Hearthstone on Chromebook
Hearthstone is a very popular game which I coincidentally don’t play. However, I do spend quite a lot of time on my Chromebook and love seeing how far I can push its compatibility with software. Naturally, the idea of running Hearthstone on Chromebook appealed to me. After all, Counter Strike, TeamFortress and PlayStation 2 games work, so I don’t see why Hearthstone wouldn’t.
If you haven’t guessed already, we are going to be using Linux to make this work.
League on Chromebook
I have received many requests to do a video of League on Chromebook. Well, it shouldn’t be too surprising that it works. All it takes is running Windows on your Chromebook. The biggest limitation that I face was the insufficient hard drive space on my Chromebook (Acer C720). To solve that issue, I installed League to a flash drive. Of course, this had a negative effect on the game’s load time.
Mac OS on Chromebook
Do you ever come across some crazy ideas? Well, this is certainly one of them. Running Mac OS on Chromebook is a lot easier than you think. Now keep in mind, you aren’t going to be able to do anything intensive on this. This is more a proof concept (like a lot of things that I do) and something just to admire.
To do this, we are going to be doing some very convoluted emulation.
Remix OS on Chromebook
It seems like everyone has been talking about Remix OS lately. If you aren’t up to date, Remix OS is another implementation of the Android x86 poject. The goal of the project is to get Android running on desktops.
In the video above, I took a brief look at the state of Remix OS. The tl;dr is that it’s well designed and offers a nice stylish edge over the normal stock Android UI.
Install Kodi on Chromebook
Kodi (formely Xbmc) has become a popular in-home media platform. Luckily, getting it on your Chromebook is not much of a challenge. However, you will need to make sure that you have Linux installed on your Chromebook first. Here’s a short video on how to install Kodi on Chromebook.
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi
Stream Steam Games Chromebook
Hopefully it is clear by now that Chromebooks are not meant for gaming of any type. However, that hasn’t stopped many of you from accomplishing things like playing CS:GO on your Chromebook or PS2 Games. However, games like CS:GO and TF2 will work on almost any piece of hardware, but something like Fallout 4 won’t.
If you’re still determined to game from your Chromebook, you can do so via streaming.
How to install Chrome OS on PC
I recently came to the realization that Chrome OS is in some ways a perfect operating system. No, I swear I’m not taking any hallucinogens. Here is a scenario that really opened my mind. I have an aunt who uses a basic low spec PC running Windows XP. All she does is check her email and check Facebook once per day, and that’s it. Unfortunately, her PC barely meets the requirements to run Windows XP effectively and is constantly cluttered from maleware, Trojans, etc.
Run Minecraft Server on Chromebook
So do you have a Chromebook sitting around that you have absolutely no idea what to do with? Well, if you or your buddies are minecraft junkies, then why not consider turning your Chromebook into a Minecraft server. It runs slightly faster than using your Android phone as a minecraft server, and offers a playable speed(though it can lag occasionally).
Now before you do this, you need to make sure that you have Ubuntu Installed on your Chromebook.
Play Runescape on Chromebook
Back in fourth grade, I used to spend hours playing Runescape. At the time, I thought it was the most exciting and adventurous game out there. However, it’s been about nine years since I have last played the game, so I am very behind on the latest additions and enhancements. In any case, if you are an active player, you will be happy to know that you can play this on your Chromebook.
How to Play PS2 Games on Chromebook
I always said to never underestimate the power of Chromebooks, and here is another reason not to. You can play play PlayStation 2 Games on your Chromebook. In order to do this, you will need to have Linux** installed on your Chromebook. **We are going to use the popular PCSX2 emulator for Linux. So it’s also important that you have an Intel powered chromebook.
Now, one word of advice.