of other formats such as video and is usually measured on scales of 24, 30, 60 and 120, until now.

The extent of this measure depends on two factors. On the one hand, the characteristics of the console and the specifications of the computer. But also of the limitations that the game developer puts to establish the range in which the game runs, this with the aim of delivering the most stable experience to the player, because the more FPS the higher the demand.

In any case, the higher the measurement, that will translate into greater fluidity, which gives the player a better ability to react to what happens on the screen and image stability.

In most cases the highest amounts of FPS are used for games like shooters or cars, where there is a much more dynamic movement of the image and that precision is needed. So in a card or turn-based game it is not usually necessary to have all this capacity.

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