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Windows The best game for the worst spec

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by shoxicwaste, 20 Jul 2010.

  1. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    Hi,

    whilst I eagerly await all my new hardware i have nothing do... Im on a celron 2.8ghz computer with less than a gig of ram!

    Please help me defeat boredom and tell me some games i can play to keep me amused!

    Thanks

    Maxii
     
  2. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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    the sims 1
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Minesweeper is always good a game.

    Ok seriously, you have:
    - Flash web games
    - SimCity 3000
    - StarCraft 1
    - WarCraft 1, 2.. maybe 3
    - Worms Armageddon (amazing multi-player game... I still actually play it with my brothers!)
    - The Sims
    - Need For Speed 1, 2, 3, (maybe 4 depending if you have a dedicated GPU or integrated)

    Of course you can always play games on your gaming console.
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Hell no!

    Dungeon keeper 2!
     
  5. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    diablo II make sure you get the expansion pack!!!

    age of empires II

    comand and conquer series specifically renagade and red alert II

    need for speed road challenge

    maybe GTA 3 will that work or is that pushing it to much? but you still have GTA 1 and 2

    perhaps halo 1
     
  6. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Minimodder

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    Any C&C game before Generals, especially Red Alert 2 :D
    NFS 4 will work on integrated graphics, managed to get it working smoothly on a bog standard netbook! Might even get Hot Pursuit 2 and Porsche Unleashed working...
    Black & White
    World of Goo
    Unreal Tournament 2004 (depends on graphics, may struggle)
    Unreal Tournament (Original; will run on pretty much anything, netbook did)
    Counter Strike 1.6
    Counter Strike: Source (Possibly if you stick to basic texture maps, though after the recent update you may have problems)
    Civilisation 3
    Chris Sawyer's Locomotion :D
     
  7. robots

    robots What's a Dremel?

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    nibbles.bas
     
  8. Loafers

    Loafers What's a Dremel?

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    Robot Unicorn Attack
     
  9. Pieface

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    Lemmings.
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Fallout 2
     
  11. yatesy

    yatesy What's a Dremel?

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    Max Payne
     
  12. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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  13. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    system shock 2
     
  14. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Actually generals will run as well, my housemate used to play it on his really slow laptop.
     
  15. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    yes but generals isnt awesome, it is merely good :)
     
  16. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Deus Ex
    No One Lives Forever
     
  17. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    No mention of gfx card so half the above won't run if it's an onboard GMA950 or whatever.
     
  18. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Eeh, I can't speak for the others, but I have NOLF, Deus Ex and OpenTTD running on an MSI Wind (Advent 4211) with its underclocked version of the GMA950.
     
  19. robots

    robots What's a Dremel?

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    There's also DosBox which then opens up about two decades worth of great games to you.
     
  20. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Minimodder

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    I can vouch for this, I've got an MSI Wind too. One thing to bear in mind though is the resolution they're being played at. 1024x600 isn't very high though desktop components vs. mobile components should make up for this shortfall.
    You can add Quake 3 to the growing list as well.
     

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