Originally Posted by Dunny
I recently put Icaros on my older laptop (Core i5 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, IntelHD Gfx) but it couldn't run it at all well - stuck at 1024x768 resolution, no matter what I tried to get it to run at 1366x768 native. And it crashed. A lot.
Might give Broadway a try, but I'm not convinced that it will be any different.
Yep, that sounds mostly like the hardware isn't supported. Age isn't so much of a factor here as finding compatible hardware - once you do, it will be far faster than anything else running on that same hardware. The single biggest difference is getting a supported graphics card, without which you're stuck with VESA display modes which are common to all cards, but are slow and offer limited resolutions and colours. This is most likely your issue...