Great games that don't need great hardware to run

By Rage_3K_Moiz
Aug 23, 2006
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  1. Captain828

    Captain828 TechSpot Guru Posts: 277

    lol @ Fable; even my 8800GTS has problems with it (@ 8x FSAA, 1680x1050)

    I doubt that Fable plays well on anything less than a 6600; I know it kinda sucked on my ol' Asus EN6600 @ 1024x768

    as for my contribution I would say Gun Metal is a very fun game
  2. Canadian

    Canadian Newcomer, in training Posts: 102

    Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader, Argamegtron (Free, fun)
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,280   +23

    Look here. FYI, my dad's PC has a 1.7GHz Williamette CPU, 1GB of DDR RAM and a 256MB DDR 6600, which plays Fable perfectly at 1024x768 with 2x AA and everything else maxed out. You probably have some other issues.
    @Canadian, thanks for the contribution!
    And last but not the least, thanks again to Mr. Julio for putting this on the front page, and to all the TS people who've contributed. It wouldn't have been possible without your help and support. Hope this thread continues to help more people. :)
    The list seems to have been messed up, and I can't fix it! What happened?!
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 893   +98

    Nice list, still can use a couple of key games, roller coaster tycoon 1 + expansions, roller coaster tycoon 2 + expansions, not roller coaster tycoon 3 due to the fact that they ruined it and it won't run on the specs, need for speed 2 and the hot pursuit lot, frogger, trackmania sunrise ans united. Thats all for now, great list.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Hrm.. How about listing the games one per line. I do realise that that the current arrangement may be "cool" and "warezlike", but it's a real pain to go through this giant blob of gibberish when you are not looking for anything specific that the find function could show.
  6. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    It used to be line by line... I swear it was anyway.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    Hmm I think Rage messed it up (not on purpose), hopefully he will fix it when he has a chance.
  8. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Julio, I have seen other reports of the site not formatting correctly. I believe it was kimsland that was having to go back and edit all new posts because of them not formatting correctly. He also stated that he couldn't get it fixed on post #78.
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It happens 50% of the time VERY annoying

    All my words squash up

    I edit
    I edit
    I edit

    And then it's OK

    Please help
  10. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    I've seen that happen over at Gamespot a few times. It's so annoying when you type out something massive like a blog or what not
  11. Kabal

    Kabal Newcomer, in training

    How about these:

    Freespace 1&2
    Total Annihilation
    Icewind Dale 1&2
    Septerra Core
     
  12. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 459

    Just a thought, maybe the list needs to be reoraganised so that its easier to read?
  13. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    skitzo_zac, we have just went over this. He has tried to fix it but to no avail.
  14. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 459

    Yeah I I know that now, I didnt go to the end of the thread, I was just looking at the list itself. Then I thought that someone else would have already suggested it or something so I looked then realised my stupidity. I was looking, but I couldnt see if I could delete my post, I was going to edit it honest. Well no need now. My stupidity has been made public.

    Meh: off to an education facility again tomow, hopefully I can rememdy some of my stupidity.
  15. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Sorry, I wasn't trying to be mean. Just letting you know...lol.

    Wasn't stupidity, just ignorance. ;)
  16. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 459

    Meh, I only came to look at list to make sure that Deus Ex was on there anyways. And It is :D
  17. Nirkon

    Nirkon TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 243

    I found the solution after a few internet searches and tweaking here and there.
    Heres the organized list.
    @first poster, check at the end of the list at the code on how to put them..
    it doesnt matter if they are messed up inside the edit box, when you save them they come out as a list!


