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Offline Arachoid

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Low Specification Games?
« on: February 29, 2008, 06:37:08 pm »
When I got a laptop for Christmas, I was all, "HOT DAWG! IMA GET ME SOMES GAMEZ!"

But my plans were foiled by a 1.9 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 processor and 1GB of RAM (though I do plan to upgrade to 4GB of RAM soon).

Sure I can run Civilization IV, Half-Life 2, and Dawn of War (at full quality, no less), but even the likes of Audiosurf can bring my system to its knees.

So I really can't find any good games to play now. My memory of PC games from '04-'05-'06 is kinda bleary; back then I could barely use a computer, so playing games on one didn't really appeal to me. But now I've seen the light. My enthusiasm is crippled, however, by an inability to find games.

What games from that era would you suggest? I'm really jonesing for an RPG, but I play pretty much everything; FPS, RTS, MMO, any acronym you can think of (within reason, smart asses).

Is there anywhere you can point me that would provide me with a list of games sorted by specifications? I'm really new to the PC gaming scene, and my hardware has only heightened the handicap I face migrating from consoles (except my 360; that thing'll go into my grave).


I say NO! to all limits.
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 08:11:30 pm »
Hm... i still find WC3 enjoyable to this day....
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 09:43:13 pm »
Well Medieval 2 might run on your computer but the transition between turns might take a while. Other than that it should work like a charm.
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 11:21:44 pm »
When in doubt and tight on system resources, there's always fallout.

You could also try UT2004, Kotor, or mabey fable.
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 11:33:20 pm »
I gotses Fable, pal. It works, but the people have, like, fish eyes 'cuz I had to turn everything down. I imagine it came from me disabling vertical sync, but I dunno.
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008, 12:19:54 am »
The Football manger games?

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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 07:11:52 am »
Oh, that's right, cry because you only have twice as much RAM as /lurk does. With the RAM you've got, you can play anything that isn't a completely unoptimised console port. Just avoid those and you'll be fine.
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 10:48:08 am »
Well Medieval 2 might run on your computer but the transition between turns might take a while. Other than that it should work like a charm.

Battles may look like a slideshow though....

I think that this will work on all your computers, and it is awsome. BLOATY HEAD SYNDROME FTW!

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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 12:38:54 pm »
Oh, that's right, cry because you only have twice as much RAM as /lurk does. With the RAM you've got, you can play anything that isn't a completely unoptimised console port. Just avoid those and you'll be fine.

Oh that's right, cry because you have an outdated machine. While your at it, shed a tear because Bill Gates is richer than you are.

Who said I was crying over the RAM? I mean sure, since I'm running Vista most games bump 1GB up to the bare minimum, but who cares? My 1.9 GHz processor can fill the gap, right? Well considering the majority of newer games require around 2.2, it doesn't look like that's a possibility either.

Maybe I'll just be content with moderately older games, like Dawn of War.

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How do you suggest I get Crysis to run on my laptop? It isn't a console port.
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 05:46:52 pm »
Try Myst. The first one. They have a new version of the original that will run on NT systems. =P There's some minimal system requirements for ya. And it's completely role-playing!

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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2008, 05:51:01 pm »
yes myst is a good idea

also if you can run half life 2 get the orange box...youl have months of fun

and try to get into dwarven fortress >_>

oh! and that new battlefield heroes that is coming is also really low speced

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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2008, 07:04:59 am »
Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War (and dark Crusade if you like Dawn of War). Works on Vista, as I have played it on this comp, not sure if your comp can run it though.

Jagged Alliance 2 (turn based strategy, released in 1999. Works on vista, as I'm playing it now on Vista. Has some rpg elements)

Sims 1 (You gotta be kidding me if you don't know this game :P)

Seven kingdoms 2: The frythan wars (Great strat game, though the graphics are uhhhh, slightly outdated :P)

Fallout 1 and 2 (One of the best rpg's I have ever played, espec Fallout 1. The graphics are ok, combat system is turn based but the rpg elements just own. )

Might & Magic (I only got V, but I personally got the feeling every single one of them is great :P)

Counterstrike (fast and competitive online fps)

Tremulous (>>>Free<<< online fps. It's a standalone mod of quake 3 and my personal favorite fps)


Could go on for hours, but I think these are a couple of names you can start with ;)

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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2008, 07:57:21 am »
www.Gametrailers.com might have a list of cool games, if you look at the older trailers...
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2008, 10:01:36 am »
Startopia + Laptop = Awesomeness.

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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2008, 12:09:37 pm »
Startopia + Laptop = Awesomeness.

Seconded. Startopia is one of the finest games ever made. Funny and a great game.
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2008, 12:21:29 pm »
Thirded. Its like a Bullfrog game, but without Peter Molyneux!
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2008, 12:25:47 pm »
Got the same processor as you arachoid.

Got 2GB Ram though. Audiosurf works fine.
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2008, 05:16:27 pm »
How could i forget?  Diablo 2 + LoD of course...
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Re: Low Specification Games?
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2008, 06:39:43 pm »
Hearts of Iron 2

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Rome: Total War

Rise of Nations (recommended)

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UT 2004