PC Gaming Great games that don't need great hardware to run

Nohairleft

TS Rookie
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!!
 

mopar man

TechSpot Ambassador
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.
 

aznn3rd

TS Rookie
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
 
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jtickner1

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
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?
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

Sith Lord
azzn3rd said:
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
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.
 

mopar man

TechSpot Ambassador
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.
 

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
 
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.
 

snacks

TS Enthusiast
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.
 

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...
 

Rage_3K_Moiz

Sith Lord
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. :)