Swampy Registered User
#1

Hi all,

I sadly got rid of my xbox ages ago due to a baby. However I am starved of a shooting game.

I have a fairly run of the mill laptop. Its an Asus X52F notebook . It has a P6100 @ 2.00ghz and 4gb ram.

Intel® HD Graphics (Pentium)


Report Date: 2/15/2012
Report Time: 16:46:36
Driver Version: 8.15.10.2202
Operating System: Windows 7 (6.1.7600)
Default Language: English (Ireland)
DirectX* Version: 10.0
Physical Memory: 3884 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 32 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 1696 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 55 MB
Processor: Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Speed: 1995 MHz
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 0046
Device Revision: 18


* Accelerator Information *


Accelerator in Use: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Video BIOS: 1930.0
Current Graphics Mode: 1366 by 768


* Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator *


Active Notebook Displays: 1
* Built-in Display *


Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Display Type: Digital
Gamma Value: 2.2
DDC2 Protocol: Supported


Maximum Image Size:
Horizontal: 13.39 inches
Vertical: 07.48 inches


Monitor Supported Modes:
1366 by 768 (60 Hz)


Display Power Management Support:
Standby Mode: Not Supported
Suspend Mode: Not Supported
Active Off Mode: Not Supported


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* Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners. *

Will I be able to play any games? Please help.

Thanks.

Overheal Covfefe Connoisseur
#2

you can pretty much get away with Counterstrike 1.6 or Condition Zero. Modern shooters are more or less out of contention. You can try CS Source but I promise no results. You can check on the TF2 forum over on steam to see about that as well: the game is free to play and lots of people tweak their old ass computers to render the game under dx8 and a few other things.

srsly78 Registered User
#3

"Intel® HD Graphics" = no graphics card. The "builtin" Intel one is rubbish. As Overheal says, old games will probably be fine. Modern stuff not so fine.

Overheal Covfefe Connoisseur
#4

Well it also depends on the game. Some titles are better optimized than others. Mass Effect etc. will gladly take to Intel HD on lower settings.

#5

you could try this http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/graphics-cards/how-to-make-an-external-laptop-graphics-adaptor-915616 to add a real graphics to your laptop for playing proper shooters

srsly78 Registered User
#6

Might as well use a desktop as use that.

Dannysaurus Registered User
#7

http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/418851-diy-egpu-experiences.html

That's a link to an external graphics processing unit thread. Though, I'd say use money you got from selling le xbox, sell off that laptop, buy an entry level one. The ones with the Sandy Bridge processors usually have the Intel HD 3000 integrated ones, and they're pretty ok to play most curent shooters at lowest settings.

Brian Moderator
#8

Quake Live.

5uspect Moderator
#9

Or sign up to OnLive.

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Pdfile Registered User
#10

wolfenstein enemy territory OP, as a measure of you're talent folks, play Cod and get 50-0, then try and repeat in Wolfenstein.... you'll never play them rubbish games anymore...


it is as always completely Free to play.

Sound of Silence Registered User
#11

If you happen to have a good internet connection, you could always try Onlive! It's got a couple of decent shooters like Deus Ex and UnrealTournament.

If not, you're very limited in what you can play.

As other posters have said, try the original Counter Strike.

CrinkElite Banned
#12

Doom 3 runs on very modest hardware (64meg Vram) and still holds up today.
there's a demo version available so you can always try before you buy.
http://download.cnet.com/Doom-3-demo/3000-7441_4-10319942.html

Steam are selling the full game.

Overheal Covfefe Connoisseur
#13

CrinkElite said:
Doom 3 runs on very modest hardware (64meg Vram) and still holds up today.
there's a demo version available so you can always try before you buy.
http://download.cnet.com/Doom-3-demo/3000-7441_4-10319942.html

Steam are selling the full game.

You say that so nonchalantly: when Doom 3 was new it forced my PC into overheat protection after about 15 minutes of play. Had to upgrade from the Geforce 4 MX 440 to a Geforce ...eh, something in the 5000 or 6000. Good times. That was what.. 10 years ago?

Supermensch Registered User
#14

The original Half Life. I mean, the graphics are eye-stinging, but it's a really good shooter, and it flew along on a Dell Latitude C400.

Alactric Registered User
#15

Dont know if the OP still comes back here, but the daily deal on steam is Wolfenstein 3D

If Doom 3 doesn't work out you could try Half life 2, Nolf 1 and 2, Operation Flashpoint, the original Call of Duty, Medal of Honour Allied assault, basically any classic fps with the last 10 years. You'll find some real gems if you lower you're expectations.

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