    BTW:
    Added:
    Oblivion with Oldblivion
    Dreamfall the longest journey (personally played it on P4 1.5GHZ, 512MB SDRAM 133, Geforce 3MX)
    Freespace 1&2
    Total Annihilation
    Icewind Dale 1&2
    Septerra Core
    + corrected some games being out of alphabetical order


    1. age of empires 1 & 2
    2. age of mythology + titans expansion
    3. alien vs. Predator 1 & 2
    4. allegiance
    5. america's army
    6. area 51
    7. argametron
    8. baldur's gate 1 & 2 battlefield 1942
    9. beyond good & evil
    10. black & white
    11. blood 1 & 2 + all expansions
    12. blood omen 1 & 2
    13. call of cthulhu: dark corners of the earth
    14. call of duty + united offensive
    15. carmageddon(all)
    16. carnivores 1 & 2
    17. chromium
    18. cityscope
    19. clive barker's undying
    20. command & conquer (all except tiberium wars)
    21. commandos (all)
    22. counter-strike & counter strike: source(w\dx 7 and dx8\8.1 hardware levels)
    23. crusader: no remorse
    24. crusader: no regrets
    25. dawn of war + all expansions
    26. day of defeat + dod: source
    27. day of the tentacle
    28. deus ex 1 & 2
    29. diablo 1 & 2
    30. doom 1 & 2
    31. doom 3 (only on low settings and with performance tweaks)
    32. duke nukem 3d + manhattan project dune (all)
    33. dreamfall: the longest journey
    34. dungeon siege 1 & 2
    35. empire earth
    36. fable: the lost chapters
    37. fahrenheit\indigo prophecy fallout 1 & 2
    38. fallout: tactics
    39. f.e.a.r. Including all expansions (good performance only achieved by forcing dx8
    40. shaders)
    41. final fantasy vii and viii
    42. flatout
    43. freedom force 1 & 2
    44. Freespace 1&2
    45. full throttle
    46. galactic civilizations ii: dread lords geneforge (all)
    47. giants: citizen kabuto
    48. gothic 1 & 2
    49. grand theft auto (all)
    50. grim fandango(my personal fave)
    51. ground control 1 & 2
    52. guild wars
    53. gun metal
    54. gunz online
    55. half life + blue shift + opposing force
    56. half life 2
    57. halo 1 & 2
    58. heroes of might & magic(all)
    59. hitman (all)
    60. homeworld
    61. homeworld: cataclysm
    62. Icewind Dale 1&2
    63. indiana jones & the fate of atlantis
    64. indigo prophecy/fahrenheit
    65. loom mafia
    66. master of magic
    67. max payne 1 & 2
    68. mechwarrior 4 : vengeance
    69. medal of honor(all, except for moh: airborne )
    70. metal gear solid 1 & 2
    71. midtown madness 1 & 2
    72. monkey island (all)
    73. motocross madness 1 & 2
    74. myst (all)
    75. need for speed underground 1 & 2
    76. neverwinter nights
    77. no one lives forever 1 & 2
    78. nox
    79. prince of persia: the sands of time + warrior within + the two thrones
    80. populous 1 & 2
    81. project igi
    82. quake 1-3
    83. rainbow six 1-3 + expansions
    84. red faction 1 & 2
    85. rise of nations + all expansions
    86. return to castle wolfenstein + enemy territory
    87. rome: total war
    88. sam & max (all)
    89. Septerra Core
    90. serious sam (all)
    91. severance: blade of darkness
    92. sid meier's civilization series
    93. sid meier's pirates
    94. simcity (all)
    95. sin sniper elite
    96. spiderman (movie version and comic-based version)
    97. spiderman 2: enter electro
    98. soldier of fortune 1 & 2
    99. soul reaver 1 & 2
    100. splinter cell 1 & 2
    101. starcraft + brood wars
    102. star wars: galaxies(all)
    103. star wars jedi knight: dark forces ii
    104. star wars: jedi knight: mysteries of the sith
    105. star wars jedi knight: jedi academy
    106. star wars jedi knight ii: jedi outcast
    107. star wars: kotor 1 & 2
    108. star wars: republic commando
    109. stronghold
    110. stronghold: crusader
    111. system shock 1 & 2
    112. team fortess classic
    113. test drive 6
    114. the chronicles of riddick: escape from butcher bay
    115. the chzo mythos (all)
    116. the dig
    117. the elder scrolls iii: morrowind
    118. the elder scrolls iv: oblivion (with oldblivion www.oldblivion.com)
    119. the longest journey
    120. the movies + stunts & effects expansion
    121. the orange box (all games)
    122. the sims + all expansions
    123. the sims 2
    124. thief (all)
    125. tom clancy's ghost recon + desert siege + island thunder
    126. tom clancy's splinter cell 1-3
    127. tomb raider (all)
    128. Total Annihilation
    129. tribes 1 & 2
    130. uplink: hacker elite
    131. unreal i & ii
    132. unreal tournament goty edition
    133. unreal tournament 2003 & 2004
    134. warcraft iii: reign of chaos + the frozen throne
    135. warlords (all)
    136. war wind 1 & 2
    137. world of warcraft + the burning crusade
    138. world in conflict
    139. worms 1-3 + all expansions
    140. xiii zeus: master of olympus
    141. all popcap and miniclip games.



