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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. snacks

    snacks TS Enthusiast Posts: 176

    I was going to say Freedom Fighters, but it looks like someone decided to include it in his list of 80+ games he thought should be added.
     
  2. Problem_far

    Problem_far TS Rookie Posts: 19

    How about The Sims (Not 2) ?
    It doesen't need much from the computer.Good game if you like that kind of games.
     
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Sorry Problem_far, but it's already listed. :p
     
  4. rcballa12

    rcballa12 TS Rookie

    i'm glad you've included Total Annihilation in your list. what a great game!
     
  5. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Yes, but I think Kingdoms was better, the sequal?

    Add that, BTW, Total Annihalation: Kingdoms.
     
  6. cubankid219

    cubankid219 TS Rookie

    games that i find fun and your able to play on a cheap comp(like mine)

    -soldat
    -tremulous

    rakion is another good one.
    all ijji and softnyx games.

    oh and have any of you ever found a game where you can play as a dragon? i would like to try out that game play, but cant seem to find any game that fits.
     
  7. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    cubankid219, please, edit your posts and don't double/triple post. I know of no game that you play as a dragon.

    I would like to thank all of the contributors to this list, as it has gave me game ideas and given me something to do... lol.
     
  8. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 243

    Actually, there's this game called "The I of the dragon",
    you play a dragon, its not that bad of a game,
    and besides, with this hardware, you can't be too picky :)

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  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Thanks for all your contributions guys, I finally updated the list. Sorry for taking so long, I had my finals going on.
     
  10. PyroPiggy

    PyroPiggy TS Rookie

    The 4th Coming. It's an old MMORPG, and most computers these days can run it (though it doesn't work well with Vista or whatever).
     
  11. cubankid219

    cubankid219 TS Rookie

    ty nirkon i will chek this game out :)
     
     
  12. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Are you including LotR: Battle for Middle Earth 2 and 1 in the Lord of the Rings (all)?

    I think there is also standard LotR games, correct?

    That may confuse others as it confuses me.
     
  13. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 243

    NP, enjoy, overall its an ok game!
     
  14. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 1,595

    It may seem like a shameless plug, but I operate a site which may not have a focus on good games that run well with older hardware, but often happen to be older games that would run like dreams on even a mediocre machine today.

    You may want to look at these games as well. We tend to favor RPGs and interesting shooters. The link is in my sig.

    A lot of those games are multiplayer and I'm an avid fan of most.
     
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Thanks for the link Soul Harvester, much appreciated. :)
     
  16. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Ok, You posted that CS:S runs good only under DX 7/8/8.1 hardware levels, yet with my 6200 and a 1.5Ghz Sempron, its running in 9.0c at no lower than 30 fps on nearly any map, usually higher, with the entire upper half of the options on high, with bloom HDR.

    I think its good even on 9.0c. What do you think?
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    My definition of good performance is at least 60FPS, as far as shooters are concerned. That's the only reason for my recommendation. If you want, I'll specify that after the list, just so people know that they don't need to run it in DX8\8.1 mode only.
     
  18. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Well, I do notice the difference between 30 and 60, but barely. I have noticed that with my setup, the higher fps with CS:S, the more it shows my 45ms response time when moving the mouse...

    But it's very much up to you Rage, it is your list. You can get that fps on Low, I am pretty sure.

    I'll check that now, and let you know. In fact, I may start playing on low.
     
  19. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Ok, update for you.

    My system, is to say the least, Odd. I believe I am getting bottlenecked by the fact that its only allowing AGP 4x and not 8x.

    Sooo, whenever I turned it on low, it really didn't have much of an effect ( a whole 5 fps on average). Then, I turn it onto DX 8.1, and nothing happens in terms of FPS.

    So once again, its up to you, but I don't see you having to have it set to lower DX levels.
     
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    AGP 4x and 8x will not make a difference. However, you should see a difference where DX8.1 and 9.0c are concerned. Are you sure you initialized the game in DX8.1 mode correctly?
     
  21. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    Eh, what about Painkiller? That's a pretty fun run and gun arcade style shooter; I've been able to run it on some pretty low end systems.

    Here are the min specs:

    OS: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    CPU: 1.5 GHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
    RAM: 384 MB
    CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: 8X speed
    Hard Drive Space: 1.2 GB available
    Video: 64 MB DirectX 8.1 card with hardware
    Transform & Lighting support (NVIDIA GeForce2)
     
  22. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    Yeah, Painkiller is a nice old one. Thanks for the suggestion. However, I'm unable to update the list, since there's no edit button I can see next to the post. It's probably an issue with the recent update. I'll add Painkiller and Painkiller: Overdose to the list ASAP.
     
  23. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    No edit button, really? There should be one with a little pair of scissors on it. Maybe it's because the thread is too old or something... Also, the TrackMania series is pretty scalable, pretty good stuff if you ask me. The recommended requirements for Sunrise are 1Ghz Pentium 4, 256MB RAM and a 64MB graphics card. The min specs are much lower.
     
  24. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Uh oh, I just noticed mine don't have an edit button either....

    Anyway, Yes, I am dead sure I did it correctly. -dxlevel 81

    Note, Its not using Steam. Nothing else will be said about that here, though.
     
  25. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Topic Starter Posts: 7,291   +25

    There seems to be a time limit until which you can edit your posts. I hope Julio fixes it soon, because otherwise I won't be able to add new games to the list. :(
    I'll try and get in touch with him if possible.
     


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