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What can I play on this?

  • 19-11-2008 6:59am
    Registered Users Posts: 15,258 ✭✭✭✭ Rabies

    Recently picked up a cheap laptop. Don't have much time to play as much as i'd like to because of work. Looking for some easy pick up and play games that can play on my new cheap latop.

    I'm not expecting to play Crysis or aything within the past two years.

    Any ideas guys?

    OS: Windows Vista HP
    Processor: Intel Pentium Dual T2370 @1.7GHz
    Graphics: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100

    Can it do anything apart from play pong? :)

    Like to play BF2 here and there, so kinda looking for some nice easy FPS to pass some time on. Quake 3 maybe?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,191 ✭✭✭ Feelgood

    Yeah there are loads that will run on it.....


    Commandos 1 and 2

    Quake and Doom!.

    Fifa 05..

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,136 ✭✭✭ Pugsley

    Could probably get away with the serious sam games, can't get a much simpler fps than that. Could also give the half life 1 series and associated mods a go, they should run fairly smooth. Quake 3 will run fairly smooth on it too.

    Could also try:
    Age of Empires 2
    Command and Conquer series (up to Red Alert 2 possibly)
    And I second Doom and Starcraft.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,258 ✭✭✭✭ Rabies

    I'll stay away from the HL mods. CS players annoys me and I never really got in to any of the other mods. Maybe I should look in to it again :/

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,283 ✭✭✭ Ross_Mahon

    Dawn of war, Oni, Max Payne 2, Empire earth, Deus Ex, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Blue Shift, far cry, doom 3.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,258 ✭✭✭✭ Rabies

    Sweet. Looks like I can play something easy enough on the eye that won't try to kill my laptop.


    Might plan a trip to Dick Smiths tomorrow and go shopping

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,442 ✭✭✭✭ K.O.Kiki

    Anything which costs less than 20 euro should be playable ;)

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,713 ✭✭✭ Daith

    Thief 1+2 FTW!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,808 ✭✭✭ Gone Drinking

    Porn will play fine on that machine.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,132 ✭✭✭ silvine

    Porn will play fine on that machine

    Tends to end badly though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,258 ✭✭✭✭ Rabies

    K.O.Kiki wrote: »
    Anything which costs less than 20 euro should be playable ;)

    How do you know my budget?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,734 ✭✭✭ Newaglish

    Baldur's Gate
    Icewind Dale
    Heroes of Might & Magic 3

    If that's your style of game...!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer

    K.O.Kiki wrote: »
    Anything which costs less than 20 euro should be playable ;)

    No way, if you really had to set a price on it I'd say anything under a fiver will definitely work - the X1100 (basically the X200M) is slow as hell, and there are games on the shelves now for 5.99 that won't run particularly great on it.

    I had a screenshot thread before (google X200 screenshot thread) with pictures of what I got working on it, basically as follows:

    FEAR Combat - Ran OK at low settings and resolution
    Battlefield 2 - Ran OK at lowest settings
    Call of Duty 2 - only ran acceptably on lowest settings in Dx8 mode.
    Company of Heroes - ran OK at lowest settings
    Sin Episode 1 - Ran OK in DX9 mode, much better in Dx8 mode (40-60fps)

    Here you go:

    Anything running on the Source engine is the sweet spot, as you can play with some level of eye candy - older games like Battlefield Vietnam, Far Cry, so on are OK at the same levels.

    Don't be so sure about the Quake III running fine comments though as the X200 had woeful - and I mean abysmal - OpenGL support, anything on the Q3 engine runs like crap (Allied Assault, an ancient game that runs maxed out on 32mb Geforce 256 ran at 20fps for me at 800x600 low settings), even Quake III itself. It's not a hardware limitation, it's just terrible support. Don't know why, and I don't know if it was fixed for the Xpress 1100, but be wary of it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭ willietherock

    Hi guys need a bit of advice. After a 20 + yr absence I've began playing some computer games again. Came across Revenge of Shinobi for €.99 a while back and have since played LIMBO,BRAID.
    My PC is the cheapest non-gaming PC available of ARGOS.HP AMD E2 Inch 4GB 1TB Desktop
    PU and Memory:

    AMD E Seriese2-7110 apu processor.
    Quad core processor.
    Processor speed 1.8GHz.
    4GB RAM.
    Hard drive:

    1TB HDD storage.

    Shared graphics.
    AMD r2 with .

    I'm trying to figure out what exactly can I play or not from following list:

    Half-Life 2
    - OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP,Processor: 1.7 Ghz,Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Graphics: DirectX 8.1 level Graphics Card (requires support for SSE),Storage: 6500 MB available space

    Super Meat Boy - OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (Windows 8 is not officially supported)
    Processor: 1.4GHz or faster,Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c,Hard Drive: 300 MB

    Portal - MINIMUM: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Rogue Legacy - MINIMUM:OS:Windows XP/Vista/7,Processor:1.6 Ghz,Memory:1 GB RAM
    Graphics:X1950 Pro, 7900 GT,DirectX®:9.0c,Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    Additional:Only available in desktop mode for Windows 8.

    La-Mulana - OS:Windows XP Processor:Intel® Pentium 4 / 2.0GHz,Memory:1 GB RAM
    Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible card, 128MB of VRAM,DirectX®:9.0c,Hard Drive:500 MB HD space

    Bastion - OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    Memory: 2 GBHard Disk Space: 1.0 GB,Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 2)DirectX®: 9.0cSound: DirectX 9.0c compatible

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,221 ✭✭✭✭ super_furry

    Get MAME and a SNES emulator.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,948 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries