02-06-2012 01:43 PM
I brought a Playbook over the weekend & I'm pleased with it apart from one thing.
Once I load a game from facebook, it then shuts the browse down after about a minute, it seams I can get so far before it shuts down
Can someone help or explain what I'm doing wrong ??
02-06-2012 03:10 PM
I believe the answer is not going to be a good one for you.
The reaosn these games are causing issues is due to Flash. Adobe Flash based games (CityVille, FarmVille, etc) actually take a large amount of processing power from a standard laptop or desktop.
As an example, when I play Indian Jones Adventure Wolrd on my desktop, the Flash plugin uses 500MB RAM and 23% of my CPU. This is on a modern, Quad-Core system!
Now think of the PlayBook. Much much less power than what I am using.
More or less, this is the whole "downside to flash on a tablet" argument. It may work for embedded video players or simple flash websites.... but Flash based games are pigs, and sadly will most likely never run on a tablet.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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02-06-2012 03:17 PM
when i played mafia wars, it had a memory leak and would use up my whole 6 gig of ram.
there are quite a few of these issues with facebook games posted all over the internet
02-06-2012 03:51 PM
02-06-2012 04:10 PM
Just going from my experience. Using FaceBook in the web browser (the actuall PlayBook app doesn't support games at all)
I've had more than one flash based game crash the web browser.
I'm in IT and deal with technology on a daily basis, so my thoughts and feelings are from real world experience and knwoledge of the technology.
If you can get it to work, even better!
11-14-2012 09:35 PM
I play games on Facebook but not the big games just Doubledown Casino, Luckygem casino, Caesars Casino, Zynga Slingo and Bingo Blitz. Some games are slower then on a PC but I have fun with.