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Great games that don't need great hardware to run

By Rage_3K_Moiz
Aug 23, 2006
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  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,290   +25

    Thanks mopar man for the nice suggestions. List updated. :)
     
  2. boykov

    boykov TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Dungeon siege 1-2

    Cheers
     
  3. Nohairleft

    Nohairleft TS Rookie Posts: 16

    How about The Bitmap Brother's Speedball 2? I used to play that until I fell off the chair....

    Roll on the release of Speedball 2 Tournament!!
     
  4. hockeyplayer15

    hockeyplayer15 TS Rookie

  5. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    The original MYST and Test Drive 6.

    Also, Oblivion ran ok with OLDBLIVION on my computer. It has an average of 15fps. When there are more than 3 people it hits 5 and stays their. Outside it stays 20.
     
  6. Nohairleft

    Nohairleft TS Rookie Posts: 16


    I used to play Frontier: Elite 2 for ages and this looks very much in that genre. I'll have to give it a go sometime. I'll second this request.
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,290   +25

    Thanks everyone. List has been updated.
    @mopar man, Oblivion is out of the question then.
     
  9. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    Area 51.

    Hell good list, this thread should be sitcky!
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,290   +25

    Thanks jtickner1, I kept forgetting to add that to the list. :)
     
  11. aznn3rd

    aznn3rd TS Rookie Posts: 139

    I don't really understand this list. Do you mean games that onboard graphics cards can run, or just 8600GT and below? Because games like F.E.A.R. still struggle with my old 7300GS
     
     
  12. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    Do you have the settings maxed out or something?

    I could get F.E.A.R. running steady set at about med on my old comp and it had;
    1GB Ram
    ATI X200 (integrated)
    and some P4 2.8Ghz i think

    What are you other specs?
     
  13. aznn3rd

    aznn3rd TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Athlon X2 4400+
    2GB Ram
    250GB HDD
     
  14. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    ah... well you should be running it fine
     
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,290   +25

    Read it more carefully. Also read about the specs I have stated that the games will run on. FEAR has an option in the Graphics settings where you can force DX8 shaders. Also, you can turn Pixel Doubling on. This drastically increases performance on weaker cards like yours.
     
  16. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Nox, War Wind, War Wind 2, Carnivores 1,2, and Cityscope.

    Cityscope is a Carnivores game, by the way...

    They all are pretty old and run GREAT, just maybe a very easy compatability mode with nox. Must be set to compatibility mode.
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,290   +25

    Thanks mopar man. I just updated the list. :)
     
  18. spudule

    spudule TS Rookie

    Open TTD (That's Transport Tycoon Deluxe) I can run it on my dad gum washing machine it's that simple.

    edit by LNCPapa - Remember that we have young people surfing these forums also
     
  19. jasonwiesenthal

    jasonwiesenthal TS Rookie

    Rise of nations, Medal of honor, Grand theft auto all parts of the series. you can always download emulators to play games from n64, ps1-2, dreamcast, and other consoles on the pc. Most of the old classics like 007 goldeneye, zelda, and super smash brothers. you can download the actual roms at dgemu.com for free but you get a certain amount of points by responding in their forum. The more points you get more the games you can download.
     
  20. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Rookie Posts: 382

    GTA for PS one is my fav throw back
     
  21. snacks

    snacks TS Enthusiast Posts: 176

    F.E.A.R. has a lot of tweaking options, so there should be some way to make it run well on many computers.

    And I'd say Star Wars Republic Commando.
     
  22. pitchblack

    pitchblack TS Rookie

    No small makers?

    You don't have any games from small shareware game makers. One of my particular favorites is Spiderweb Software. Amost all of these games can be run on an extremely basic system. The games these peple offer are Geneforges 1-4, Avernum 1-5, Nethergate: Ressurection, and lots of older games. There is also plenty of other small-tme game makers out there, besides the one I named...
     
  23. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,290   +25

    Geneforge and Avernum are already there. If you have any other additions, let me know and I'll add them there.
    And thanks for that one snacks, I'd forgotten about it. :)
     
  24. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,594   +352

  25. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,290   +25

    Thanks Mr. Julio. I really appreciate it. :)
    On a side note, I can't seem to join Digg. Does anyone know why?
     


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