Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4 GHz

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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby jdredalert » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:30 pm

Caligari_87 wrote:My early teen years (1997-2006) were weird for gaming. I had some really old frankenstein PCs at home (like 486's and a PII), and my parents never had enough money to keep us up-to-date on consoles. We never had money for games either, so I mostly played a demos from those "500 shareware games!" CDs from the mid-90s, and ancient hand-me-down DOS games on 5.25 floppies. This continued until I was an independent adult in about 2009, and by then games had progressed so far, i pretty much forsook everything from the late 90s to the early 00s, and I've still missed a ton because I really can't afford games anyway. For a self-described "gamer", my practical experience is actually pretty shallow. :(

Anyway... tangent...

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I know how you feel bro. That was my reality too. My first PC was a 486 that i used until 2004. Than, my second PC was a PII in 2007, and so on. I never had a top computer, and all my desktops since the PII were frankenstein-ish, re-using parts of other dead pcs that my friends were about to throw away (and for that reason i had 8 different computers since my PII from 2007 to now, because they lived 1 or two years long at max). My last desktop is still alive though, a 3,2Ghz Dual Core with 2GB RAM and a Geforce 8400 GS (which fried to death last year) that i used to play some light stuff and Doom modding, but thanks to my girlfriend i'm now using her old laptop that she gave me as a gift. It's not that good, but it's the closer to an up to date computer that i ever had.

However, thanks to that experience i became quite good at picking my games, because they had to work properly on my poor systems or i wouldn't play anything. So here's what i think it would work for ya, phantombeta:

Medal of Honor: Allied (and Pacific) Assault
Half Life 2
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series
Painkiller series
Call of Duty 1
Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight (and Jedi Academy)

Also, since we're both from the same country, i would recommend you to save some little amount of money (something around 100 bucks) and buy a cheap video card if you can't afford a new computer for now. I was able to play even some "modern" games like Fallout 3/New Vegas and Resident Evil: Revelations with my last desktop (and even more up to date games using the same system + a GT240 GPU, that didn't survived for more than six months on my hands), at playable frame rates assuming that i used low graphic configurations.
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby Athel » Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:35 am

Not one person mentioned Quake.

:-(
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby maseter » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:02 am

Sorry, once i got going i couldn't stop... like it was can of Pringles potato chips :).
The lower it is on the list, the smaller the download and the better it will run:

Call of Duty 2 (2005) screenshots
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (2004) screenshots
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (2004) screenshots
Star Trek: Elite Force 2 (2003) screenshots
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003) screenshots
Devastation (2003) screenshots
Chaser (2003) screenshots
XIII (2003) screenshots
Jedi Academy (2003) screenshots
Contract J.A.C.K. (2003) screenshots
Call of Duty (2003) screenshots
Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003) screenshots
Red Faction II (2003) screenshots
James Bond 007: Nightfire (2002) screenshots
Iron Storm (2002) screenshots
Jedi Outcast (2002) screenshots
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter (2002) screenshots
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (2002) screenshots
No One Lives Forever 2 (2002) screenshots
Soldier of Fortune II (2002) screenshots
Clive Barker's Undying (2001) screenshots
Soldier of Fortune (2001) screenshots
Aliens Versus Predator 2 (2001) screenshots
Red Faction (2001) screenshots
Serious Sam: The First Encounter (2001) screenshots
Gunman Chronicles (2000) screenshots
Deus Ex (2000) screenshots
Project IGI (2000) screenshots
Star Trek: Elite Force (2000) screenshots
No One Lives Forever (2000) screenshots
Requiem: Avenging Angel (1999) screenshots
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (1999) screenshots
Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999) screenshots
Aliens Versus Predator (1999) screenshots
System Shock 2 (1999) screenshots
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (1998) screenshots
Blood II: The Chosen (1998) screenshots
SiN (1998) screenshots
Klingon Honor Guard (1998) screenshots
Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith (1998) screenshots
Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997) screenshots
Chasm: The Rift (1997) screenshots
Hexen II (1997) screenshots
Shadow Warrior (1997) screenshots
Blood (1997) screenshots
Hexen (1995) screenshots
Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995) screenshots
Heretic (1994) screenshots

There is also a good but overlooked Doom 3 clone:
Alpha Prime (2006) screenshots

And a 3rd person game, because this one feels like BD!
The Punisher (2005) screenshots
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby jdredalert » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:52 am

fellowzdoomer wrote:Not one person mentioned Quake.

