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Good games for a crappy graphics card

By fastzr
Dec 15, 2009
  1. Hey, I love gaming but for now I m stuck on a shity laptop here are the stats, does anybody know any good games that might work? Also in Portal how do I fix the "hl2.exe isn't responding" error?


    Intel Core 2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz
    1.82GHz, 1 GB of RAM
    Intel Express Chipset Family 945 GMA 950



    Thx for all the help,
    fastzr
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    To answer your first question. You may have missed the sticky when you posted in this forum ;) Mind you, 22000 people viewed it, so it couldn't have been too hard to see :rolleyes:
    Great games that don't need great hardware to run

    As for the second Q. Have you tried to re-install it? Please note, that's all I wanted to say :)
     
  3. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thanks I did miss it.... I'm not very good at finding things and yes I have tried re-nstalling it.

    Thx,
    fastzr

    P.S. Is there anyway to get Hardware T&L without buying a new graphics card?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Sorry, what's T&L, is it TandL :D
     
  5. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I don't know I used "Can you run it" and most games fail because I don't have Hardware T&L and Vertex Shader 2.0, I don't know what ether of them are.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Oh Transform and Lighting
    Sounds strange to me, but if they need this in your new Video card for gaming, so be it
    So check the specs on your card and see if it has it then ;)
     
  7. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    You are going to have a hard time getting a video card upgrade for a laptop. Most of them it is impossible, some it is possible but difficult. In any case we would need to know the model of laptop that you have in order to determine if it is even a possibility.
     
  8. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Toshiba Portege M405
     
  9. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

  10. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Damn, that sucks


    well thanks for all the help...
    Ill have to be contend with Warcraft and Gothic 2.

    Fastzr
     
  11. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    You should check out the sticky Kim pointed you too. There are some great older games that run decent on older hardware. I personally had to game for a couple years on a laptop and managed fine (20-30fps) on certain games. And that was a few years ago so I'm sure you can find something you'd enjoy.
     
  12. shawnogbomo

    shawnogbomo TS Rookie

    aom

    you can get age of mythology its a really good game
     
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