Okay, so my computer's blown up...

#1 Posted by Epidepic (7 posts) -

So, apparently, using a dodgy power outlet that sizzles whenever you plug into it is a bad idea. 
 
I'm computer-less for a month or so, but I do have this little laptop here.  
 
It's a relatively old (few years) Toshiba Satellite Pro with a single core at 1.86GHz, with an (argh) integrated graphics chipset. Any games I could play while I wallow in deep despair?

#2 Posted by Shirogane (3569 posts) -

Ouch, integrated graphics? I think you're a bit screwed over... 
 
Try some of the weird indie games i guess. You know, Plants vs Zombies, and all those weird things that shouldn't take up too much graphics processing power. Only other thing i can think of that should run is Torchlight. 
 
Wait, does Warcraft 3 even work on that thing? If so, some of the custom maps stuff is pretty awesome.
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#3 Posted by jangofett88 (324 posts) -

Audiosurf maybe.

#4 Posted by Joker_777 (326 posts) -

Tie Fighter.

#5 Posted by Alexander (1721 posts) -
#6 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

Rome Total War on minimum settings perhaps?

#7 Posted by Impossibilium (684 posts) -

Pong.
 
Typing 5318008 into the calculator app and holding the laptop upside down ...
 
I think that's about it.

#8 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2907 posts) -

I've got one word for you, just one word: Emulation.

#9 Edited by SPACETURTLE (1622 posts) -
@Impossibilium said:

" Pong.  Typing 5318008 into the calculator app and holding the laptop upside down ...  I think that's about it. "

Hah.. I always loved playing with a calculator trying to create words when I was a kid. Especially when at school enduring boring math classes.
 
Oh, and I'm sorry about your computer, man. That sucks. I just found a collection of all the Metal Slug games a couple of days ago. So my advice to you, check them out. I guess those games should run somewhat smoothly on your laptop.
#10 Posted by VIGGO123 (552 posts) -

As @SPACETURTLE said, the Metal Slug collection is awesome... You should also look into a Nintendo 64 emulator called Project64, it's legal, as far as i know..

#11 Posted by Chandu83 (222 posts) -

A lot of older games work on integrated graphics. Call of Duty, Deus Ex, Return to Castle Wolfenstein etc. You could try those.

#12 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@Epidepic: 
I'd be willing to bet you could run Torchlight.
 
Seriously, it's even got a netbook mode in it.
#13 Posted by Chyro (353 posts) -
Good Old Games
 
I bet you a majority of the games on there would work.  And they are cheap as hell and DRM free.  GL.
#14 Edited by monkeyroach (175 posts) -

www.gog.com

#15 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I bet Torchlight would work on absolutely lowest settings.

#16 Posted by Korwin (2846 posts) -
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
" I've got one word for you, just one word: Emulation. "
Word get your ZSnes on.
#17 Posted by armaan8014 (5378 posts) -

dammit bugs back. Bumping again to push thread down

#18 Edited by cgoodno (166 posts) -
@Epidepic:  PvZ on Google Chrome.  Plus a few others.  For me, there's always been Kongregate.  Then there's always a ton of oldies-but-goodies on GOG.
#19 Posted by salad10203 (654 posts) -
#20 Posted by RVonE (4630 posts) -

Bejeweled 2? Maybe 3?
#21 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Counter Strike, anything can play that game.

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