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So my mother-in-law is visiting this weekend, and bringing along her broken computer so I can fix it up. I built her this computer years ago, out of spare parts. From what she describes, it sounds like the mobo or cpu is dead. That doesn't actually matter for this thread - I have enough spare parts to reconstitute it, and make it better than it was before.
She's expressed some interest in playing some games on it. From memory, the parts I have will bring it up to a 1.8Ghz Duron, 512 SDRAM, ~20GB HDD, and I have a GeForce 5000 series card I think for it as well.
Not recent by any means, but it will run XP and be much better than the 700Mhz P3 and low ram it has now. I have a lot of PC games but nothing I think will really interest her, she likes casual, and puzzle games. She has a DS, and pretty much exclusively plays Clubhouse Games, and Brain Age for the Sudoku. I think I have Sims 1 lying around. That's about it.
Any suggestions? They cannot be online or browser based games, she doesn't have the internet, and won't in the immediate future. Besides the built-in card games, anything that's preferably free, that I can download from my place to put on it, and that would work well with the specs?