:-(


He did:

Viscra Maelstrom wrote:if you haven't played Quake yet you should give it a try. it's actually pretty fun and very fast-paced, perhaps even moreso than Doom due to all the acrobatics you can do there. Quake 2 is pretty boring though, aside from the music and aesthetic.
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby Project Dark Fox » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:20 am

phantombeta wrote:Oh, also has to be < 1.3 GB (Preferably smaller than a normal CD (700<something> MB), because I'm running low on free space and my internet is slow as fuck.

Why is your drive so full? You can't clean it out?
Can someone recommend me a good FPS game?
One that should run on 1.9 GB RAM and on a 2.40 GHz Celeron processor with only the integrated HD Graphics GPU. (Has OpenGL 3.1 or something)
I'd prefer if it were from < 2005 and with graphics that do still look good today.
Oh, and it has to run on Windows 8.1.

And how'd you get Windows 8.1 to even run on this thing?

Anyway, I can offer a few recommendations.
OpenRA, which is an open-source version of C&C Red Alert, is pretty darn good and faithful to the original game. Comes with C&C Tiberian Dawn and Dune 2000 as well. Only problem is that not all of the missions have been ported over yet, but it has been specifically engineered for newer operating systems, including Apple OS and most Linux platforms. OpenRA is free.
FTL: Faster Than Light (Steam Link) is a relatively new game with very low system requirements. This is a really good tactical bridge-commander type game that I recommend to anyone. As of this post, it is on sale for $2.49, and you can buy the soundtrack for a dollar more (and I especially recommend that!).
MechCommander 2 was released as freeware straight from Microsoft a little while ago. The mod project MechCommander OmniTech, which is based on this release, is looking quite promising. You can find a lot of campaigns designed for MC2 or MCO on ModDB. As a huge fan of the BattleTech franchise, while MC2 is buggy as fuck, it is at least functional and I did find it rather fun despite its problems.
LATE EDIT:
I have been playing a lot of Town of Salem with my girlfriend of late. Also free, this browser-based game really tests your mind and wits over other players. Lying and deception are encouraged in this game.
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby phantombeta » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:17 pm

Project Dark Fox wrote:Why is your drive so full? You can't clean it out?

Music, games and resources for mods and games. I've got nowhere else to store them. (Obviously)
And also ISOs of Linux Mint, Windows XP, Windows 98, things to make those actually work properly and the VMs I used those for.
Oh, and also some installers that I haven't deleted because I might need to reinstall the programs.
(Also, this HD is like, 200something GB and I have only 212 GB usable because the rest is allocated for recovery partitions.)

Project Dark Fox wrote:And how'd you get Windows 8.1 to even run on this thing?

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-8/system-requirements wrote:Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)


OpenRA: I suck at RTS games.
FTL: Looks like something I'd suck hard at.
MechCommander: Oh sur- >785.2 MB Hoooopefully there's a torrent for this.
Town of Salem: Hmmm... Sounds interesting :D

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I can't open this thing, sadly. My grandmother bought it for me and my sister and got extended warranty. (?)
E ainda por cima saporra é Positivo...
E tambem nem tenho dinheiro pra isso. (Nem pros jogos. heh)
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby Project Dark Fox » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:33 pm

Sorry about my lack of genre selection in my short list. Everyone else took all my shooter recommendations.
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby Zanieon » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:48 pm

phantombeta wrote:saporra é Positivo...


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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby Snarboo » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:02 pm

I haven't seen anyone suggest this, but Chasm: The Rift might not be a bad choice! The game is less than 100 megs when installed, and it even has a level editor, if you can figure it out. :p
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby jdredalert » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:00 pm

phantombeta wrote:@jdredalert
I can't open this thing, sadly. My grandmother bought it for me and my sister and got extended warranty. (?)
E ainda por cima saporra é Positivo...
E tambem nem tenho dinheiro pra isso. (Nem pros jogos. heh)


Now that's a bad situation you are... Well, if you don't mind, i would like to ask you... how old you are? Because, if you're still a teenager, you could join those government programs for young people to find jobs as trainees. It would be low cash, but you surely would be able to mount your own computer in a while. I could also send you my spare parts via registered mail (Sedex) however i don't know if it would be any advantage for you: it would be a 6-7 years old machine as weak as the one you have now -- no, it would be surely weaker :(
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby phantombeta » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:36 am

Well, if you have some spare RAM, even if just 2 GB, it'd be okay, since my RAM is faulty. (Well, it would have to be DDR3)
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Re: Requesting recommend. of PC FPS that req. <2G RAM & <2.4

Postby maseter » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:37 am

Up until Steam many FPS games used to have demos, so you may want to check out http://www.gamefront.com/ and try some before buying...

The Half-Life: Uplink Demo for example even has exclusive content. the location and scenario in this demonstration does not appear in the full game!
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