pc games that don't require high specs?

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  1. triassic911
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    I feel like playing some pc games but my comp sucks. It can't even play san andreas without horrible framerates... Any games that I can play?
     


  2. updowners

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    Are you able to post your specs? It would be quite helpful.
     
  3. computerboy

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    Battlefield Heroes (Free2Play), Battlefield 2, The Sims 2.
     
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    Anno 1404/Dawn of Discovery - City builder, might run terrible but bad FPS is tolerable in this game
    Anno 1701/1701 AD - City builder, might run terrible but bad FPS is tolerable in this game
    Counter-Strike Source
    GTA III - Will run good even on a netbook
    GTA Vice City - Good even on a netbook
    GTA San Andreas all low at like 640x480
    Half Life - FPS, runs on variation of Quake engine from 1996
    Half Life 2 - FPS
    id Super Pack - Tons of classic FPS action some games even work on a 486
    Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 - Tycoon game, 2d so it'll run on anything
    SimCity 4 Deluxe - City builder, good even on a netbook
     
  5. triassic911
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    My specs are garbage they are:
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual-core processor
    1.80ghz
    2gb ram
    ati radeon x1200 series

    Thanks for the games guys I will definitely try them out.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Most emulators run great. My laptop can run Goldeneye 007 on Mupen64 at a great framerate. Other older gen emulators (Snes9x, VisualBoyAdvance, No$gba, etc).
     
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  8. XWolf

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    Garbage??? Based on what standards? Not wasting half your resources on Vista are you?

    I am running plenty of games fine on a machine worse than that. Halo, Unreal Tournament 4, Eve Online, Command and Conquer 3, a load of emulators, a load of games in DOSbox......
     
  9. luke_c

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    Team Fortress 2.
     
  10. prowler

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    Be thankful you don't have
    X300 ATI Raedon
    512MB of RAM
    intel pentium 3.00ghz

    Lol, i was surprised i can play 3mins of Oblivion without it crashing ¬_¬
     
  11. Law

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    Torchlight should run fine on it. Diablo II style RPG (I think the people who made it were actually former devs or something).
     
  12. Fat D

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    That should be able to run GTASA perfectly fine. I ran it on a single-core processor with less than half as much RAM.
     
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    You should be able to run games like Counter Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2 in DX8 mode.
     
  14. zeromac

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    You sound like you have the exact same laptop as me because those are my specs exactly lol
    Toshiba Satellite M70?
    Anyways, I'm trying to download Team Fortress 2 atm
    Btw you should visit this website, it tells you if your computer can good games
    http://cyri.systemrequirementslab.com/srtest/
     
  15. ProtoKun7

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    Our main computer is rubbish (it's a laptop, 'nuff said), but Star Wars Starfighter runs well on it. It's old, but still has good replay value in my opinion. You'd proabably want a joystick though.
     
  16. Alato

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    Well, Starcraft works great on anything. :0 And those are some decent specs. No gaming computer, but certainly decent.
    Be thankful you don't have
    2gb HDD,
    Pentium III 599mhz,
    128MB RAM,
    and well... No graphics card.

    That's what I was running forever up until a couple weeks ago until I was finally able to upgrade to a decent computer.
     
  17. XWolf

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    Freelancer - gotta try that.
     
  18. Splych

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    I think I have a X600 or X300 lying around my house... If you upgrade your RAM and GPU, you can run a variety of games =]

    I had similar specs... except my GPU was a X600 and I had 2GB of RAM. CPU was slightly faster (3.4) and was a single core. I still recommend that you upgrade those things.

    As of this topic...

    Try out... A bunch of emulators. You'll be sure to find one that is fitting for you =]

    But for games... Age of Empires I and II. iunno bout' III since it's grapics went from bad to good when it was II to III.
     
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    Counter Strike 1.6
    Counter Strike Source
    Team Fortress 1/2

    basically all you need is one of those games and you are good for many many hours
     
  20. razorback78

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    oldies game: warcraft 2; starcraft; counter strike. or try nes or snes emulators.