Angry Birds is now available via Intel AppUp Center for Windows XP, Windows 7, and Moblin (mobile Linux) based netbooks, laptops, and PCs (note, it’s not really meant for PCs, but you can run it — I am just fine).
It’s out on the Mac now as well!
The cost will be $9.99/£5.99/€7.99, but for a limited time it is $4.99.
If you meet the above qualifications here is what you need to do to get started:
- Download the Intel AppUp application here (top right).
- Install and open the app.
- Search for Angry Birds.
- Click, “Buy App” (I had to do this several times to get it to work).
- You now have to sign in or create an account.
- Once you have an account click “Buy App” again and agree to the charge (note, you haven’t entered your credit card info yet).
- After you agree the payment screen will come up. If you don’t already have a credit card stored click the link at the top. That will open a browser where you can enter a credit card.
- After you submit your CC info you’ll see a “Thank You” screen, which you can close
- You now have to click, “Buy App” again and “Confirm” your purchase.
- Now Angry Birds should begin downloading.
- Once it’s done downloading an installer will automatically launch and install Angry Birds.
- You can now “Launch” Angry Birds from within AppUp or look for an icon on your desktop!
A few other things you should consider:
- Once you finally get Angry Birds installed it looks and plays very well — at least it does on my Windows 7 PC. It’s sweet to see it running on my 1680 x 1050 monitor! That said, it would be cool if there were a way to run it in a window, as opposed to running fullscreen 100% of the time. Also, I’m
not quite surehow to zoom out to see the whole level, but that’s okay for now (thanks to Brandon who pointed out that you can use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out).
- Per the AppUp Center FAQ you don’t have to have an Intel Atom based processor to install AppUp.
- My initial experience with AppUp was cumbersome: long loading times (this could be caused by the heavy load AB is causing on the servers), lots of steps to purchase the app, and multiple clicks to get stuff to load. If I didn’t run this site I would have gave up. I hope others have a better experience.
- As far as I can tell there is no logout option within AppUp. I had a hard time logging in, so I actually had to email AppUp support to get my account working so I could login.
If you need help with the controls check out our guide to controlling Angry Birds with a keyboard and mouse.