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Can EVE launch on a Windows 8 Tablet atm?

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DSpite Culhach
#1 - 2013-05-06 13:08:31 UTC
Right now the general tablets (non Surface, that;s a Quad) use Dual core 1.6-1.8 GHz processors and mixed GPU's.

I have ZERO general expectations as far as "running the whole game" but was curious if they would let the game boot at all and at least allow changing skills, doing very basic station related stuff, heck, allowing an ALT to call up market info in another system , that sorta thing.

Eventually most tablets will I guess, it's just that I just passed a mid level Android tablet to a friend to use, and if I end up getting a new replacement I wanted to get it to do more then the previous one.

Thanks for any reply.

I apparently have no idea what I'm doing.

Lysanthir Tylvari
Doomheim
#2 - 2013-05-06 13:10:29 UTC
The only way I've seen it done is by using an application to remotely login to your computer, running EVE on the PC but using the Tablet as your input device.
Zxays
uncooperative freight company
#3 - 2013-05-06 13:12:51 UTC
EVE runs just fine on a surface pro. But with windows RT (as with iOS and android) you are limited to use apps like splashtop to remote control a computer.
Patrick Strontium
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2013-05-06 13:17:09 UTC
DSpite Culhach wrote:
Right now the general tablets (non Surface, that;s a Quad) use Dual core 1.6-1.8 GHz processors and mixed GPU's.

I have ZERO general expectations as far as "running the whole game" but was curious if they would let the game boot at all and at least allow changing skills, doing very basic station related stuff, heck, allowing an ALT to call up market info in another system , that sorta thing.

Eventually most tablets will I guess, it's just that I just passed a mid level Android tablet to a friend to use, and if I end up getting a new replacement I wanted to get it to do more then the previous one.

Thanks for any reply.



Not a tablet, but there's a 20" touchscreen AIO from Sony that looks capable, as its stand can be folded and used on your lap. I was hunting for something that could possibly run full Total War games but right now the capability and cost of some of these machines look prohibitive. Best part of a thousand bah. Some I looked at still used hard drives instead of SSD, disappointing at that price point.
Vherana
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2013-05-06 13:18:03 UTC
If you buy a tablet which is capable of running the real Windows 8 (not the RT version) you may start EVE on it (depending how good the graphics hardware and the drivers are...).
EarthWitch
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#6 - 2013-05-06 13:28:04 UTC
i think what you are looking for is a laptop.

get one of the new touchscreen convertable laptops

i have one and it runs eve just fine


heres the one i have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230700

its only 11 inches tho but hey portable eve while on the bus anywhere i go. ******* win

however the UI is terrible for touch screen spreadsheets are no bueno so hopefully the radial menu helps some
Linkea
Doomheim
#7 - 2013-05-06 13:29:36 UTC
As someone else said the Surface Pro will run it, however the pen does not function well with it, and it is kinda a pain to use the menus on the Pro. However, there is also the Razor Edge gaming tablet which should run it as well since it is more geared for gaming on a Win 8 Tablet.

Axel Kurki
Aseyakone
#8 - 2013-05-06 13:51:58 UTC
I used to do skill changes etc. on a "netbook". (Doesn't work any more, too heavy.) So, the tablets with more muscle under the hood should work fine, at least on low graphics settings. On lower-end tablets, there may be several issues, including cache disk usage (though the rewriteability of solid-state mass memory has become a lot better), and of course, at least on my desktop, EVE tends to take quite a bit of disk space, so you need to have enough and/or keep wiping unnecessary stored files.

Typing will probably be an issue, as may be mouse usage (EVE using a lot of the right-click). Both are of course fixable with bluetooth peripherals, but then again, that setup is approaching fast a full-blown laptop computer.
Daggaroth
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Goonswarm Federation
#9 - 2013-05-06 14:00:38 UTC
I can run eve on a Samsung Slate

Specs here:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Series-XE700T1A-A02US-11-6-Inch-Premium/dp/B006KYY1AU/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367848586&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+slate+tablet




I can't really get it to run on max settings but that is not really surprising for a tablet. I get about 20 -25 FPS outside of Jita station on it running on medium graphics settings. 30 - 40 on low settings outside jita station. it was actually very surprising that I could play on it, as in actually play and not login simply to change skills.

The Slate I would quality it as a higher end tablet, mostly due to its price tag but if you have the opportunity to get your hands on one, its a great tablet.
natzu Onzo
Old American Syndicate
Optimistic Wasteland
#10 - 2013-05-06 14:16:25 UTC
i have a Iconia w700

specs:
i3 1,4 Ghz
HD3000 grafic card
4GB ram
full windows 8

i got no problem starting it. but the bottoms in eve is so freaking small!!
running it with all on low, since the model i have i det worst of those models.
in stations i have no problems, but in space i got bit of a lag. jita to much lag.
normale space travel and market deals i can do on it. fleet fights no way.
Lenda Shinhwa
Bad Touches
#11 - 2013-05-06 17:09:14 UTC
Linkea wrote:
As someone else said the Surface Pro will run it, however the pen does not function well with it, and it is kinda a pain to use the menus on the Pro. However, there is also the Razor Edge gaming tablet which should run it as well since it is more geared for gaming on a Win 8 Tablet.



I just got the Razer Edge. It can run Eve, even looks pretty. But I can barely get anything to work since you have to touch-click almost everything in Eve. Still have a few days, but I'll probably send it back if I can't work that out. Thinking maybe a stylus might make it work better.
Adam Junior
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2013-05-06 17:18:45 UTC
if it's x86 yeah (so the processor is an intel or AMD whatever)

if it's ARM (windows RT) no (cheaper / smaller tablets)
Cyprus Black
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#13 - 2013-05-06 18:03:08 UTC
Can anything launch on Windows 8?

lol

Summary of EvEs last four expansions: http://imgur.com/ZL5SM33

Drachiel
Mercury LLC
#14 - 2013-05-09 10:03:39 UTC
Surface Pro can run EVE, not sure about others.
Princess Saskia
Hyperfleet Industries
xXPlease Pandemic Citizens Reloaded Alliance.Xx
#15 - 2013-05-09 10:30:11 UTC
Probably

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