    space
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    I uploaded the TXT file so you can paste this in your first post instead of re-writing the whole thing!!!:
    4KB - click Free at the bottom

    http://rapidshare.com/files/90925324/ForTechspot.txt
    when you add more games, just use the [*] symbol before each game and stick it in there, it will automatically place it where you put it and update the numbers accordingly.
    (btw remove the [ quote ] before that list in the TXT, and yeah thats it... you don't have to reorganize it everytime you edit.)

    Enjoy :)
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,280   +23

    Thanks a million Nirkon! It looks better with formatting but I guess it's a whole lot better than having it look messed up 'warez-like', as Nodsu said. ;)
    But Mr. Julio, any ideas on why it got messed up? I was just editing it normally last night and when I hit save, it appeared messed up like that. I kept editing it again but it remained that way.
     
  19. Nirkon

    Nirkon TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 243


    its something to do with the forum configuration, or more likely the forum software itself (vB).

    I tried editing it after it got messed up to add the new games, it wasn't that bad, just find the place you want to add it, hit Enter before the [*] of the next game, add [*], add the game after that, and thats it.

    btw the oblivion one had the "here" slipped to the next dot.

    ooh! I thought of another great game I played, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, I really liked the story and the hack&slash gameplay.

    and no problem, glad I could help!
  20. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Nirkon, my only problem is that with my FX 5200 and my 2.4GHZ Celeron/stripped down P4 it got about 5-25 fps, with 25 being in the middle of nowhere with no npc's.
  21. Nirkon

    Nirkon TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 243


    legacy of kain? oblivion???

    I played legacy of kain, 1024X768 dont remember the settings, on the computer i said earlier, the p4 1.5ghz, 512mb ram, geforce 3mx... and it ran quite smoothly.. so its probably your celeron which is slowing the computer.. they quite suck for gaming...
  22. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Oops. Sorry I meant Oldblivion....

    Yeah, they do, but I can't afford the 70 bucks for the only other processor the dell can take...
  23. Nirkon

    Nirkon TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 243

    and even everything including the resolution down to the lowest?...
    'cause I know the 5200 to be a fighter :p (maybe you have the 64mb version?).
    my friend has it, he has a P4 2.0GHZ, 5200fx 128mb, 512mb ram, he's playing right now.. uhh... Phantasy Star Universe + expansion, its running ok, settings at mid.

    if everything is low.. then the celeron really brings down the computer on gaming.
  24. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    No, EVERYTHING at lowest, And your right, its a fighter. It is actually the 256mb version.

    It will run UT (the original ;)) at > 70fps, CS:S at 15-25 fps on low, 30 with caseys config.,and CNC Generals at 25-30 fps capped with most everything on.
  25. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 459

    I highly suggest that Simon the Sorceror should be added to the list. Its just like monkey island, with an awesome sense of humour (just like monkey island). I havent had the joy of playing the sequal. Also I think recently they did a 3d version of Simon, I must acquire myself that one day.


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