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Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Thu 08-Sep-11 14:06:42
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LOTR or simular???


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I have The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II, The Rise of the Witch-king on my old PC which I hardly ever use nowadays.

I use my laptop mostly and am wondering if there are any similar games that I could play on this.
It's not the fastest laptop and is now a few years old.

It's specs are
DELL Vostro 1700
Intel Celeron 550 @ 2.00 GHz
3GB of RAM
Nvida GeForce 8600M GT

Just want something that will run ok just to kill an hour or so.

Any ideas??
Thanks smile

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Standard User FireFalcon
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 08-Sep-11 17:03:36
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Re: LOTR or simular???


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What are you looking for thats similar? The setting or the genre?

If its setting im not sure of any LOTRO style games short of MMOs/oblivion/morrowind/etc
For the genre theres not been too many RTS's about, starcraft2, supcom2 will prolly kill your laptop, Command and conquer red alert 1-3, CNC 1-3, new one appeared recently called achron, etc.

If anything though i'd say that processor would hold you back, celerons arent exactly known for power.

Edited by FireFalcon (Thu 08-Sep-11 17:08:12)

Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Thu 08-Sep-11 17:32:43
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Re: LOTR or simular???


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Thanks for the reply.
That sort of genre is what I'm after.
Yea the chip is a bit pants, there was an upgrade (9300 rings a bell) at the time but it was about another £100 so I didn't bother.
Maybe I should just install LOTR and play that again :/

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Standard User FireFalcon
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 08-Sep-11 20:25:13
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Re: LOTR or simular???


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Well, red alert 1 and 2 are fairly low spec, theyre old games, age of empires 2 is fairly old too, CnC 1-2 as well, etc you might even be able to push into the 3's i havent took a solid look at their requirements but the older games should be ok.
Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Thu 08-Sep-11 20:35:06
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Re: LOTR or simular???


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I bought generals a few months ago from a car boot sale for 50p but as you can expect it is really dated. According to the specs on the box I should be able to run lotr ok but I know it's a really memory hog on my old pc and that was a good gaming machine back in its day, plus I've played skirmish to death on lotr.
Any ideas on updating the chip in this, I have no idea what I can put in it??

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Edited by Lt_Swan (Thu 08-Sep-11 20:35:44)

Standard User FireFalcon
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 08-Sep-11 20:53:07
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Probably cant, laptops generally arent made that way.
Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Fri 09-Sep-11 18:15:53
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Yea it can be done as I remember looking at the chips and waiting for the prices to fall. Prob don't make them anymore now though :/

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