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    Obscure Node ford's Avatar
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    PC games for a crappy laptop?

    Can't imagine this thread hasn't already been made, but I figure I'd ask again. What are your recommendations for low-spec PC games that one can play on a terrible laptop?

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    Go to GoG, pick games from whatever era you prefer.
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    How crap are we talking?

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    If it'll run on steam's linux section, it'll probably run on a crappy laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Internet View Post
    If it'll run on steam's linux section, it'll probably run on a crappy laptop.
    Doesn't TF2 and shit run on linux? I don't think a shitty laptop can run TF2 well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    Doesn't TF2 and shit run on linux? I don't think a shitty laptop can run TF2 well.
    It's a surprisingly demanding game, yeah.
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    ^ well done! :D
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    I usually play Icewind Dale II on my work laptop. It runs great and works surprisingly well for short play sessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choca View Post
    I usually play Icewind Dale II on my work laptop. It runs great and works surprisingly well for short play sessions.
    This, works really well and keeps you busy for a long time.

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    You can probably play rather more than you expect to be able to on a terrible laptop.
    Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.

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    I'm in a similar situation right now. I basically do what Gundato says and browse my GoG collection. There's also most indie games.

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    I recently gamed for almost two years on an outdated laptop. I'm actually quite happy that I did as I discovered some classic gems and the AAA games were still waiting for me when I returned with a new PC and the advantage of hindsight with many reviews and patches out on the games I missed.

    I won't recommend since you have named no genre and the game possibilities are enormous.

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    Can you specify your laptop specs and your genre of preference? There are some brilliant games from the old eras. Recently I've been rediscovering some old gems myself. Warlords Battlecry 3 (Man do I wish to see a more contemporary spin-off of an Rpg/Rts blend), Age of Wonders 2 (the sequel due next year looks exciting), Tzar (this game's awesome).

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