What's a good FPS for my specs?

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  1. Skyline969
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    Well, I have a work laptop, but it's not very special for gaming.

    Intel Dual-Core 2.0 GHz processor (32-Bit)
    2GB RAM
    Intel Express 945 Series graphic chipset (128MB)
    Windows 7 32-Bit

    Portal even runs slow at points, especially when there's a big map with a lot going on. Anyways, what's a good FPS for me? I'm tired of all of the war ones (like, real warfare ones like Call of Duty), I want something... over-the-top. Kinda like Quake 2 (which doesn't run very good on my machine... but it's acceptable). What's one I can run with good settings and a 1280x800 resolution and get good performance from?
     


  2. Potticus

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    Yikes, if quake 2 isn't running great than there might not be hope.

    Maybe try counterstrike 1.6 / condition zero
    But that's not to over the top

    Unreal Tournament might strike your interest.
    Combat arms might work, kinds of a counter strike knock-off

    left for dead is crazy, but you would need a better comp [​IMG]
     
  3. GreatCrippler

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    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory... C & C Renegade.
     
  4. Wombo Combo

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    Your problem is the Intel Express 945 Series. If you had a desktop you could install a graphics card and fix that issue but very few laptops allow you to upgrade your GPU.
     
  5. kylehaas

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    I'd try Wolfenstein Enemy Territory and True Combat: Elite
     
  6. Skyline969
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    Hm, my roommate actually has a copy of C&C Renegade somewhere. I find it very WEIRD, because when I think C&C I think RTS, not FPS. But I hear it's really good. I also heard Unreal Tournament is good, so I might try that one out if my laptop can handle it. And I've got L4D and L4D2 on my 360. [​IMG]

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory? It's hard for a Wolfenstein game to be as good as Wolfenstein 3D, but I'll look into it. I hope it's not that brand new Wolfenstein game, because that one sucked.

    And yeah, I know my problem is my graphics chipset. If my summer business pulls in enough money, I'm gonna build myself a custom gaming rig. I can fit a decent one together for under $800, monitor, mouse, and keyboard included. But for now, I'll check those games out. Thanks guys.
     
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    Warsow MIGHT run fluidly on absolute minimum quality settings.

    It's a fun free online FPS game.
     
  8. YourHero

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    Counter strike source at best.
     
  9. Njrg

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    Unreal Tournament 2004 runs fine and doesn't look too ugly by today's standards.
     
  10. GreatCrippler

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    Side thought... You oughta be able to pick up a PCI Nvidia 8400 pretty cheap. It's crap, but much better than what you have.
     
  11. Berthenk

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    Do you know the person has a laptop, and therefore, has (almost) no options to upgrade. Not to mention that it might ruin his warranty...
     
  12. Maz7006

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    Counter-Strike 1.6

    Nuf' said.
     
  13. GreatCrippler

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    Laptop... right... 2:30am here... I think it's bedtime. ^^
     
  14. Elritha

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    Get the very latest graphic card drivers off the intel web site for your 945. Quake 2 uses opengl and not direct3d(directx), unless you have left it on software renderer. As bad as your card is, it should run smoothly on it. Windows default drivers for gpus usually have crap opengl support.
     
  15. Overload180

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    Hey guys:

    my kids have laptops with intel 945G, 1gb ram and 1.6ghz gpu. ive tried many games on their laptops and a few that i can say work pretty darn good are .

    Max Payne 1 and 2
    Return To Castle Wolfenstein
    Deus X
    Land of the Dead
    Day Of The Dead
    half-life 1 (NONE SOURCE)
    Unreal Tournament
    Unreal
    GTA 3 and Vice City
    Quake 3 LIve

    all these games are very playable on their lowest settings with all extra filters turned off.
     
  16. naglaro00

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    Sounds like we have same laptops.
    Intel 945 sucks alot

    Sadly, Penumbra: overture does not work.
    Portal works with lowest settings but lag persists.
    Half-life 2 works great with few lag
     
  17. GundamXXX

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    most source games should work

    advice is. go to gamespot and look for any games before 2005
     
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    You can emulate any console up to and including Dreamcast.
     
  19. Skyline969
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    True, but FPS on consoles on PCs (if that makes sense) seems just so... counter-intuitive. I play FPS on a PC because I can a lot better precision from a mouse than from an analog stick.
     
  20. KDH

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    No, don't go to Dell's website, go to Intel's Website.

    Here's the direct link to what you need: Intel GMA 945 Driver for 32-Bit Windows 7

    Hmm, not so direct I guess. Just choose your OS from the list.

    Never get your drivers from anyone other than the manufacturer of the specific hardware, Intel in this case.