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Help! I'm stuck with only a laptop!

wavecutterwavecutter Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Games and Technology
My video card died and it will be three or four months before I can replace it. I blame the economy.
So I was wondering if anyone had some good gaming suggestions to play on my decidedly weaker laptop. (I'll post the specs at the end) I prefer deep rpg's (anything but cheesy ass jrpg's) I like rogue likes but I want to feel like I'm playing a modern game. Other genres are O.K. but I hate RTS games.


I'm running a AMD Turian dual core at 2 ghz, 3 gigs of ram, windows vista, and apparently DX10.

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Left to find less-moderated fora Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I hear you on $. But if you're really keen to get a video card, can't you just temp for like 6-12 hours and get enough for a decently priced video card?

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Well the Fallout games are available on GOG.com, those are usually a good start for laptop gaming. There are the other Black Isle RPG's but they're harder to come by.

    Deus Ex (which means someone has to play it now) is available on Steam.

    System Shock 2 is also hard to come by but well worth it.

    Diablo 1 and 2 are still genre staples and can run on pretty much any modern laptop.

    Do you like Shmups by any chance? You'll probably like indie game Jets 'n' Guns. The name is completely self explanatory, I assure you. Reminds me of Tyrian or Xenon 2 in that you upgrade your ship as the game progresses.

    You can also probably play UT2004 on there, but I'd try the demo first and see. Earlier Unreal games are pretty much a given. Those are also available from GOG.com

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  • wavecutterwavecutter Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    kaliyama wrote: »
    I hear you on $. But if you're really keen to get a video card, can't you just temp for like 6-12 hours and get enough for a decently priced video card?

    I'm in school full time and work on the weekends. So my time is already limited. Oh yeah Deus Ex, forgot about that one.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Neverwinter Nights would run nicely, you may find you want a user-made campaign though.

    I bought Penny Arcade Episode 2 for my laptop offsteam and don't regret the purchase.

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  • AnalrapistAnalrapist Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Bone up on the classics if you can find them.
    Aliens vs Predator 2
    Neverwinter Nights
    Starcraft / Diablo2 / Warcraft 3
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Deus Ex
    Max Payne 1 and 2
    Medal of Honor Allied Assault ( Still probably my Fav ww2 pc game next to COD 1 )

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  • YggiDeeYggiDee The World Ends With You Shill Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm pretty sure your laptop can run the Orange Box, mine can and it's crapper than yours is.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    YggiDee wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure your laptop can run the Orange Box, mine can and it's crapper than yours is.

    spec wise my laptop is the same as his at definitely can NOT run TF2

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  • wavecutterwavecutter Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I installed Morrowind yesterday with both expansions and some user content (Rhedd's heads and better bodies) That seems to run reasonably well.

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  • BremenBremen Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    You might try Elona, it's sort of a sprite based roguelike meets Morrowind with an incredibly brutal difficulty. The PA thread is here.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    YggiDee wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure your laptop can run the Orange Box, mine can and it's crapper than yours is.

    spec wise my laptop is the same as his at definitely can NOT run TF2

    Spec wise my laptop is worse than his and runs TF2 just fine, you just need to throw it into DX8 mode.

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  • YggiDeeYggiDee The World Ends With You Shill Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    YggiDee wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure your laptop can run the Orange Box, mine can and it's crapper than yours is.

    spec wise my laptop is the same as his at definitely can NOT run TF2

    Seriously I have less ghz, less RAM, Windows XP, and DX8. I've played TF2 and Portal.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    YggiDee wrote: »
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    YggiDee wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure your laptop can run the Orange Box, mine can and it's crapper than yours is.

    spec wise my laptop is the same as his at definitely can NOT run TF2

    Seriously I have less ghz, less RAM, Windows XP, and DX8. I've played TF2 and Portal.

    do you have an actual factual video card?

    Because I am pretty sure this guy is working with an integrated deal

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  • YggiDeeYggiDee The World Ends With You Shill Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Mine is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200. It's integrated.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Mine is integrated as well.

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ah, mine is some itty bitty shitty intel integrated chipset that is good for nothing made in the last 4 years.

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  • wavecutterwavecutter Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm running an Nvidia Geforce 8200M G

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  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Crawl: Stone Soup.

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  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    subedii wrote: »
    Deus Ex
    FUCK YOU

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  • guarguar Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm not sure what the Myth games can be classified as; I've heard them described as a more tactical RTS, but I, like you, simply detest most RTS games.

    They're great games nevertheless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYjgE8NpPBk

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